By Iris lee
New York, NY – Peter Poon Architects, a design practice known for creating signature Manhattan hotels and interiors, is announcing the completion of the new 150 room EVEN Times Square. Located at 321 West 35th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue the hotel is located in the tough but rapidly changing Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood south of Times Square. PPA was commissioned in 2012 to design this second urban location for the EVEN Hotel brand. PPA was also commissioned to design the first urban EVEN Hotel at 219 East 44th Street.
About the Design
This 25-story hotel is steps away from Jacob Javits Center, Madison Square Garden and Herald Square. PPA articulated the façades with a horizontal pattern of bands that syncopate and incorporate the fenestration providing for a building tower volume that is understated and handsome. The tower is set-back and fits into the neighborhood of large working loft buildings.
The storefront and marquee are finished with narrow horizontal metal slat. This nice street element is consistent with the EVEN hotel brand emphasis on human scale, wellness and health. The entrance is called out sparingly from down the block with a metal slat cantilevered marquee with brand signage
PPA’s interior configuration is noted by a triple-height lounge and food area descending two cellar levels enhanced by amphitheater seating for guest relaxation seating and socializing. During events, mezzanine side balconies provide for viewing activity below and a spot for a DJ to entertain.
About EVEN Hotels International
From IHG literature, “EVEN Hotels is IHG’s newest lifestyle hotel brand, created with wellness at its core and designed to help travelers Eat Well, Rest Easy, Keep Active and Accomplish More. EVEN Hotels offer a fresh perspective on travel to wellness-minded travelers. The brand was created with wellness at its core, providing a strong lifestyle offering that helps guests find the balance they seek throughout their journey.”
About PPA Architects
Manhattan-based Peter Poon was established in 1988 as an independent architectural and planning office specializing in the provision of architectural and interior design services to hospitality, institutional, financial, residential and real estate clients in the United States and Asia. www.ppaarchitects.com
PPA Architect (Architect)
George Kewin (Principal in Charge)
G&Co (interior design)
Rodkin Cardinale (MEP Engineers)
Landmark Reality (Owner)
Flintlock Construction (General Contractor)
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Peter Poon Architects