If you’re into Dizzy Gillespie, Reggie Workman, Louis Armstrong and all that jazz, then this is the joint for you. dash design just completed a multimillion dollar renovation project for the hotel Lexington New York City, a luxury destination for business and leisure travelers in the heart of the city that never sleeps.

“The vision for the Lexington New York City is to communicate the presence of a grand hotel while conveying the intimacy of a boutique property,” said a press statement from dash design’s principal architect David Ashen, widely regarded for his work on some of the most prestigious names in hospitality including W New York, W Union Square, and the JHouse Hotel in Greenwich, Connecticut. “The redesign brings this historic property to life and celebrate the design, music, art and literature of

its past while making it relevant for today’s distinguished travelers.” Aiming to preserve the original architecture of the structure from the roaring ‘20s by Schultz and Weaver, the hotel indulges newcomers with an elegantly draped entrance and a long two-storey tall reception.

Equally impressive is the exclusive art collection which the hotel introduces to its guests such as a three-dimensional sculpture by Alba Clemente as well as additional standout pieces by some of New York’s finest artists including Andy Warhol and Paige Powell. In total, the hotel has a collection of up to thirty artists appointed by Powell himself to work on pieces that exude the spirit of the place, such as Ruben Toledo’s mural.

In order to add a dream-like effect to the environment, the walls are white washed and accompanied

by the soft lighting setup carefully calibrated to change mood throughout the day from morning to night. A lovely mosaic arrangement on the floor outlines the hotel’s signature, the “L” insignia.

The environment combines the excellence of modern spaces with the New York fervor for nightlife. It's an unparalelled sense of festivity unique to the city's local jazz culture and taste.

Resonating from outside of the lobby area are the libraries and lounges, where guests can treat themselves to a cold drink or drown themselves in one of Agatha Christie’s works of mystery. “Four separate seating areas feature a fusion of modern, classic and 1920s-inspired furnishings,” said the press release. “Guests are enveloped in a rich color palette and eclectic textures that hint at contemporary influences among the Lexington New York City’s Art Deco legacy. A musical tribute to the hotel’s past and present, an anthology of jazz melodies lingers on guests’ ears as they move from the entrance and through the lobby to the bar." The hotel creates a harmonious atmosphere with its bronze door elevators which melodiously play the whimsical songbirds symphonies,

reminiscent of the hotel’s original construction inviting the guests to the upper area of the hotel. The corridors are outlined with purple and neutraltoned wool carpets summoning the guests to the comfort of their rooms and luxurious suites.

dash design is a New York-based interior design firm which seeks to enhance the image of the client’s brand through offering them world class designs. They have been involved in projects in many of the world's major cities, including New York City, Charlotte, Washington D.C., Seoul and Istanbul.

Design by dash design Photography by Frank Oudeman