citizenM New York Bowery Hotel

concrete has designed citizenM‘s US flagship hotel based on a concept of ‘affordable luxury for the people’ within the culturally rich and vibrant Bowery area of downtown Manhattan.

  • rooms 300
  • Year 2018
  • Type Hotel,
  • Abandoning the traditional rules of hospitality, this expansion focuses on a clever mix of technology as well as art at every turn, celebrating its environment.

    Designed for locals and guests to ‘mix and mingle’, citizenM’s core attributes lie in the creation of hybrid and diverse spaces, inviting both work and play. citizenM Bowery also draws inspiration from the local community, the hotel’s interior is filled with an eclectic mix of contemporary art, photography, and objects curated by local artists.

    Design Story
    At the front of the building is a public plaza with trees, benches and picnic tables, and an art wall drawing the guests towards the hotel. Inside, they will meet citizenM’s ambassadors, and get their key in just one minute at the self-check- in/check-out kiosk. A striking spiral staircase leads towards the living room on the lower ground floor, featuring double- height ceilings, bookshelves, and a 24/7 canteenM bar at the heart of it of it and coffeeM, the coffeebar at the entrance for guests and locals with coffee and pastries. Glass walls stream in plenty of daylight and open to a view of the park outside, mirrored inside with benches and picnic tables for the same fresh relaxed vibe as the public plaza.

    CloudM is an expansive cloudM rooftop bar, outdoor terrace, and spectacular 360-degree views of New York. Occupying the entire 21st floor, cloudM features oak cabinets, Vitra chairs and couches, and custom chandeliers so large, they’ll catch the eye of pedestrians on the street (more images coming soon).

    citizenM’s philosophy of ‘affordable luxury’ is best experienced in the bedrooms. They are smartly furnished with everything modern travelers need, and nothing they don’t.

    Design: concrete
    Photography: Jeroen van Zijp, Richard Powers