ForrestPerkins, a distinct studio of Perkins Eastman
Forrest Perkins was asked to transform four luxury suites at one of New York’s oldest and most storied hotels, the Lotte New York Palace. Two of suites in the collection are Penthouse Suites—massive, 5,000-square-foot-triplexes—and two Skyview Suites comprise a single floor and 2,500 square feet. The four suites are stacked atop two corners of the building, capturing wrap-around views of Manhattan and northward to Central Park. They are part of a larger suite collection at the hotel and were designed to evoke a classically inspired New York apartment, “your own personal townhouse in the sky.”
The three-floor penthouses feature double-height living rooms with 18-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows, sweeping staircases, hand-crafted Hästens mattresses in the bedrooms, luxurious marble bathrooms, spacious walk-in closets, private fitness rooms with Peleton bikes, and rooftop terraces with breathtaking views of Manhattan. Wood-burning fireplaces on the terrace level spark the senses.
The single-story suites both provide spectacular views spanning Manhattan from the Hudson River, across Central Park, and over to the East River. They are also each equipped with a curated library, living room, dining room, entertainment room, gym, office, and kitchen/butler’s pantry.
To meet the challenge of making such vast spaces feel more intimate and inviting, the design team integrated libraries and private lounges into the bedroom areas, custom-designed rugs throughout the suites, and carefully arranged multiple seating areas to create smaller destinations within each penthouse. The seating can also be rearranged to accommodate larger, socially-distanced gatherings. By invoking a residential spirit, the design captures the feeling of a classic New York City pied-à-terre with bespoke art collections and unparalleled views.