Congratulations to DHD Architecture + Interior Design Shortlisted for the Hotel Under 200 Rooms in the Americas and Caribbean Category

design et al are delighted to announce DHD Architecture + Interior Design have been successfully shortlisted for the Hotel Under 200 Rooms Award in The Americas and Caribbean Category at this year’s International Hotel & Property Awards.

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This unique, contemporary hotel in the heart of New York City saw the DHD design team convert a 5-story manufacturing building into a full service loft style hotel. This eclectic accommodation allows visitors to experience  authentic New York “loft style” living. The design brief required efficient layouts to achieve the density or rooms whilst looking to avoid a generic corridor and circulation system.




The design breaks down the space, taking advantage of an unusual structural alignment, in a way which creates repetitive room modules and types, but resulted in a randomly staggered corridor. The design alludes to the haphazard way that loft buildings were often divided up and inhabited. The hotel design gives an edgy but welcoming ambience throughout and guests are spoilt for choice in terms of the unique art work and furniture which fills the space.




The Paper Factory Hotel has defined the ultimate New York City boutique hotel experience. In the heart of Long Island City’s urban scene, at the crossroads of the charming Kaufman Art’s District and trendy Astoria, The Paper Factory Hotel is an ideal choice for the seasoned business traveller as well as the lifestyle-driven tourist eager to access the vibrant city. This one-of-a kind hotel caters to the stylishly distinguished guest. The Paper Factory Hotel’s impeccably chic décor and thoughtful service, all punctuated with a touch of savoir vivre, embodies all that is Long Island City: cultured, eclectic, and undeniably fashionable. This is the New York of modern yore, a Mecca for the world’s trendsetters in fashion, film, food, and art.