The Luxurious Dream Downtown Hotel, New York
Dream Downtown Hotel is a fabulous boutique hotel in New York City’s Chelsea district. The stunning New York luxury hotel was designed by internationally renowned architecture firm Handel Architects and leading design partner Frank Fusaro.
The 12-storey luxury New York hotel building includes 316 guestrooms, two wow factor restaurants, rooftop and VIP lounges, outdoor pool and pool bar, a gym, event space, and ground floor retail – what more could you ask for?
According to the architects: “Originally designed for the Maritime Union in 1966, the building was converted into a luxury New York hotel, which created design opportunities as well as constraints. The original façade was punched with porthole windows to express the maritime program, and these were kept and expanded upon. The portholes became central to the design and the surreal quality they create.
“The original through block building offered limited possibilities for natural light, so four floors were removed from the center of the building, which created a new pool terrace and beach, new windows and balconies for guestrooms, along with two new floors of guestrooms on the southern portion of the building. To the north, a glass enclosed roof-top lounge and terrace was created. The glass bottom pool, dotted with portholes of its own, allows guests in the lobby glimpses through the water to the outside (and vice versa), and connects the spaces in an ethereal way. Light wells framed in teak between the lobby, pool and lower levels allow the guest to be transported between spaces. Two hundred hand blown glass globes float through the lobby and congregate over The Marble Lane restaurant filling the space with a light cloud.”
Images courtesy of Bruce Damonte.
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