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Join Us on a Magical Journey to The Beekman, a New York Luxury HotelWednesday 20 December 2017
Join Us on a Magical Journey to The Beekman, a New York Luxury Hotel – The Beekman, an incredibly anticipated Thompson Hotel, was inaugurated last year. Designed by the Martin Brudnizki Design Studio (MBDS), the hotel is bound to become the destination for New Yorkers and its visitors in Lower Manhattan’s vibrant neighbourhood. Join CovetED Magazine and get to know this amazing Yankee Hotel!
The rich architectural story of 1881 Temple Court guided the design of the hotel. From its distinctive Queen Anne exterior to the Bretonian beauty of the dilapidated Victorian interiors, The Beekman has such provenance. Building on from the historic roots, The Studio created a new story and dialogue through the use of exquisite materials, rich tones and a plethora of curiosities, continuing The Beekman’s legacy as one of New York’s last architectural treasures.
Upon arrival, guests are greeted with a sense of familiarity, yet with an edge of intrigue through the novel use of pattern and texture. A black and white marble mosaic ﬂoors in a hexagonal pattern leads to a reception desk upholstered in a patchwork of colourful rugs, further adorned with a dark, antiqued timber top. The surrounding walls are panelled with rich timber and feature a decorative frieze, above which are walls which have been stripped back to reveal the original plasterwork. Hanging overhead are whitewashed timber chandeliers decorated with gold leaf to further enhance an elevated sense of being whilst staying honest to the building’s organic beauty.
Hand-picked sofas and chairs transform the space into a room curated by an informed connoisseur who had acquired pieces over the years. From 19th Century ﬂoor lamps to mid-century chairs, the furniture collection mimics that of the well-travelled, encouraging the act of relaxation and reﬂection. Five double-sided timber and glass bookcases, complete with custom antiqued brass hardware help to divide and lift the space.
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Complementing the world-class food by Tom Colicchio, the restaurant will be as much a destination as the hotel in its own right. Showcasing a classic downtown aesthetic with a luxurious edge, the restaurant acts as a social hub of New York’s social scene. The restaurant plays between both industrial and refined styles with an exposed red brick wall, grey leather and mohair velvet upholstery, bespoke timber chairs and antique brass detailing.
Each of the 247 fully appointed rooms at The Beekman combines all of the characters of this landmark building with the quality and convenience of a deluxe hotel experience. The high-ceilings, an aged oak ﬂoor and simple off-white walls frame the space and recall a Manhattan classic prewar style, as an eclectic yet simple mix of materials, textures, and furnishings give the interiors an elegantly curated look.
The redesign of The Beekman enlivens the landmark and its historic treasures while bringing a new, elegant intrigue to the building with vintage eclecticism and unexpected colour. The transformed building grounds and atrium will serve as a timeless epicentre of Lower Manhattan’s social landscape and a special place to call home for frequent New York visitors.
Written by Stefan Mickley
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