HOK led a team of two project managers, two engineers and four interior designers in the full interior renovation of the Lotte New York Palace Hotel. The project included the renovation of all guestrooms and suites and a new planning concept for the lobby and food and beverage experiences. The renovation included interior design for two triplex penthouse suites and two premier lounges in the historic Villard Houses.
Conceived with jewelry designer Martin Katz, the Jewel Suite merges romance, abstract elements of nature and Art Deco-inspired details in a luxurious setting. Guests experience a grand staircase, lavish Port Laurent stone floors, diamond-like wall coverings, a 20-foot diamond waterfall chandelier and floating crystal jewel boxes encasing jewelry creations designed by Katz.
The multilevel Champagne Suite combines modern and classic elements to create a glamorous penthouse. Guests encounter a striking series of floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the grand parlor with daylight while offering breathtaking views of Manhattan. Polished marble and rustic stone pay tribute to champagne cellars. A custom-designed chandelier of multicolored handblown glass provides a focal point.
Inspiration for Tavern on 51 comes from the Villard Houses, the landmark 19th-century creation of railroad mogul Henry Villard incorporated within the hotel. HOK’s design blends colors and fabrics that evoke elegance rooted in turn-of-the-century charm and authenticity.
The exclusive Rarities lounge offers premium select liquors in a members-only setting. The two-room venue, converted from a meeting space, includes a connecting hall and landmark stairwell featuring 20-foot vaulted ceilings, detailed millwork, cove windows and fireplaces.