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De-saturated neutrals for New York hotel

Photography: Equinox Hotel

New York-based Rockwell Group has designed the Equinox, which was was inspired by a seamless transition between travel, work, play and a healthy lifestyle, built on the pillars of movement, nutrition, and regeneration.

To deliver a truly humanistic experience, Rockwell Group’s concepts for the guest rooms celebrate the rhythms of the transitions of the body (from active to restful), transformations (from day to night) and acknowledge fundamental human qualities such as the need for both intimacy and community. The entry channels a sumptuous residential loft, where the color palette balances de-saturated neutrals with dark moments of contrast. Hints of saturated bold indigo reference the Hudson River and signify the brand.

The design of the guest rooms creates a cool, dark, quiet oasis, with soft lighting throughout. Lights were eliminated on outlets and electronics; blackout shades were included and walls have super-high STC (sound transmission class) ratings. The room is divided into a generous, open entry foyer and dressing room/bathroom, with a calming sleep chamber, adjacent. Its multi-functionality creates space for yoga, exercise, and meditation and it also has an integrated work/dine sofa.