This 77-key luxury hotel doubles as a gallery with over 500 pieces of original artwork lining the walls of guest rooms and public spaces. Designed as a celebration of Manhattan’s contemporary art scene, we teamed with the Rockwell Group on the new ground-up project.
Offering first class amenities, the main workout area features cutting edge equipment including cardio machines and free weights. A spin zone for group cycling and a Kids Club with age appropriate games to engage the entire family are available. The unique Treadmill Theater Room provides the ultimate in cinematic workouts. The Club also includes a spa inspired tanning salon and a full service juice bar to relax after a session.
JRS was asked to design a new Clubhouse to serve as an anchor to the park and its adjacent tennis courts and sports fields. The Clubhouse is a single level split floor facility with public and private areas. The building’s exterior characteristics place it in context with surrounding historic residences. Vaulted ceilings and a gas-lit fireplace are a few of the features that make this a warm inviting year-round destination.
JRS was selected to transform the Club’s Men’s Grill into a comfortable, multi-use gathering area. JRS created four activity zones; a living room, a main dining room, a card room and a bar. Custom mahogany millwork and furniture along with new hardwood floors create a warm environment. Decorative carpeting adds extra dimension and the lighting is a stylistic blend of recessed ceiling fixtures and wall sconces.
JRS envisioned the hotel’s new grand entrance as an aesthetic compliment to its elegant lobby. Redesigning the ceiling to expand the sense of height, we chose vibrant colors to match the interior lobby and a system of circular door lights to dramatically brighten the entire setting.
Challenged by multiple levels, the space needed to be reconfigured to increase its flexibility. The design concept included leveling the floor to maximum the use of the space and adding perimeter columns for interest and for lighting. The latter was very critical in the design solution given the objective to offer a variety of colors to better accommodate specific event themes. The walls were papered and a glass mosaic tile feature was added on the columns and soffit.
This former 1920’s era bank building was impeccably restored to its original luster. Passing through the main entrance arch, one encounters a sanctuary of modern decor. There’s special effect lighting throughout, and overhead, a 12-foot video screen displays both natural and architectural wonders as well as world-famous works of art. While the exterior pays homage to classic bank design, its interiors dramatically embrace the 21st century.
Energy is the theme for our design of NFB’s corporate fitness facility. Entering through a metallic door, employees follow a life-size digital mural of runners to the central equipment room. Industrial lighting and laminates of royal blue and canary yellow keep the energy flowing.
For the headquarters café, our approach was to relax and engage employees with a dining area overlooking an exotic, plant filled rock garden. Colors from nature inform interior treatments and materials, while a warm glow emanates from the translucent basket-weave ceiling.
With its private dock, guests can arrive by land or by sea. The outside is suggestive of a boathouse while the interiors are sprawling and stunning. The foyer’s 18th century Spanish doors lead to a patio graced with chandeliers handcrafted from French oak wine barrels. The Vine Room offers private parties a view of the massive wine collection and is illuminated by its transparent floor while the dining room is formal and graced with beamed ceilings.
Asian fusion comes to life in this addition to the mall’s bustling food court. Bright color accents are integrated with two-tone tiling and custom wood paneling. Menu systems are clear and easy to navigate while back-lit signage boldly conveys the brand. Our design successfully balances aesthetic protocols set by new mall standards with the tenant’s desire to develop a benchmark restaurant for future expansions.
Described “as the most beautiful dining room on Long Island,” we created this four-star restaurant from the shell of a former bank building. Featuring a main dining room, private rooms, and a classic wood paneled bar, the wine cellar is housed in the bank’s massive old vault.