NYLO New York City
New York, NY
Stonehill Taylor provided architecture and interior design for the first hospitality lifestyle branded hotel in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, NYLO New York City. In the public spaces, the designers were inspired by the energy, colors, and fashion of New York’s Jazz Era — the bustling music clubs and speakeasies that Harlem is known for today. The three distinct lobby areas — the Piano Lounge, LOCL Bar, and the Library — create an entertaining space for both the neighborhood and for out-of-towners.
The Stonehill Taylor team sought to create an authentic feel, incorporating historic details uncovered during the building’s renovation. These included concrete floors, exposed beams, and exposed brick in the lobby. In the library, guests will find an original fireplace and ceiling pattern from the residential apartments that once made up the structure in the early 20th century. Inspired by the aesthetic of 1920s interiors, most notably in bars and clubs, the design team used metal finishes, heavily carved wood paneling in the piano room, and eclectic seating throughout the lobby including dramatically-tufted chesterfield-style sofas.