Prize(s) Winners in Hotel Lighting
Company L'Observatoire International
Lead Designers HERVÉ DESCOTTES
Other Designer's names NATALIA PRIWIN, CARLINA GERACI, ANNA MUSLIMOV, BILLY WONG, BIPIN RAO, CARRIE CHANG, JOY YOUNAN
Interior Design Company GACHOT STUDIOS
Client BROOKFIELD PROPERTY PARTNERS
Photo Credits COURTESY OF BROOKFIELD PROPERTY PARTNERS
Completion Date November 2021
Project Location NEW YORK, NY, USA
Entry DescriptionPendry Manhattan West is Pendry's first NYC hotel, located in Midtown West and nestled within the massive buildings of nearby Hudson Yards. The lighting design intent wish was to create a destination that feels inviting, while celebrating its sophisticated glamour. Guests are transported upon arrival, welcomed by a special feeling of warmth and sweetness, like honey. It was important to create this sensation of a beautiful and intimate destination in the midst of these buildings, which serves as a contrast to the cold nature of the multiple surrounding glass facades.
Complementing the elegance of the undulating facade by Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, the exterior lighting used discreetly placed fixtures for soft, understated light concentrated at the entry, drawing the eye inside. Inside, the lighting designer crafted varied layers of lighting into the spaces and objects throughout, working with the interior designer Gachot Studios on bespoke decorative lighting.
Company DescriptionL’Observatoire International is a lighting design firm, founded in 1993 by Hervé Descottes.