May 12, 2009

A toast to Sinatra - W opens in Hokoken

Hoboken, New Jersey's famous son would have been proud of the glamor that has fallen on his birthplace. The 225-room W Hoboken has debuted as the city's first hotel, owned by Applied Development Company. Architecture firm Gwathmey Siegel & Associates designed the riverfront tower to enhance views of Manhattan; expressed balconies and a figural crown define its shape. Covered with natural wood paneling, the four-story-tall entryway leads to the Welcome Desk. Luminous braided stainless steel mesh curtains that change color usher guests from check-in into W Hoboken's stylish living room. Bright colors, animal prints, and textural finishes punctuate the hotel's interior design.

Designed to capture views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline, guestrooms feature floor-to-ceiling bay windows and plush round swivel sofas. Conceptualized and executed by EMM Group, the iCRAVE-designed Chandelier Room boasts more than 4,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. Hanging crystals suspended from branch-like fixtures in the ceiling surround an ornate, inhabitable chandelier that serves as the centerpiece of the room. Rich materials populate the space, including honed marble, copper tiles, glazed cognac leathers, and chocolate velvets.

Bentel & Bentel Architects designed Zylo, the hotel's Tuscan steakhouse. The dining room pays homage to Hoboken's vibrant history of shipbuilding and shop culture while superimposing modern elements. Blackened steel, nautical bronze and basalt planks recall the shipbuilding heritage of the city while a soaring wall of bristled broom heads stacked like bricks hints at the city's former shop culture. The property also offers, Bliss Spa, 5,700 square feet of meeting and event space, and 40 branded residences.

W Hoboken, Bliss Spa


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