As Architect and Interior Designer, Stonehill Taylor was tasked with turning the former London New York hotel into the new luxury 563-room Conrad New York Midtown. Stonehill Taylor’s design exudes calm and elegance, reminiscent of the upscale Midtown residence of a contemporary art collector, with an emphasis on art throughout the property. While the décor is sleek and modern, it aims to achieve a timeless feel.
Upon entering the Conrad, guests are immediately transported from the hustle and bustle of Midtown to a grand yet serene lobby space. Here, they are greeted by a large, lifelike sculpture, Leda and the Swan by Carole Feurman, which was acquired by the luxury hotel. Adjacent to the lobby sit Dabble, a new restaurant designed in a collaboration between Hecho and Stonehill Taylor. Dabble was created with a design language that dissects the evolution of the use of line within a space, while playing with ideas of reflection, perception, material and shape throughout.
Upstairs, Stonehill Taylor-designed guest suites evoke the sense of a private pied-a-terre, consisting of separate living and sleeping spaces. They feature luxurious textures and materials in a neutral palette, such as herringbone wood floors, hand-tufted wool rugs, leather dining chairs and a sleek coffee table with sculptural brass legs.
The Conrad also features a collection of premium accommodations, including four apartment-style suites, six sky suites, one atrium suite and one penthouse suite. Sky Suites are modern and sleek, designed as a nod to the nearby ivy league clubs with a scholarly and well-connected resident in mind. The open concept suite incorporates a study, dining, and living rooms in addition to a full bathroom, powder room, wet bar and king-size bedroom. The Atrium Suite draws inspiration from nearby Central Park. The main living room is housed within a greenhouse-like space with all glass surrounds, revealing stunning views of Manhattan. The 53rd and 54th floors are home to a split-level Penthouse Suite. The space features artwork by Juan Miro, Alexander Calder, and Francoise Gilot.
Stonehill Taylor is a hospitality-focused architecture and interior design firm, based in New York City. For each project, the firm seeks out the essence of the location and the client’s vision for a unique and inspired approach. The firm’s high-profile portfolio ranges from interior design and renovation to new building construction, adaptive reuse and historic preservation projects, including Ace Hotel New York, The St. Regis New York, TWA, The Asbury Hotel, InterContinental Barclay, Park Terrace Hotel, The Whitby, and Paramount Hotel’s Diamond Horseshoe. Stonehill Taylor is at the forefront of innovative and award-winning sustainable design, developing projects like The Crosby Street Hotel, The NoMad Hotel, and Portland’s Press Hotel that are conscious of their impact on local communities and the world.