NEW YORK—Affinia Manhattan, located adjacent to Madison Square Garden and New York’s iconic Pennsylvania Station, has completed the final phase of a top to bottom, two year, $33 million hotel renovation.
“The fully renovated Affinia Manhattan was designed to create an urban retreat that reflects the hotel’s playground, which is New York City,” said Joe Kelly, general manager. “Our guests have the best of both worlds – the vibrancy of the Big Apple and the comfort-focused details they’ve come to expect from the Affinia brand.”
Affinia Manhattan’s new public and event spaces were designed by Rottet Studio. The firm chose neutral tones as the backdrop, incorporating splashes of green, orange, and red. The lobby features a chandelier designed to replicate the topography of New York City and the space has been sectioned into three main areas including a front desk area, common areas designed for productivity, and relaxation seating in the middle.
The renovation expanded the property’s inventory for a total of 618, including 84 one- and two-bedroom suites with several featuring kitchens and terraces. The guestrooms were designed by the acclaimed Rockwell Group, featuring a white and gray color palette with green and orange accents and Lutron light switches offering dimming technology throughout the room. Rooms and suites include custom-designed Affinia Manhattan beds and a glass artist’s table designed exclusively for the hotel. All rooms are equipped with flat screen televisions, MP3 players, and wireless Internet. Guests also have full access to the hotel’s 1,100-square-foot fitness center and a laundry facility.
The hotel’s renovated meetings and events space totals 10,000 square feet. A new 31st street entrance, a designated staircase and a new glass elevator allows visitors private access to social events and meetings and provides conference center functionality. The space features modern neutral colors, and the Fitzgerald Ballroom includes large chandeliers and high-arched windows. The atrium’s second story windows turn into screens that can display video artwork.