“We took design cues from the subtle colors, dramatic architectural gems, and open sky.”Steve Henry, Design Principal
New York, NY
Bouyea & Associates
Art Advisory Service
The iconic New York Palace Hotel, which includes the historic 1880’s Villard Mansion, as well as a modern, 55-story glass tower, is located just steps away from St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan.
When Northwood Hospitality purchased the property, it had not been renovated for many years. Embarking on a $140 million redesign, the owners sought to uphold the Palace’s standing within the competitive New York market, reflect the tastes of the hotel’s sophisticated business and leisure guests, preserve its welcoming atmosphere, leverage the incredible views, and visually integrate areas of the hotel designed in disparate eras.
Working within a compressed schedule, BAMO designed an expanded VIP Tower Lobby and refreshed guestrooms and suites within the tower and main house. The spaces are quietly sophisticated with a mix of periods and styles. Within the guestrooms, the view becomes the focus with soft, simple drapery and furniture placement.