Rooms 56 /Architecture TEN Arquitectos /Interior Design MCH Arnaud Montigny /The Original Carlos Couturier, Moisés Micha
Located in the heart of Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood alongside some of the world’s best art galleries and New York’s famed High Line Park, the 56-room Hôtel Americano celebrates contemporary art and a passion for the global spirit of Manhattan while marking Grupo Habita’s first venture into the U.S. Designed by award-winning Mexican architect Enrique Norten with rooms outfitted by French designer Arnaud Montigny, the 10-story glass and metal mesh hotel nods to the neighborhood’s industrial history while playing host to an exterior elevator that whizzes guests up to the rooftop, giving them a panoramic view over the city. La Piscine restaurant, also on the rooftop, offers coastal Mexican cuisine and a bar that specializes in tequila and mezcal, while The Americano restaurant on the ground-floor serves Latin-inspired French cuisine. Guestrooms are characterized by wooden platform beds, warm lighting, and natural materials. Bicycles are on-hand to encourage guests to explore the High Line, Hudson River Park, Chelsea’s world-class art galleries, a neighborhood of multicultural residents, and the global-local atmosphere.
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The Americano: French cuisine with Latin flair, patio, bar & lounge
Parking, custom-built bikes by Van Moof
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With a Japanese Zen quality, each of the rooms in Chelsea’s Hôtel Americano is designed to be a world of calm and relaxation for guests after they’ve explored New York’s hippest art district, with many offering impressive views of the New York skyline. The rooms suggest an urbane ryokan on the Hudson: materials are all natural, beds are on wooden platforms, walls are white, and floors are concrete. Upholstery is leather, lighting is low, and many of the textiles come from Japanese brand Fog. The 42-square-meter suites even come with gas fireplaces. The soft denim bathrobes in all three room types are a nice touch and a temptation come check-out time!
For Carlos Couturier and Moisés Micha, building hotels that reflect their surroundings is more than just a job—it’s a passion that drove these two Mexican entrepreneurs from citrus farming and investment banking to boutique hospitality. “Even if we’re successful at something, we don’t repeat it,” Couturier says. “We like this sense of passion and audacity.” Their Grupo Habita collection has grown to include very diverse properties, including 13 Design Hotels™ member hotels across Mexico and the U.S. Ambitious, fun-loving and well-traveled, the dynamic duo was awarded ‘Team of the Year 2011’ by FIZZZ Magazine.
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