Shades of lush greens, deep reds and velvety purples burst with life, invoking a bygone era of elegance and opulence. W ith over 4, light bulbs this unique art installation is sure to leave guests starstruck. Masterpieces not only hang the walls of the Gramercy Park Hotel, but also from its soaring ceilings. The work, which plays with vibrant palettes, oversized imagery and the mixing of high and low culture, perfectly complements this bold and majestic Manhattan hotel. T his renowned Italian eatery is known for its Roast Suckling Pig, authentic pastas, and flavorful dishes that boast seasonal ingredients from nearby greenmarkets. Decorated in the style of a traditional Roman trattoria, with its rustic oak panels and tiled floors, the restaurant features large windows framing views of Gramercy Park. A midst stunning works of modern art, the Rose and Jade Bar offer an intimate spot for guests to enjoy a sunset menu into late night dining. Later in the afternoon, both bars begin serving exotic cocktails, classic aperitifs and dishes from Maialino's Executive Chef, Jason Pfeifer. T he sprawling Gramercy Terrace provides sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline with stunning indoor and outdoor options.
Real Estate & Hotel Developers
What We Believe
Adam collaborated with us in laying out the concept vision, and then led our teams and worked with us to bring the vision to life. He has an eye for smart innovation and developing edgy programing that stands out from competitors to drive performance. He understands how fitness and wellness should come to life to really have an incredible impact. While the design and soul of buildings is of course critical, we believe that guest traffic and long-term value derive from a holistic view on all the aspects of guest experience. We help you refine the design elements necessary to enable a profitable wellness-focused building project, while also helping your client on a white-label basis or directly define the other aspects of their offer to maximize return on their investment. Parallax has been a critical partner in leading the assembly of all the different puzzle pieces for the launch of several of our design projects — vendors, project components, and stakeholders. Adam has worked with us for various clients, providing business leadership and growth strategies to help launch new consumer hotel concepts and create B2B plans for companies to enter and align with the hotel industry.
Architecture & Design Firms
The New York luxury hotel scene has exploded over the last few decades, with a myriad of new names, locations, and concepts popping up to cater to the ever-growing appeal of a vacation in the Big Apple. Choosing the best place to stay in New York, therefore, can be extremely difficult with so many luxury hotel options, though of course there are much worse problems to be had! I visited each hotel on this list and quite a few more to get the full rundown for you. Here are my top picks for a luxury hotel stay in Manhattan, all with high-thread-count sheets, fawning staff, and an atmosphere that will enhance and transform any stay in Gotham. Even if their prices seem as high as the skyscrapers they are housed in, you can often use Hotwire to find the incredibly low prices on 5-star hotels. The catch? Do you want old-world refinement, celeb-spotting at outrageous parties, or under-stated elegance in a discreet location? Sky-high pools, rooftop bars, or hidden Japanese spas? New York has it all and more. So why would your NYC accommodation be any different?
We know these industries inside and out, and everything we do balances creativity with function to ensure projects are distinct in a sea-of-sameness, operationally viable, developer-friendly, and within budget. We pride ourselves on leading teams to turn vision into reality and meaningful ROI — not just brainstorming or consulting on ideas. With over 40 years of collective experience, we know how to create customer-centric experiences that integrate the right mix of wellness, personal service, innovative programming, and unexpected surprises so guests fall in love with a property or brand, pay a premium, and write five-star reviews. Going beyond creation, we also develop processes and standards so successful ideas can be executed and replicated. We see the big picture, but we also pay attention to the details that matter — across brand, operations, design, technology, and the financial needs of brands and projects. Our experience and connections with global hospitality brands means we have the expertise that gives wellness and other non-hospitality brands an edge in identifying win-win opportunities for partnering and selling their products and services in the industry. Our approach can help you rise above internal groupthink to examine your branding ideas and business plans with a fresh set of eyes. Brian joined Parallax as a partner in