This dramatic, 46-story, 450-foot, 391-guest room tower is clad in a silver glass curtain wall and located in West SoHo. Within the body of the tower, select vistas are captured from skybox windows projecting out from the face of the tower. Behind each of these facade elements are larger guestrooms enclosed in crystal-clear glass, which face four unique panoramas: the expansive landscape of the sundeck and pool, the horizon of the Hudson River, New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty to the southwest, and the Empire State Building to the northeast.
The intent of the building design is to express the internal, dynamic life of the hotel and its relationship to its urban surroundings. The public theater of the hotel public spaces are revealed through clear glass, while the more private functions are concealed behind translucent glass. The banquet level is clad in custom patterned glass panels revealing and concealing the ever-changing life of its interior.
The outdoor plaza along the eastern edge of the site, connecting Spring and Dominick Streets, animates the property with landscaping, decorative lighting, and seating, providing opportunities for the hotel and its guests to interact with the neighborhood.
On the top floor, the SoHi event space will be one of the ultimate party spaces in Manhattan, with unparalleled panoramic views of the city and Hudson River through its 15-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows. The design of the geometric ceiling screen with changing colored light enhances the feeling of being in the clouds, towering above the city below. The space, designed by Handel Architects, features internally lighted movable screen partitions adaptable to unlimited configurations for dining and events.