HOK’s design for the $180 million interior renovation of the InterContinental New York Barclay celebrates Federalist style with a modern twist and locally manufactured furnishings.
Excerpted from Hotel Business Design:
“HOK teamed up with Stickley Contract to provide custom-made furnishings for the project, which took an estimated 20 months. Hotel Business Design was on hand on Nov. 11 at an event titled, ‘Made in NY for New York,’ which celebrated the completion of the renovation.”
“There is a redesigned lobby leading up to a brand-new Carrara marble grand staircase and, if you look above, a stately chandelier holds court. The 704 guestrooms and suites received a new look, with the feeling of a residential space or chic apartment on Park Ave.”
“Throughout the custom-design process, HOK’s team was involved in the finest details and was able to take advantage of the furniture maker’s locale to create something new on the fly.”
“‘It’s a Federalist-style hotel and it has always been. Originally, it was built as a residential hotel to serve as a getaway for the rich, so there were no ballrooms or meeting spaces. It was meant to be a pied-à-terre and went to the Federalist style, which is a lot more ‘Go America!’ It’s about the stars, arrows, eagles… The beautiful skylit ceilings are an overture to the style that remains.'”