Marmara Park Avenue, the U.S. flagship of the luxury Marmara Collection hotel group, is scheduled to open on August 25, 2015 in New York City’s lower Park Avenue area. The 21-storey property has 1,375 square feet of event space.
The hotel is housed in a meticulously-adapted 1927 building. Its interior spaces were created by New York artist/designer Joe Ginsberg, who was tasked with producing an environment reminiscent of a chic but cozy pied-a-terre.
“We wanted to create the kind of hotel where guests wouldn’t just feel at home, but where they’d experience the closest thing to everyone’s dream of a New York apartment,” said Nur Ercan-Magden, general manager. “Joe Ginsberg’s inspiring selections to furnish the hotel makes it feel even more warm, welcoming and personal, made even richer with Marmara’s heritage of hospitality.”
The hotel features 128 accommodations comprised of a mix of suites, guestrooms and three penthouse suites. Ginsberg decorated them and the public spaces with a blend of bespoke items from New York artisans as well as design-forward purveyors.
Marmara Park Avenue Features
From the lobby’s hand-blown glass to the vestibule assembled using 670 pieces of faceted steel, almost everything at the hotel has been custom-designed. Notable features include:
- 14-foot fireplace in lobby lounge
- iPad Airs in every room, connected to 24/7 virtual concierge
- hardwood floors in guestrooms and suites
- Fisher & Paykel appliances in suites
- 40 rooms with private terraces
- casement windows
- Marmara Wellness Center with lap pool, steam bath and fitness center
- grand three-bedroom duplex
- apartment-style configurations with fully-equipped kitchens
- state-of-the-art technology in event space
The Marmara Collection Hotel Group was founded in 1978 in Istanbul, Turkey. It includes seven properties (three in Istanbul, two on the Aegean and Mediterranean coast of Turkey, and two in NYC) and a historic event venue that belonged to the Ottoman Sultan’s family—Esma Sultan Mansion. The Marmara Antalya is the world’s only 360-degree revolving hotel.