New York, NY

firm role:

Architecture and Interior Design


8 Stories

20,000 SF


This Hilton Garden Inn addition houses a new ballroom venue and late-night restaurant and lounge, allowing the property to further expand its position as an area destination. The design includes a new private grand entrance and lobby lounge, finished in richly textured fabrics and metals and including a fireplace within a dramatic stone wall. Above is a glass-enclosed ballroom with a 20-foot illuminated ceiling composed of undulating bands of modernist crystals. Both the design and the palette, rich with white marble and silver-leaf detailing, reflect the facility's location and sky views. 

An indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge and restaurant with soaring ceilings and a dramatic 50-foot-long bar offering spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline. Continuing the theme of light, a custom-designed lighting installation of glass orbs adds kinetic excitement to the space. A private VIP room with an outdoor terrace, designed with sculptural undulated fabric lighting, provides an intimate and luxurious dining environment for up to 50 guests. 

photo credits:

Photography © Peter Margonelli