Four Seasons New York reveals $120m transformation
Over the last two decades, Four Seasons Hotel New York has consistently set the bar for quintessential Manhattan residential living. The magnificent collection of newly remodelled suites, junior suites and corridors, a project personally overseen by visionary hotelier and design innovator Ty Warner, continues this legacy, by creating a new standard of excellence in New York City.
As a true patron of architecture, Warner curated design elements for the $120 million renovation. Contrasting textures and unique architectural details combined with unmatched views of New York City create a beautifully designed, tranquil escape that no guest would ever want to leave. The newly-unveiled interiors remain true to the celebrated modern-deco style of I.M Pei, the architectural mastermind behind the building’s iconic design.
"I travelled around the world to select the finest fabrics, exotic stone surfaces and furnishings in order to create the Ty Warner Penthouse, the most expensive and extraordinary residence unrivalled in luxury hotels,” Warner says. "I have taken inspiration from my travels and created a seamlessly designed oasis fit for the most luxury conscious travellers. No attention to detail and no cost were spared to provide a rarefied experience unmatched in Manhattan.”
Handmade king-sized lighted-pedestal beds with custom linens appear to float above the ground. Handcrafted furnishings made from rare Japanese tamo ash, cerused oak and bespoke fabrics add to the sleek monochromatic style. Distinctive English Sycamore wood panelling as well as Lizard Gold and Chabata wallcoverings are featured throughout, and custom-woven, 100 per cent wool carpets and hand- knotted rugs lend the living spaces an intimate yet elegant feel.
Each of the newly designed 368 studio and suite accommodations boast oversized windows that can actually be opened, a rarity in New York City and offer sweeping panoramic views of Manhattan and an abundance of natural light. All accommodations feature striking, custom-designed ziggurat ceilings with variable lighting, and when the sun sets, lighting can be adjusted to suit the mood.