Tag Archive for: lobby
Good-bye, power suits. Hello, 21st century.
Earlier this month the Marriott Marquis unveiled its new lobby, centerpiece of its $39 million renovation. As befits a big hotel almost three decades old and 1,900-plus rooms strong big changes are on view in the sprawling 8th floor John Portman atrium lobby, punctuated by colorfully lit elevator cars whizzing up and down. Read more
Last year Time Square’s Paramount hotel underwent major surgery. And not a moment too soon. Once quirky and cool, the Paramount was conceived in the early 1990s by hotelier Ian Schrager and designer Philippe Starck as the hotel equivalent of Target, offering chic on the cheap. A decade later, cheap had trounced chic, and the place was a dirty, neglected mess. Read more
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