Marcello Pozzi designs Hotel Hugo

Fortuna Realty Group, LLC, in partnership with real estate developer Matthew Moinian, has introduced a new luxury boutique property called Hotel Hugo.  Located in Hudson Square, Hotel Hugo offers city and river views, as well as bespoke guest experiences close to Soho, TriBeca and the West Village’s shopping and cultural destinations.

Designed by Beverly Hills-based architect Marcello Pozzi, the property features 122 guest rooms, including two top-floor suites and a rooftop cocktail lounge with 360-degree city views. The hotel also features an Italian restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating by restaurateur Sean Largotta of Crown Group Hospitality. 

The property is said to be inspired by the tradition of downtown New York as a mecca for artists, thinkers, and the otherwise avant-garde. Drawing inspiration from the neighborhood’s early 20th century architectural heritage, Hotel Hugo’s design combines industrial elements with modern finishes, including high gloss imported Italian walnut paneling, chrome fixtures and exposed concrete.   


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The entrance of the 20-story hotel features a 17-foot glass façade leading into the main lobby with floor-to-ceiling travertine walls and blue marble flooring.  Vertical gardens are positioned throughout the hotel’s ground floor, from a horticultural structure behind the check-in desk to custom foliage in the restaurant. 

Italian craftsmen flew in authentic woodwork for the hotel and restaurant. The restaurant includes floor-to-ceiling windows that open to the sidewalk, as well as a private dining room featuring a vertical garden wall and a large skylight. Curved lines eyed to enhance a feeling of “flow” are incorporated in the restaurant.

Each of Hotel Hugo’s rooms feature Egyptian cotton sheets and Cote Bastide Argan body care products. Its top-floor suites include a separate desk and vanity area surrounded by expansive river views. Each suite connects to an adjoining king room.

Also, the hotel offers 500 square feet of meeting and event space, as well as a fitness center. Leather chairs and technology, such as video conferencing and presentation capabilities, are included. A vaulted ceiling above the conference room gives visitors an open feeling. 

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