Midtown Manhattan's New York Hilton Hotel is undergoing a property-wide renovation of its guestrooms, and adding three types of suites—the Linear Suite, Presidential Suite and Corner Suite. Each suite has views of Central Park as a backdrop.
Nearby Midtown landmarks, including the Prometheus sculpture by Paul Manship at Rockefeller Center and the Seagram Building by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, influenced Stonehill Taylor’s design of the new suites. The team was also inspired by the work of artists including dancer Martha Graham and painter Jackson Pollock.
The Presidential Suite measures 3,700 square feet. It has a classic aesthetic that is complimented by a curated art collection with cove-style lighting. In use is a neutral color palette with accents of blue. Throughout the suite, there are traditional furniture layered with warm metals and luxe fabrics. The five-fixture bathroom is clad in travertine stone with black and brass accents and includes a soaking tub and shower. The open layout is balanced with monolithic structures and framed by black wrought-iron doors. The ten-room suite includes a gallery and foyer, living and lounge area, media room, game room, dining, bar and kitchen area, master bedroom, and bath.
The design of the Corner Suite—of which there are three variations, varying between 1,820 square feet and 2,180 square feet—evokes Martha Graham. Finishes in this suite includes mixed metals paired with woods. Large furniture groups create a residential feel. The six-room suite includes a foyer, living room, dining room, bar, master bedroom and master bath. The master bath has a black claw-foot tub, Carrara marble walls and porcelain tiles.
Meanwhile, the Linear Suite, which measures at 1,600 square feet, has theatrical furniture and Pollock-inspired art. The eight-room suite consists of a foyer, living room, media room, dining and bar, and master bedroom and bath. In the living area, the designers used organic furniture juxtaposed with a geometric metal-inlay feature wall. The five-fixture master bath has hexagon porcelain tiles on the walls and contrasting black fixtures.
New York Hilton was first opened in 1963 by Conrad Hilton, financier Laurance Rockefeller and entrepreneur Harold Uris