13th November 2018 | Marriott Marquis

Sheraton Brooklyn

First Creative Spark by Erin Hoover

The Sheraton Brooklyn is a 321 key property which opened in 2009, owned by Lam Group. The renovation is expected to be completed in February 2019 A shopping destination since the 1890s, this area has many notable architectural and cultural landmarks. The area around the hotel continues to evolve, with new office & residential towers, as well as a shopping and entertainment center, City Point. The owners wanted this renovation to reposition the property as part of this new vibrant neighborhood. Brooklyn’s industrial, commercial and cultural heritage is a rich source of inspiration for the interior design, and we reference the iconic Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges which connect this part of the borough to Manhattan as well.

AC Hotel Seaport

Second Creative Spark by PPA Architects

Once a rippling brook, Maiden Lane is one of the most storied streets of Manhattan. 151 Maiden Lane is located at the juncture of the Financial and the Seaport Districts, a rapidly developing
enclave of restaurants, retail, and residential all adjacent to the new East River Waterfront Esplanade. Business and leisure travelers will have an upscale urban destination in a great

PPA was commissioned in 2014 as architect to design the hotel and produce interiors for this 33- story building. Responding to the brand’s requirements for an innovative, sleek, European-
inspired, design-led guest experience, the office turned to the water metaphorically. Undulating and rippling above a floating base, the guest floor tower is composed of successive angled floor
to ceiling bay windows providing each room with spectacular views of the harbor and Brooklyn. 

The floating base is filled by the sky lobby, bar, and restaurant on one deck. The overhangs of the floating base shield and welcome an indoor/outdoor open glass entry and reception underneath it. And quite literally, the ground floor base will have flood gates to protect against another Hurricane Sandy. The interiors of sky lobby, bar, and restaurant are open and flowing contemporary spaces overlooking a wide vista created by plazas both sides of Maiden Lane.

NY Exchange

Third Creative Spark by Sundukovy Sisters

Mini boutique hotel NY Exchange will be located in the 20 Exchange Place, a 57-story Art Deco building in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan. Formerly known as the City Bank-Farmers Trust Building, it was built between 1930–1931. It was ultimately sold in 1979. The building remained untouched since that time, what gives us the privilege to work with the historic building in the original Art Deco style. 

To convert floors of 20 Exchange Place into a 5* multi-functional space that consists of the mini boutique hotel of 13 rooms, the SPA, the cabaret and the gastronomic complex. We had to take into account the historic architecture of the building and the facilities and spaces designed specifically for the bank needs. For instance, we had a legacy of safes, which we integrated into the new interior. Besides, the hotel will be neighboring with apartments. Thus, it was important to respect the neighborhood and to make the new place co-livable with locals. 

The design concept takes aesthetic clues from Art Deco heritage of the venue fused with the contemporary materials and forms. We took the authentic Art Deco patterns and elements and scaled them up into modern forms of furniture and decorations.