Hotelier Ian Schrager is certainly no stranger to creating hotel spaces that are inviting to guests and visitors alike. For his recently opened hotel, the New York Edition, he turned to hospitality design powerhouse and firm Rockwell Group to create dramatic yet understated interiors.
Located across from Manhattan’s Madison Square Park in the Gothic-style Metropolitan Life Tower, the hotel features a palette of natural hues and rich textures. “The space doesn’t feel unapproachably minimal,” says Rockwell Group founderDavid Rockwell. “And it doesn’t feel kinetic. It feels inviting.”
In its new life, the tower will house 273 rooms, including three 1,500 square foot penthouses on its 29th, 30th and 31st floors, offering rare views of the city. Hospitality legend Ian Schrager and architect David Rockwell have overseen the hotel’s design together, choosing to pay homage to a classic American aesthetic in both its guest rooms and communal areas.