Hôtel Americano, New York
518 West & 27th Street in New York, between the Hudson & The High Line is where you’ll find the Americano. A hotel set right in the hustle of Chelsea, with a roof top pool & cozy cabanas, jazz brunches on a sunday, Bento box room service, and an impressive collection of designer furniture. Part of the Grupo Habita Collection of hotels, Americano is one of 13 locations that the group own. All based in Mexico & the US. With just 3 rooms to choose from, all have platform beds, warm lighting, some with fireplaces & hot tubs. A King, Queen & Studio. The hotel was designed by Mexican architect Enrique Norten, principal architect at Ten Arqitectos. He was the first recipient of the Mies van der Rohe Award for Latin American Architecture.
The interior design was awarded to MCH, the Paris based design firm. Arnaud Montigny, the head of MCH is also well known for the design of the concept store Colette in Paris. Montigny has specified pieces by Arflex, BBPR, Cappellini, Cini Boeri, Flos, Fritz Hansen & Hay, many of these pieces are now available from Discover&Deliver following a recent collaboration.
The PK25 Chair was designed back in 1951 by Poul Kjærholm (1929-1980). The incredible thing about this chair is that it’s made with a continuous complex steel frame that is bent in a single piece, without joints & connections. One piece of metal, cut so precisely, there is no need for bolts or fixings.
Outside by the pool, there is a grill, while if you want to sit inside, you have a restaurant serving French fare, with a Latin flair. Whether you fancy tartine de crane or heirloom beets, oaxacan lobster of chilean seabass. the menu is just that little bit better than your average hotel restaurant serving burgers & fries or caesar salads. Outside gets turned into an alpine grill during the winter, complete with sheepskins to keep you warm.
Hay Hee Bar stools by Hee Welling
Allegro Light designed by Atelier Oi for Foscarini
Glow ball by Jasper Morrison for Flos
All hotel images courtesy of Hôtel Americano
Product images courtesy of Discover&Deliver