Ink 48 from old printing factory to urban hotel.

Urban architecture in New York, like in many other modern cities, is going through a constant change. Some owners of old historic buildings, mainly in central locations, are shaking off recession doldrums and converting those spaces into modern concept hotels. Sometimes they are rebuild from existing buildings like offices, warehouses or hospitals.

Ink 48 is one of these hotels. Formerly an old printing factory in Manhattan west side, it is now transformed into an urban resort. The concept behind this hotel is an interpretation of typical   spaces in New York like the pocket park, the loft and the roof garden. The combination of those elements has created a unique place, far from the common chain hotels you can find everywhere.

Decoration plays a key role in the hotel. From the exterior the place looks like a series of cabanas and when you get inside you find yourself in a welcoming recreation of a pocket park that works as a lobby and reception. Wooden screens and seating furniture pieces are present throughout the common spaces contrasting with other colorful elements to provide guests with an intimate atmosphere.

On the first floor, Print, the hotel’s restaurant serves regional dishes made of local food. The place combines natural and industrial materials. Walnut wood is present on some of the walls and green mosaic tiles on the floor create an exceptional environment for a meal. As for the guest rooms, design and artwork are present everywhere just to make of your stay something really special, including an amazing rooftop lounge with breathtaking views over the Hudson and the skyline of the city.

The Rockwell Group is behind this amazing development. Based in New York and also present in Madrid and Shanghai, they specialize in innovative architectural projects. They create a distinctive concept for each one of their works by combining technology, craftsmanship and design, focusing on every detail.

This approach is what makes places like Ink 48 so special. Do not doubt to come and see it by yourself if you are in New York City.

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