Architecture and design firm ForrestPerkins has renovated the New York Marriott Marquis. Included in the renovations are more than 1,900 guest rooms and suites, the corridors, the Broadway Lounge, the Broadway Ballroom, the sixth and seventh floor prefunction areas, and the new Crossroads restaurant and lounge.
Fidel Ortega, AIA, senior associate of ForrestPerkins, designed the interior architecture for the renovations, including the 21'-high Mirrored Spiral structure that is the centerpiece of Crossroads, the new restaurant and bar on the eighth floor. This sculpture integrates a 20-seat bar and features 132 black mirrors, 11 of which are mirror/TVs that look like mirrors when they're off and work as TVs when turned on. The sculpture was engineered, manufactured and installed by Eventscape of Toronto, Canada. For Crossroads, ForrestPerkins also repurposed existing waterfall features, installed sliding screens, and ceiling-mounted light fixtures.
The Broadway Lounge now has six spherical chandeliers reminiscent of the giant ball that drops on New Year's Eve at Times Square.
ForrestPerkins' associate Toby Bishop custom-designed eight chandeliers for the two-story tall Broadway Ballroom. The programmable chandeliers feature color-changing LED technology and weigh almost 2,500 pounds each.
Upon completion of the renovation, 1,943 guest rooms will have a clean-lined look designed by ForrestPerkins' senior associate Melissa Dosier Lewis, ASID, LEED AP. Half of the guest rooms have been fully renovated so far and the remainder will be completed in Spring 2012.
Bishop and Lewis also redesigned the corridor carpet.
New York Marriott Marquis (exterior)
New York Marriott Marquis (Broadway Lounge)
New York Marriott Marquis (King Guest Room)