The rooms of the Tribeca Grand Hotel impart a feeling of luxury. This was no small feat; there were great size restrictions. To prevent the rooms from appearing small, we increased the feeling of space by increasing the stylistic distance between elements. A room can seem crowded if every element is weighted equally. Even a ceiling, which receives less natural light than do walls, can distract us if it appears too dark in comparison to the walls and floor. Painting the ceilings the same tone but several shades lighter than the walls lifts the space. Similarly, a curved wall in the foyer expands the perceived width of the room and creates a sense of spaciousness. The objective was to focus one's attention away from the boundaries of the room by using color to create contrast and depth. Beyond the confines of the room, we endeavored to echo design elements from the public spaces of the hotel through to the rooms contributing to the sense of expansiveness.
Interior design services for 203 guestrooms, including 17 different room types in an eight-story new atrium hotel, in Manhattan. The project, built on a constricted site, was developed on a fast-track schedule, and is scheduled to open in March, 2000. Tsao & McKown provided complete interior design and FF&E design services from programming through CA phase.
Client: Hartz Mountain Industries
Sq. Ft.: 240,000