NEW YORK CITY—Fortuna Realty Group LLC, in partnership with real estate developer Matthew Moinian, announces the company’s latest project, Hotel Hugo, a luxury boutique property slated to open during spring 2014 in Manhattan’s Hudson Square neighborhood.
Designed by Beverly Hills-based architect Marcello Pozzi, the property will feature 122 guestrooms, including two top floor suites and a rooftop cocktail lounge with 360 degree city views. The hotel will also include an Italian restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating by restaurateur Sean Largotta of Crown Group Hospitality.
“With its exceptional guest services and innovative design, Hotel Hugo is poised to join the ranks of New York City’s most iconic luxury hotels,” said Matthew Moinian, project developer. “Hotel Hugo was built to be high-end and low-key, like many of its discerning customers.”
Drawing inspiration from the neighborhood’s early 20th century architectural heritage, Hotel Hugo’s design juxtaposes raw industrial elements with elegant modern finishes including high gloss imported Italian walnut paneling, chrome fixtures and exposed concrete. The entrance of the 20-story hotel features a 17-foot glass façade leading into the main lobby with floor to ceiling modern travertine walls and blue marble flooring. Creating an urban retreat, vertical gardens are positioned throughout the hotel’s ground floor starting with a dramatic horticultural structure behind the check-in desk to custom indoor foliage in the restaurant.
Pozzi commissioned Italian craftsmen who flew in woodwork for the hotel and restaurant including walnut paneling and furniture from Italy. Separated from the lobby by a full height glass partition, the restaurant will also feature floor to ceiling windows that open to the sidewalk for an indoor-outdoor dining experience. For more intimate occasions, the private dining room designed with a greenhouse and natural light in mind, features a vertical garden wall and large skylight. Curved lines are incorporated in the restaurant to enhance the feeling of “flow” that can be found throughout the property.
Each of Hotel Hugo’s 122 rooms create a sophisticated residential feel with sweeping views of the Hudson River and downtown skyline, expansive closet space, and luxury amenities including 300 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, custom made Italian furnishings, and Côté Bastide Argan body care products. Designed with the contemporary business and leisure traveler in mind, Hotel Hugo’s top floor suites include a separate desk and vanity area. Offering functional flexibility, each suite connects to an adjoining king room, allowing for one or two bedroom accommodations, ideal for single or multifamily stays.
Hotel Hugo will feature 500 square feet of meeting and event space as well as a fitness center with TechnoGym equipment. The meeting space will feature handmade imported Italian carpentry, leather chairs, and state-of-the art technology including hi-tech video conferencing and presentation capabilities.