Pomeranc brothers, Tara Bernerd collaborate for NY’s SIXTY SoHo

60 Thompson, which opened in downtown Manhattan in 2001, rebranded as SIXTY SoHo, and will debut its new look following a multi-million dollar renovation to all guestrooms and public spaces.  Following the transformation that is currently ongoing, SIXTY SoHo will boast a design that will embrace the vibrancy of the neighborhood, and also takes into consideration how guests will interact within the space.

SIXTY SoHo's design was conceived in a collaborative effort under the creative direction of the Pomeranc brothers and Tara Bernerd, the London-based interior architecture and design practice of Tara Bernerd & Partners. The vision behind SIXTY SoHo is designed to create an approachable hotel in downtown Manhattan that is reflective of private homes. When it is completed, it will combine bohemian chic and modern sophistication while bridging the juxtaposition of contemporary and vintage styles.

The SIXTY SoHo has a discreet entrance with the look of a typical downtown New York pied-a-terre. Custom iron fencing frames the landscaped entryway with café-style seating.

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In the lobby areas, Bernerd will use new color palettes, layered textures, warm lighting and contrasting materials to achieve a members' club feel. Velvets and grey wood paneling will act as a backdrop to art pieces created and curated by British artist Harland Miller. The space will also be punctuated by a selection of mid-century and contemporary furniture.

All 97 newly-designed guestrooms will be appointed with planked timber floors combined with caramel leather furnishings and blue mohair accents. Dark timber slatted blinds, a bespoke bar cabinet and a desk in petrol blue lacquer with tan leather inserts, will be added o the bedroom interiors.

SIXTY SoHo's 97 guestrooms include 10 suites with French balconies overlooking SoHo's neighborhood. The three SIXTY Suites feature separate living rooms, and the duplex SIXTY Loft showcases a private roof deck with Manhattan skyline views. In-room amenities include terrycloth robes, towels and bed linens by SFERRA and bathroom amenities by REN.

SIXTY SoHo will also debut new food and beverage outlets as part of a collaboration with New York City restaurateur John McDonald (Lure Fishbar, B&B Winepub, El Toro Blanco, Bowery Meat Company). McDonald and team will open Sessanta, a restaurant serving coastal Italian fare, in early 2015. McDonald is currently working with Martin Brudnizki Design Studio on the restaurant's design.

The new partnership between the Pomeranc's and McDonald will also include the launch of a new hotel lobby bar, opening in November 2014, and new menus for in-room dining and Above SIXTY, the hotel's rooftop terrace has views of New York City's skyline.


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