Helpern Architects

AC Hotel by Marriott

New York, New York
OTO Development
147,000 gsf

Helpern Architects’ third hotel for developer OTO is targeted to cosmopolitan, fashion-alert urban millennials. The project introduces an international, 4-star brand to Manhattan, and is expected to set a new standard and trend for the “independent business traveler.”

The building, for which we are both architect and interior designer, will be 20 floors plus a cellar, with a total of 290 well-sized guest rooms. Rooms on the 18th floor will have full balconies, and most rooms will have floor-to-ceiling windows. The 20th floor is for a bar and lounge off a planted terrace. Other amenity spaces are meeting facilities, a library, guest laundry, and fitness room.

A third-party restaurant helmed by a noted chef will occupy much of the street level. An extensive contemporary art program is part of the design, with original art in 14 amenity spaces. Completion is anticipated for late 2017.

Renderings: OMI LLC