News for the Hospitality Executive
Ironstate Holdings Opens the 225 room W Hoboken
and The Residences at W Hoboken;
The EMM Group to Operate the The Chandelier Room, a Destination Hotel-Lounge
New York-born W Hotels Strengthens its Hometown Presence with the Opening of W Hoboken
and The Residences at W Hoboken, an Iconic Riverfront Destination
Designed by Gwathmey Siegel
NEW YORK - April 23, 2009 - W® Hotels Worldwide, the hotel category buster and industry innovator, today unveils its latest insider escape with the grand opening of the highly anticipated W Hoboken hotel and The Residences at W Hoboken. This sleek riverfront property, located at 225 River Street, has been designed by New York-based Gwathmey Siegel & Associates, providing a contemporary cool environment for both international jetsetters and local loyalists. Expanding W Hotels’ portfolio to six hotels in the New York area and 29 hotels and retreats globally, W Hoboken provides a modern, fully integrated lifestyle experience from its 225 stylish guest rooms, including 23 suites, and 40 W branded residences to The Chandelier Room, a stylish lounge bar offering breathtaking city views; Zylo, a vibrant Tuscan steakhouse; Bliss® spa; and W Hotels The Store. Owned by Hoboken Hotel, LLC, an affiliate of Ironstate Holdings, LLC, W Hoboken is the ultimate insider escape.
A New York-born brand, W Hotels Worldwide is not only expanding in its home market but also continues to update its existing portfolio. W recently announced the completion of renovations of W New York and W New York-Times Square. With 10 years of proven success, W Hotels will more than double its footprint by 2011, expanding its presence in the most sought after markets from Paris to Milan, Barcelona to London, Washington D.C. to Santiago, Hollywood to South Beach and Shanghai to Bali.
“We are excited to strengthen our presence in the New York area as we unveil the new W Hoboken, a great addition to our existing portfolio,” said Eva Ziegler, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide and Le Méridien. “W Hoboken is a brand icon that is highly visible from Manhattan, and with a short trip across the Hudson, offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city while providing stunning views of the New York skyline.”
“We’re delighted to celebrate the grand opening of this world-class hotel and residences, which now stands as an iconic landmark along this city’s illustrious waterfront,” said Michael Barry, President of Ironstate Holdings, LLC. “With the help of a distinguished team of architects and designers and the support and cooperation of local officials, we’ve created an exceptional lifestyle destination that takes full advantage of its charming urban setting and panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline.”
Iconic, Cutting-Edge Design Lands in Hoboken
Designed by world-renowned architects Gwathmey Siegel & Associates, the shape of W Hoboken’s tower has been designed to enhance views of Manhattan, creating an iconic profile on the shoreline with expressed balconies and a figural crown. “From the outset we believed that the new hotel should present itself as a counterpoint to the existing and planned development along Hoboken’s shoreline,” said Charles Gwathmey, FAIA, partner at Gwathmey Siegel & Associates.
Guests and residents enter W Hoboken through a spacious entryway, four stories tall and covered with warm and natural wood paneling. Luminous braided stainless steel mesh curtains change color according to mood and atmosphere and glowingly usher guests from the Welcome Desk into W Hoboken’s stylish living room (W brand’s take on the traditional hotel lobby). Throughout the property, subtle finishes are punctuated with elements of surprise, including bright colors, animal prints and textural finishes to create a feeling of country club cool. Floor to ceiling protruding bay windows in all guestrooms have been designed to optimally capture the stunning Hudson River and New York skyline and are fitted with plush round sofas that swivel for added function and style.
Mix, Mingle and Sip in Style at The Chandelier Room
The Chandelier Room, conceptualized and executed by EMM Group (Tenjune, Four Hundred, The Estate), brings an innovative nightlife experience to the incredibly diverse city of Hoboken. Designed by Manhattan-based design studio ICRAVE, The Chandelier Room reinvents the concept of the traditional hotel lounge, boasting more than 4,000-square-foot of indoor-outdoor space with a high-energy, uniquely outfitted atmosphere. Hanging crystals suspended from branch-like fixtures in the ceiling surround an ornate, inhabitable chandelier that serves as the centerpiece of the room while breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline are majestically framed behind the honed marble bar. Warm, rich colors and textures including copper tiles, glazed cognac leathers and chocolate velvets interjected by tortoise tones and absinthe-colored accents create a sultry and sensual mood.
Savor Sensational Steaks and Tantalizing Tuscan Fare at Zylo
Zylo, a Tuscan steakhouse, combines the enduring texture of Hoboken with the simple pleasures of an Italian kitchen. Boasting unparalleled waterfront views of Manhattan, an interactive salumeria and a bustling 50-seat sunny piazza, Zylo features traditional Italian fare from Executive Chef Troy Unruh, including handmade pastas, made-to-order pizzas and classic salads alongside enticing cuts of prime beef. Designed by leading hospitality firm Bentel & Bentel Architects (Craftsteak, The Modern, and Gramercy Tavern), Zylo’s 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 Hoboken’s former shop-culture.
Indulge in Tension-taming Treatments at Bliss® Spa
All guest rooms and suites at W Hoboken feature state-of-the-art entertainment options, including flat-screen LCD TV, docking station for MP3 players and Tivoli radio, fully wired technology, fully stocked Munchie Box (W Hotels’ re-interpretation of the traditional hotel Mini Bar), and the W signature bed with feather-top mattress, 350 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets and goose down comforter for the ultimate urban escape. W Hoboken also features more than 5,700 square feet of ultra-modern meeting and event space equipped with the latest wired and wireless technology, including six state-of-the-art meeting rooms.
Providing the ultimate in urban living, The Residences at W Hoboken
offer owners a combination of stylish one, two, and three bedroom condominiums
with all the signature W comforts, services and amenities available to
hotel guests. In addition to W Hotels’ signature services, W Hoboken offers
the W brand’s signature Whatever/Whenever® service promise, providing
both hotel guests and residents with whatever they want – from a private
yacht excursion around Manhattan to private jet service from Teterboro
– whenever they want it.
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