W New York - Downtown

Client: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Location: 123 Washington Street, New York, New York 10006 USA
Size: 350,000 s.f.

Located one block from the site of the new Freedom Tower, the 58-story W New York: Downtown Hotel & Residences houses 255 hotel rooms, 233 condominium units, a restaurant, bars, lounges and an open-air roof garden.

We envisioned a classic-modernist design with a minimalist sumptuousness, animating classical simplicity with modern amenities and luxurious comfort.

Visitors discover subtle surprising moments as they navigate the space–familiar elements and materials are infused with a richness of color and material at surprising moments.

Organic materials impart a feeling of comfort, while reflective polished surfaces seem to expand the space beyond its physical boundaries. Translucent elements allow tantalizing views into veiled spaces.

Large outdoor spaces provide a large mattress landscape of water, “dry pools” and terraces, awaiting activation by the users.


for Graft Inc. (Los Angeles)
Managing Partner: Alejandra Lillo