I am going to guess by now that most of us have seen or heard about Hôtel Americano but when I came across it again I had a re-education as to why it resonates so well with me. One element that I really love are the rooms designed by French designer Arnaud Montigny. Architecture inside architecture is hard to pull off, but the bed in the second picture is simply stunning. Let’s not forget about the well executed marble bathroom.
Located in the heart of Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood alongside the world’s best art galleries and New York’s famed High Line Park, Hôtel Americano is Grupo Habita’s first property in the US.
The rooms, designed by French designer Arnaud Montigny known for his work at Parisian boutique Colette, suggest an urban ryokan with wooden platform beds, warm lighting and natural materials.
The 10-story building, designed by award-winning Mexican architect Enrique Norten, is a glass structure encased in a metal mesh façade that captures the industrial feel of the surrounding neighborhood. Along the exterior, a glass-enclosed elevator shuttles guests between the street-level restaurant and rooftop terrace.
Owner: Grupo Habita
Phone: 212 216 0000 (Main) Fax: 212 216 9000
Architecture: Enrique Norten, TEN Arquitectos (Mexico City/New York)
Interior design: MCH Arnaud Montigny, Paris – Arnaud Montigny, Gianni Lavacchini