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Hôtel Americano, New York City

Carlos Couturier and Moises Micha have ten hotels in Mexico under their brand Grupo Habita, but now they’ve stepped out of their comfort zone to build a hotel in New York City. What makes Hôtel Americano unique from prior projects? There is not much color and no art, a far cry from their previous hotels, known for their contemporary art pieces. For the hoteliers, neutrality meant no distractions and no competition with the bounty of art already in the area. Hotel Americano pushes boundaries, working with small spaces and making special features like the rooftop pool and restaurant functioning in the cold of winter as it does in summer days. "It's not about trendiness," Couturier explains. "Everything is about the architecture, the interior design..."
 

The hotel's exterior, designed by Mexican architect Enrique Norten, is constructed from old conveyor belts taken, arranged, and reused to create the hotel’s metal mesh encasement.

HÔTEL AMERICANO
518 West 27th Street, New York City, NY 10001
212/216-0000
hotel-americano.com

Rates from $250
 

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