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Stonehill and Taylor Architects win New York design competition

on Wednesday,June 09,2010 21:06

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Stonehill and Taylor Architects recently won a competition for the redesign of the Hilton New York, located in midtown Manhattan. The renovation will start next year and is slated for completion in 2012.

The Hilton project adds to a list several other Stonehill and Taylor hotel projects in New York, including The President Hotel, which recently won a Hospitality Design Award for Mid-Range Guestrooms.

Stonehill and Taylor's winning design for the Hilton New York was inspired by the 2,000-room property's location on 6th Avenue. One of the main architectural challenges was to make each of the guestrooms more spacious without moving any walls. Stonehill and Taylor's solution used previously under-utilized space, like the bay window area, and a unique architectural element dubbed "the wrapper" to segment the guestroom into three distinct, but connected, areas.

"Stonehill and Taylor brought in a story line that grounded the design to New York, to the history of the building and gave it some context and background," said Larry Traxler, senior vice president of Global Design Services at Hilton Worldwide. "It was a unanimous vote."

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