The eight-story property will have 150 rooms in five different sizes – suite, studio terrace, king terrace, queen and queen terrace. The rooms will range from 220 square feet to the 550-square-foot suite, and will have panoramic skyline views, a seating area, and a private terrace. Featuring custom furnishings from Michaelis Boyd Studio, each room will have floor-to-ceiling windows and oak floors with design scheme varying from whitewashed timber walls to distressed gray finishes.
The building’s industrial façade by local architecture firm HWKN will have brick, glass and Corten steel, as well as an external terrace leading to the double-height lobby.
Adjacent to the lobby, there will be an oval bar at Harvey restaurant will be framed with a yarn installation made from thousands of strands of thread. The eatery will be led by Adam Leonti. There will also be a private hotel bar; a subterranean bar, Cellar; the replica Watertower bar — a nod to the block’s former wooden watertower factory — an al fresco pop-up eatery; and a rooftop pool, bar and café arriving in the spring of 2017.
Accommodating up to 400 guests, the neighborhood’s first grand ballroom will have 30-foot-tall ceilings.