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Boutique Buzz Hyatt Opens First Andaz Hotel in NYC Andaz lounge yatt has opened a new hotel, Andaz Wall Street, the only hotel on the notorious stretch in Manhattan, and has two more properties streaming H down the pipeline, Andaz 5th Avenue in New York set to open later this year, and Andaz San Diego, which opened in February. David Rockwell’s avant-garde stylings create voluminous public spaces highlighting natural materials and cozy colors, featuring a pearlescent steel and stone staircase drawing guests from the lobby to the lounge, bar and restaurant above. The lounge features tabletops of veined marble and two-toned bamboo paneling, echoing the hand-stenciled tree by the elevator. Andaz Wall Street’s 253 rooms are some of the largest in the city, starting at 345 square feet. Each space is loft-like and a celebration of light, sun-drenched with seven-foot windows. Andaz also features a large restaurant, Wall & Water, with sweeping views of the Hudson River, and serving seasonal ingredients sourced from the Hudson Valley. The SPA at Andaz Wall Street, which opened Jan. 25, boasts organic and natural products made locally, in New York and Connecticut. — KT Wynn and N9NE Group to Introduce New Wine Bar 9NE Group’s co-founder, Michael Morton, and Wynn Las Vegas have partnered to create a wine bar at Wynn Las Vegas which will open in the fall of 2010. Celebrating a multi-sensory experience with food, music and “mood,” the new bar will boast an innovative design within a newly renovated space near the Terrace Pointe Café at Wynn Las Vegas. The new space will feature a sophisticated coupling of wine with a chef-driven menu including farmhouse cheeses, hand-cut crudo and diminutive desserts. The N9NE Group is responsible for Drink Chicago, Nove Italiano and other restaurant/ nightlife venues. — KT N Brintons Confirms Second Timorous Beasties Collaboration and McAuley, founders of Timorous fter the wildly successful first go “Devine Moth” with the savvy Scots of Timorous influenced the interiors Beasties, will surely bring their comat 21212 in Glasgow. pellingly unusual flair to Brintons again Beasties, Brintons has confirmed a in this second collection — details of second design collaboration for a new which are still hush-hush. line of woven Axminster carpets, set to “The next collection has been in devellaunch in the coming months. opment for a long time, because we want The “First Weave” effort by the two to get things right and use what we had all companies in 2007 gained global attenlearned in the first collection to guide the tion for bringing unlikely characters into hospitality carpeting. The collection included second and push new ideas,” said McAuley. Although neither company is ready to confirm, large scale insects, lizards and other reptilian creatures typical of Paul Simmons and Alistair BD predicts a big announcement in May and is — KH McAuley’s beautifully-grotesque work. Simmons excited to see the new line. Charles Royce Rescues & Renovates Ocean House O n Jan. 27, BD attended a luncheon held in Manhattan for Ocean House, the soon-toreopen Victorian seaside resort in Rhode Island, which was rescued from developers, and renovated by part-time resident Charles Royce, who couldn’t bear to see the property turned into a series of McMansions. Built on the bluffs of Watch Hill in Rhode Island by Captain George Nash just after the Civil 12 • boutique DESIGN march/april 2010 War, Ocean House welcomed genteel guests for more than 130 years, but had suffered from the tolls of time and several fires. In 2004, developers were set to demolish the entire property. “It just broke my heart,” Royce said. With no experience in the hospitality field, Royce led an attempt to salvage the original structure, but engineers determined it was not an option, so Royce took matters into his own hands. Six years and $140 million later, Ocean House is set to open this June, featuring 49 guestrooms and 23 private residences built by Centerbrook Architects with interiors by Niemitz Design Group. British Colonial elements in sea-inspired hues like blue, yellow, turquoise and cream comprise each uniquely designed room. More than 5,000 artifacts Albert Cannito, Daniel A. Hostettler and Charles M. Royce and architectural details were repurposed including the reservation desk, chandeliers, moldings, a stone fireplace, mantels and the 19th-century elevator. —KT

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Boutique Design - March/April 2010

Boutique Design - March/April 2010
Table Of Contents
Hyatt Opens First Andaz Hotel On Wall Street In NYC
Brintons Announces Second Collection With Scottish Duo
AB Concept In Hong Kong Creates The French Window, Overlooking The Harbor
Washington D.C. Celebrates Revamped Design Center
Q&A With Kit Kemp, On How She Successfully Brought Firmdale Hotels To The U.S. With The Crosby Street
Adam Tihany Delivers Las Vegas’ First Mandarin Oriental After A Collective Deep Breath, CityCenter Opens And Adam Tihany Delivers Las Vegas’ First Mandarin Oriental
World By Design
Fathom Creative Turns A Dilapidated Brake Shop Into New Multi-Use Space For Art, Business, Life And Inspiration
German Theorist And Author, Boris Groys, Discusses His Book, Art Power And The Idea Of Tourists As Architects As Part Of This Month’s Inspiration
Designer Meetups Hosts Big Wigs In Design To Share Inspiration And Discuss Trends In Informal, Open Environments
Brian Orter Weighs In On The Popular Debate In The Design Community About Hand Drawings Versus Realistic Computer Renderings
EnVogue: BD Brings You Snapshots
Bath And Spa:
Calender/Advertisers Index

Boutique Design - March/April 2010