design et al are delighted to announce shortlist success for Meyer Davis Studio in the International Hotel & Property Awards 2015. The Paramount Hotel, New York will compete for the Lobby/ Public Areas/ Lounge Award in the fifth annual awards.
When asked to redesign the interiors of one of Manhattan’s most iconic boutique hotels, Meyer Davis designers sought to re-imagine the space through the lens of a contemporary theater aesthetic. Constructed in 1928 as part of an extensive building and expansion drive in the Times Square theater district, the Paramount Hotel was intended to appeal to visitors coming to New York for its vibrant night life.
At the core of the Paramount’s transformation is the redesign of the hotel lobby. The design of the lobby builds on the drama and glamour of Lamb’s original vision and further enhances it with modern touches and saturated, muted tones to imbue the room with a cozy, sexy ambiance that will delight visitors and New Yorkers alike.
Upon entering the two story atrium lobby, the space’s blue and grey color palette and variety of eclectic seating choices radiate an essence of an ultra-sexy lounge. Simultaneously, its dramatic lighting and highly-saturated velvet accent chairs tastefully nod to the stylized elements of traditional Art Deco theatres. The focal point of the lobby is the fireplace, masterfully rendered to reflect the light and energy of the room.
Playing upon the theatre motif, the upstairs mezzanine makes a spectacle of the design by providing ample seating along the perimeter to enjoy an elevated view of the social scene below. Adjacent to the main lobby is the relaxed, intimate environment of the Bar & Grill, which continues the Paramount’s romance with Broadway through its use of dramatic lighting, theater-inspired fabric, raised banquette seating, and Candid Hofer-style vintage photography.