Harlem Park - Marriott Hotel 2004-2005
BNew York, NY
Scope: Architecture and Interior Design of 204 room Marriott. Hotel with standard and concierge level rooms, a sky lobby, restaurant and outdoor roof terrace, and a link to independently operated banquet facilities on a lower level.
MDA Response to Marriot Design objectives: Create a hotel that embodies all of the elements of the Courtyard design objectives:
Oasis: speaks to customer comfort, an urban refuge, warmth, seductive materials, amenities
Access: connection to the city, movement, transparency, modes of communication/smart building
Enrichment: provide a memorable experience for the guest, richness, color, authenticity, spirit.
Connection to the unique site: High-rise design creates light-filled rooms with open uptown views from river to river.
Art, color and pattern relate to Harlem’s rich history and African American heritage.
Sculptural forms, layered spaces and open volumes of the interior relate to volumetric clean lines of the exterior.
Defining Marriott’s new urban model: Responds to the goals of today’s global traveler who seeks value as well as style in a design-focused hotel.
Embodies all of the qualities guests seek as well as the spirit of its unique urban location.
Designed to provide a memorable destination in a unique location.