Hyatt has announced the opening of Thompson Central Park New York in Midtown Manhattan.

Occupying the former space of the Parker New York, Thompson Central Park New York welcomes hotel guests to newly designed interiors, including a redesigned lobby, public spaces and 587 sophisticated, contemporary guestrooms and suites including the 174-room highly anticipated Upper Stories, a collection of luxurious accommodations offering expansive views, high-end amenities and exclusive offerings and programming, including access to the private Upper Stories Lounge.

In designing the hotel’s public areas, architect Thomas Juul-Hansen sought to create a sophisticated, inviting and modern introduction to Thompson Central Park New York, leveraging the iconic history of this landmark building. Guests are greeted in the lobby by massive wood clad portals leading to an organic shaped wood and leather reception desk, with intimate seating just beyond. The impressive central atrium features 36’ high ceilings with a massive central skylight and curated space for food and drinks below.

Debuting in Spring 2022, a vaulted bar space connecting the atrium to both 56th and 57th streets will be lined with wood finishes and capped by a massive, suspended canopy of foliage. Each space throughout the hotel is highlighted by bespoke lighting along with a curated collection of artworks inspired by the rich heritage of the storied neighbourhood.

“When walking into Thompson Central Park New York, hotel guests are greeted with a sensory experience,” explains Thomas Juul-Hansen. “From the building’s classic exterior to the luxurious, newly designed modern lobby space and atrium, we have created a bespoke atmosphere for travellers to connect with the iconic style and dazzling glamour of Manhattan.”

Thompson Central Park New York partnered with Stonehill Taylor to design the hotel’s 587 guestrooms and suites, as well as guest corridors. The renowned architecture and design firm incorporated design elements to accommodate work and play, boasting elevated finishes and unexpected details. Linear and curving forms live side by side throughout the storage and sleeping areas, as well as the social and workspaces. Crisp white duvets top the navy-blue leather beds, and headboards nestle against ribbed wall detailing. A geometric etagere supports sculptural lighting and texture-providing bric-a-brac while adding structural interest to the space. While walls and floors are finished in neutral earth tones, jewel tones pop throughout the furnishings.

Along the corridors, Stonehill Taylor incorporated balance between opposites to drive the design – from geometric designs in the carpet juxtaposed against light and dark elements, to arched mirrors along the elevator lobbies to reflect light and add depth. In Spring 2022, Thompson Central Park New York will debut The Upper Stories, a collection of 174 high-floor guestrooms with unrivalled views of Central Park, impeccable amenities and unparalleled guest experiences.

“With sophisticated travellers in mind, Thompson Central Park New York’s well-appointed accommodations feature classical elements utilised in sculptural, modern ways,” comments Bethany Gale, Senior Interiors Associate, Stonehill Taylor. “From the functionality of the space to the jewel and earth tones, guests will find unexpected yet balanced choices, contributing to a remarkable hotel stay experience.”