It’s been said that time is money, but this hotel’s design distinctly references each. Marriot’s new Residence Inn stands distinct from standard Residence Inn properties, designed by architectural firm Stonehill & Taylor.
The 20-story building at 170 Broadway in Lower Manhattan dates back to 1903 and originally housed small jewelry and financial businesses when the area was Manhattan’s first jewelry district. Inspired by its location and a historic clock set into a nearby sidewalk, the new hotel's design concept centers around time and money—and offers a cool, comforting spot for tourists and business travelers alike.
Furniture and art referencing the commerce and pace of the city include a white arabescato marble reception desk, a sculptural wood wall divider that takes its inspiration from stacked shipping containers, an abstract abacus sculpture, and a picture of a large clock rendered using approximately 800 coins.
Orange is featured as an accent throughout the hotel—a nod to the national color of the Dutch, who originally set up the city for trade, back when it was called New Amsterdam.
Guest rooms continue the themes with orange leather office chairs and ottomans, a large wall-hung clock, and shipping crate-styled desk. The carpet pattern depicts patterns of large gears turning. An intricate wall graphic behind the bed is an homage to master statistician Edward Tufte, who pioneered the visual display of complex quantitative financial information.