After years of restoration, the Beekman Hotel in New York is finally open again, and in the sames year oh the building’s 135th anniversary. So this is the perfect time to show you beautiful Hotel Design ideas, through this warm and very invinting project. Enjoy!
The Beekman was initially commissioned by Irish immigrant banker Eugene Kelly, and was constructed by the architecture firm of Benjamin Silliman, Jr and James M. Farnsworth as the Temple Court Building.
Its site was previously the site of the New York City debut of Hamlet, as well as of intellectual incubator Clinton Hall, and the inaugural classes of the New York University.
In 1998, the Temple Court Building with its distinctive Queen Anne design, and its nine-story atrium bathed in resplendent sunlight through the pyramidal skylight saw its magnificent façade declared an official New York City landmark.
New York hotels and landmarks are often similar; the city’s hospitality, marketed warts and all, is a pillar of the modern urban narrative. And this is where the Beekman’s building, now majestically restored by the architecture firm of Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, lets its hospitality function shine through its long history.
This complex role of a haven for individual ambition in a town so comfortable in testing it is eloquently reflected in the Beekman’s interior design and overall aesthetic philosophy.
Stressed by the colour palette and the lighting, the building’s wonderful ironwork calls back to the brute force of the city’s foundational, entrepreneurial spirit, while an ingenious use of carpets references both the patchwork that is Manhattan, and the insulation that its inhabitants seek from it.
As dominant dark tones are entertained by bursts of colour in the furniture, and as public spaces linger between stern exclusivity and playful maturity, renowned interior designer Martin Brudnizki moves with elegance from the narrative of struggling ambition to one of luxury and sophistication –the province of ambition actualized.
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