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B U Z Z NEWH Tours Manhattan’s Re-Vamped Surrey A s the sun starts to shine on New York City streets, hotel doors are starting to open as well. The New York Chapter of NEWH led hospitality industry members into the Upper East Side’s newest to debut, the Surrey Hotel, with interiors that are modern Marriott Lobby Lounge Brings Nature Inside estled between the Gulf of Mexico and the Everglades, Marco Island is a slice of heaven that just got more heavenly thanks to a revamp of one of its hotels. Enlisting Malcolm Berg, Edge of Architecture (EoA) founder, the Marriott’s Marco Island Resort received a renovation of new heights for its lobby lounge. Earthy, functional, and slightly futuristic, Berg designed the lobby lounge to reflect the beauty of the surrounding surf, sun, and greenery. N while classic, luxurious while comfortable. The pre-war Beaux Arts building just saw a renovation that cost more than $60 million to complete. Texas-based designer Lauren Rottet of Rottet Studios conceived the interiors for the hotel, which are meant to evoke the ambiance of a residential townhouse that has evolved over time with eclectic pieces. The hotel features 190 salons including 30 one-bed- Above: Jodi Finer, Fabricut Contract with Susan Venditti and room suites, a Penthouse and a Willie Landau of Willie Landau Interiors, Inc. Presidential suite. The Surrey’s charms Karlsson and Martin Nihlman, best known include coffered ceilings, limestone walls and as Jimmie Martin, were commissioned by Rottet Studio to custommoldings, a hand-tooled design playful residential leather front desk, furnishings. hand-crafted DUX beds Housing the original by Duxiana and marble Daniel Boulud NYC restauarchways. rant, Daniel, the Surrey now The Surrey also boasts Boulud’s newest venincludes contemporary ture, Bar Pleiades, located art including photoon the lobby-level of the graphs by Jenny Holzer, Surrey and designed to look as well as an interactive like the inside of a Chanel video piece by William View from the rooftop bag mixed with 1930s Art Kentridge. Londonexclusive to the Penthouse Deco. — KH based artists Jimmie Walking Art at Novo NYC New lobby by EoA Stretching across the ceiling, internally lit ribs of cherry wood draw the eye upward, creating an atmosphere of movement. An 11-foot, 360-degree aquarium column filled with moon jellyfish stands in the room’s center, mesmerizing guests as they enjoy cocktails chilled from the bar’s snow-covered drink rail. Floor-to-ceiling windows are lined with lavish seating groups, highlighted by private banquette cubbies. The ribs were constructed to “statically emulate a sense of motion, as do the mangrove roots, or a snapshot of a breaking wave,” Berg said. “The island is truly remarkable. It is captivating beyond its expansive beaches. The marsh grasses themselves seem endless at times…their submerged limbs reaching skyward in tangled choreography. This is what drove the design — the relationship between pristine reflections and unrestrained organic form.” — BD n honor of the Give Your Art Foundation, Novo Arts, a multimedia and fine art provider, held its third Secret Art Society (S.A.S.) studio night on April 13 and welcomed all sorts of creative collaboration. The S.A.S. studio nights bring together designers, product manufacturers and artists for an evening of creation — from figure drawing to painting to clay and wire sculpture. Guests are encouraged to play with all of the art supplies provided while enjoying cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and networking. Funds from the event and all S.A.S. events go directly to the Give Your Art Foundation, which aims to provide art for charitable institutions that have little or no funding to procure art for their facilities. The foundation gives arts to AIDS facilities, hospices and Marlaina Deppe and Jamie Henke of Novo Arts; their digital non-profit hospitals — many of art and Gustav Klimt’s flower frocks (respectively) flank Tom which have no time, money or Krizmanic, of STUDIOS Architecture I energy to decorate their walls with art and enrich the quality of life for their patients. The S.A.S. studio nights all lead up to the S.A.S. Salon in June, where a panel of renowned designers will select 20 exceptional artists whose work will then be exhibited and auctioned to benefit the foundation. This panel of “curators” includes Stephen Apking from S.O.M., E.J. Lee from Gensler and Cindy Allen from Interior Design among others. — KH 16 • boutique DESIGN may/june 2010

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Boutique Design - May/June 2010
BD Launches ScanLife Technology
The Rocco Forte Collection
Kimpton Open Another Hotel Palomar
Steve Wynn Unveils Encore
NEWH Members Tour NYC’s Newly-Renovated Surrey Hotel
Novo Arts Hotels S.A.S. Studio Night to Benefit the Give Your Art Foundation
BDNY Advisory Board Meets to Tour New Building and Discuss Trade Show Launch
Business Sense
On the Boards: Sephen Jacobs and Andi Pepper Introduce the Upcoming Gansevoort Park
Q&A with Ed Bakos and Anthony DiGuiseppe
We Proudly Present the 2010 Boutique 18 - Read Their Story in Pictures
In Reflection
World by DESIGN
Bath and Spa
Amsterdam Film, UXUS Design, Transforms Napa Valley Garage Winery into Majestic Upscale Tasting Den, Merus
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Boutique Design - May/June 2010