Park Terrace Hotel — New York, USA
An iconic view of New York City’s Bryant Park might be enough of a selling point for most hotels in Manhattan, but for the Park Terrace Hotel, located within the David Chipperfield-designed building The Bryant, that’s just the start. Spread over 15 floors of Chipperfield’s tower, the hotel and its 226 rooms form an elegant portrait of quiet modernity that serves as a refreshing counterpoint to all the storied landmarks in the vicinity.
The hotel has been designed by Stonehill Taylor, who also served as the architects of record for the entire building. In the lobby, walls have been clad in book-matched, aspen wood panels – a nod to the London Plane trees that fill the park just opposite. An oversized bronze chandelier, exquisitely formed by small leaves, creates a canopy overhead, while casting foliage-like shadows on the terrazzo floors. This respect for nature extends into the rooms, where each space has been configured to make the most of its square footage. Multi-use furniture, like desks that double up as dining tables and benches that function as luggage racks, exudes efficiency, while generously proportioned windows make the most of the surrounding views.
The hotel’s Terrazzo Lounge, comprising of an indoor bar and outdoor terrace on the building’s 6th floor, is set to become a Manhattan mainstay. Overlooking the historical architecture of the New York Public Library, its where visitors and guests can enjoy a cocktail, the breakfast bar or a sampling of the Big Apple’s favourite eats, which have been curated to bring a taste of what New York has to offer. §