From the black riveted iron façade to the intricate facets of the bronze entry door it’s clear at first glance that nothing ordinary will be found at Marmara Park Avenue Hotel when it opens this autumn. And that’s just how Joe Ginsberg wants it.
“I didn’t want anything to look mass-produced,” Joe Ginsberg said. “We were able to develop a warm and organic aesthetic that captures the true essence of a Joe Ginsberg Design project.”
Ginsberg is putting the finishing touches on the 128-room boutique hotel located in the heart of Manhattan at 114 E 32 St. The 21-story building dates back to the 1927, but inside everything is new, designed to be a refuge from a hectic New York day.
Main lobby featuring carved bird abacus and fireplace. Image courtesy of Joe Ginsberg
Step inside the jewel box entrance conservatory and the outdoors minus the bustle of the city streets comes along thanks to glass panels and a paved walkway. Fireplaces emit a glow that melds with a neutral palette while richly colored accents give the hotel its boldness.
Guest suites bedroom. Image courtesy of Joe Ginsberg
Each of the guest rooms feature Ginsberg’s artwork and much of the furnishings and textiles from home his décor line, Tempo Luxury Home. On average the rooms are just under 300 square-feet and include queen-sized Murphy bests, 40 suites feature outdoor terraces. Pets are welcome.
“Ultimately, our goal was to cultivate a distinctive personality throughout this interior,” said Ginsberg.
While the rooms take up the 12th to 17th floors, there are also studios, 1-bedrooms, 2-bedrooms and 2-bedroom penthouse lofts, two event rooms, a wine bar, library and wellness center that includes a pool; everything to provide guests with a welcoming retreat from a busy day.
Cellar pool area. Image courtesy of Joe Ginsberg.
Below ground, the wellness center and pool is still spacious with vaulted ceilings and mural by Ginsberg. Upstairs the library near one of the two lobby fireplaces is just as spacious with high ceilings but intimate furnishings for guests to linger. The wine bar features platinum backdrop while hand blown wine glasses and bottles give a Mediterranean vibe. But it’s the brass ribbon pendant over the bar that steals the focal point spanning 10 feet. The wine is from the Marmara’s own vineyard.
Everything designed to blend nature with the tempo of New York.