Pendry opens debut New York City hotel

Pendry Hotels & Resorts has opened the Pendry Manhattan West, the brand’s first hotel in New York City. 

In collaboration with Brookfield Properties, the hotel was developed by architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, while the 164 guestrooms (including 30 suites) have interiors by Gachot Studios and lighting by L’Observatoire International. Gachot Studios sought to combine bicoastal American aesthetics, merging the West Coast Light and Space Movement of the 1960s and '70s with a modern New York sense of elegance. Gachot collaborated with local artists to create artwork that is integrated into the hotel’s interior architecture.  

“New York City is unlike anywhere else—it has its own gravitational pull, and is the nexus of design, fashion, luxury, culinary innovation, and hospitality in America,” said Michael Fuerstman, co-founder and creative director, Pendry Hotels & Resorts. “Opening Pendry Manhattan West is an opportunity for us to bring the things that inspire us as a brand to this iconic and electric city.”

Pendry is located in Manhattan West, one of Brookfield Properties’ largest development projects to date. The eight-acre, six-building mixed-use complex stretches from 9th Avenue to 10th Avenue and from 31st to 33rd streets, with 250,000 square feet of retail. The urban plaza has landscaped gardens and street-front retail along with public art and events by Arts Brookfield.

Dining, Wellness and Lifestyle

Zou Zou’s is an Eastern Mediterranean restaurant from Chef Madeline Sperling. Designed by AvroKO, the 75-seat space will have an open kitchen centered around a wood-fired hearth, and is inspired by the Levant in tones and materiality, with dark woods, off-white plasters and blue and green tiles that highlight open spaces punctuated by arches and domes. 

Bar Pendry is an intimate space that combines the essence of old New York with modern grandeur. The venue has a commissioned wall installation by New York-based abstract painter Nancy Lorenz, whose work has been seen at Chanel retail locations around the globe. The space is divided into two areas: one end comprising the lounge space, anchored by a fireplace surrounded in floor-to-ceiling oil-rubbed bronze, and the other end anchored by a counter-height marble bar and large-scale artwork. 

The Garden Room is near the hotel’s entrance. The day-to-night space has high ceilings, greenery and a range of seating. Before entering the Garden Room, guests will walk past another piece of the hotel's integrated art collection—vertical John Wigmore white Moriki collage panels. This installation creates a soft glow of light due to its translucent quality. 

The hotel’s 6,000 square feet of meeting space includes the 1,600-square-foot ballroom, an open concept gallery, a boardroom and an outdoor terrace space filled with greenery. The property also has a 1,700-square-foot fitness center with Technogym equipment and Peloton bikes.   

The hotel is the fifth property to open as part of the Pendry portfolio, along with the Pendry San Diego, Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, Pendry West Hollywood and Pendry Chicago.