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BEST LOBBY FOCUSED SERVICE
FINALIST

BERNCY HOTEL
CHENGDU, CHINA

THE DESIGN FIRM: Chinese BDD Interior Design Firm, Chengdu

 

SOURCES
CLIENT: Chinese LiMeiYunXi Hotel Management Co., Ltd., Chengdu, China; DESIGN FIRM: Chinese BDD Interior Design Firm:
Wanbin Liu, founder; ARCHITECT: Chinese Chongqing Boding Building Design Company, Ltd., Chongqing, China; PURCHASING
FIRM: Chinese LiMeiYunXi Hotel Management Co., Ltd., Chengdu, China; DESIGN CONSULTANTS: Chengdu Nanxun
Electromechanical Design Company, Ltd. (mechanical and electrical consultant); Langyi Lighting Engineering Company, Ltd.; Wei
Wei (art); ART & ACCESSORIES: Dong Ya Company, Ltd; Wuming Art Company, Ltd; AUDIO/VISUAL & ELECTRONICS: Sichuan
Antaixin Construction Group Company, Ltd.; FABRICS: BTOUR Company, Ltd.; FLOORING: Sichuan Longze Hangdu Technology
Company, Ltd.; Chengdu Shicheng Natural Stone Company, Ltd.; FURNITURE: Chengdu Dingpin Furniture Company, Ltd.;
LIGHTING: Langyi Lighting Engineering Company, Ltd.; SIGNAGE: Cube Sugar Design Company, Ltd.; SURFACING: Huizhou
Mocha Decoration Materials Company, Ltd.; Jinniu Xiangyu Decoration Materials Company, Ltd.; Sichuan Wall Makeup Trading
Company, Ltd.; WALLCOVERINGS: Chengdu Yali Decoration Trading Company, Ltd.; WINDOW TREATMENTS: Chengdu Junhui
Metal Products Company, Ltd.

FINALIST

MOXY CHELSEA
NEW YORK

THE DESIGN FIRMS: Rockwell Group, New York; Yabu Pushelberg, Toronto/New York

 
THE MUSE: This hotel is one for the party people (all 349 rooms). The second-floor is activated

SOURCES
OWNER: The Lightstone Group, New York; OPERATORS: Marriott International, Bethesda, Maryland; TAO
Group, Las Vegas; DESIGN FIRM: Yabu Pushelberg, Toronto/New York: George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg,
cofounders; Rockwell Group, New York: David Rockwell, founder and president; Greg Keffer, partner and
studio leader; Brad Zuger, project manager; Jenny Bukovec, Yulia Frumkin and Courtney Richardson;
ARCHITECT: Stonehill Taylor, New York; GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Flintlock Construction Services, LLC,
New York; PURCHASING FIRM: Purchasing Associates, Peekskill, New York; DESIGN CONSULTANTS:
Focus Lighting (lighting); Next Step Design (kitchen consultant); Seneca (interior contractor); ART &
ACCESSORIES: Atta Inc.; Blackman Cruz; iWorks; Jane Millett Design; Putnam & Putnam; RAREculture
LLC; Tony Melici; Total Metal Resources; West NYC Home; BOCCE WALL: En Viu LLC; CARPETS & RUGS:
Moooi/MCI Carpets BV; Sacco Carpet; FABRICS: Créations Métaphores; Bernhardt Textiles; Bramson
House; Donghia, Inc.; Holly Hunt; House of Hackney; Lee Jofa; Mokum Textiles; Kravet;  Maharam; Majilite
Corporation; Onyx Upholstery; Opuzen; Osborne & Little; Pierre Frey; Samuel & Sons; Romo Group; Turning
Star Inc.; United Fabrics Inc.; FURNITURE: 1stdibs; Angela Brown; Blå Station; Dine Rite Seating Products
Inc.; DWR; Jay Edward; John Houshmand; M.A.D. / Nuans Design; Munrod Custom Upholsterers; Naturtex;
Prostoria; Stellar Works; Stillfried Wien; Visual Elements; LEATHER: Cortina Leathers; Demar Leather;
Edelman Leather; Elmo Leather; Tiger Leather; LIGHTING: Allied Maker; Bloom Lighting; Compass Srl;
CRW Lighting; DCW Editions; Jamie Harris; Kelly Wearstler; Roll & Hill; Suite NY; Venicem srl

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by a series of F&B venues that keep the energy up from ritual morning caffeination to evening
DJ performances. Bring cheeky nods to Italian culture (especially classical art) that fit well with
the floral theme of the property and neighborhood. Create a check-in experience that's equal
parts sanctuary from the bustle of Manhattan and teaser for the excitement of the hotel.
 
THE MAGIC: Making each space multifunctional. "The second-floor lobby unfurls as a
series of spaces that change with the rhythm of the day.  Two glass-enclosed studios
seamlessly transition from meeting rooms during the day to lounge spaces in the evening,"
says David Rockwell, founder and president, Rockwell Group (responsible for the lobby
and F&B; Yabu Pushelberg handled the entry check-in). Or guests could grab a selfie op
with a life-size, toga-clad Roman statue. Of course, one of its arms is set up to hold a phone
for just that reason. Et tu, Moxy?
 
THE MAVERICK MOVE: The art program here isn't just an aesthetic enhancement. It's a
hilarious tribute to the Moxy brand's off-kilter sensibility. Walls are covered in art that looks
like a museum piece-if ancient Rome had camera-toting paparazzi and oversized birds.
 
THE MESSAGE: Sometimes, it's cool to take your inspiration literally. A green wall takes up
three stories and greenhouse-style windows give an organic vibe to the space.

Z H AO B I N P H O T O G R A P H Y ( B E R N C Y H O T E L ) ; M I C H A E L K L E I N B E R G F O R M O X Y C H E L S E A ( M O X Y C H E L S E A )

THE MUSE: Use a tight budget of $21 per sq. ft. to upgrade the lobby space
from a branded business hotel to a lifestyle offer. Give the former office
space a strong image and a design "wow" that's felt on the bottom line (in
the end run, the 143-rooom hotel's ADR came close to doubling).
 
THE MAGIC: "We introduced the 'Cloud Rising' concept to this hotel. It
features the local culture of Longquan District," says Wanbin Liu, founder,
Chinese BDD Interior Design Firm. Longquan District (which comprises
part of Chengdu's suburbs) is known as both a tech development area and
for its fruit farms, particularly peaches. So, the design approach had to
be multifaceted. Keeping shapes simple allows for gentle allusions to the
dramatic landscape.
 
THE MAVERICK MOVE: Everything here shines. Metallic accents are the
most obvious "that which glitters." A high-sheen floor adds glamour underfoot. The palette relies on black, white and gold.
 
THE MESSAGE: Big conceptual risks pay off. Framing the spaces in the
lobby as vignettes invite Instagram moments. That's especially key here,
given that the hotel's suburban location means its design has to be part of
the "pull" for guests to stay here and not downtown.


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Boutique Design - December 2019
From the Editor
Social Circles
All 4 One
Products: Lighting
Products: Flooring
Exit Interview
Boutique Design - December 2019 - Intro
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Boutique Design - December 2019 - Cover2
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Boutique Design - December 2019 - From the Editor
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Boutique Design - December 2019 - Social Circles
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