Pendry Hotels & Resorts Announces the Opening of
Pendry Manhattan West
Pendry Manhattan West Brings Luxury Hospitality to Manhattan’s Reimagined West Side
NEW YORK – (September 17, 2021) – Pendry Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of Pendry Manhattan West, the latest property in the Pendry portfolio and the brand’s first hotel in New York City. In collaboration with Brookfield Properties, the hotel is designed by acclaimed architectural design firm, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and features 164 luxury guest rooms, including 30 suites, each with interiors by world-renowned Gachot Studios and lighting by L’Observatoire International. Pendry Manhattan West provides over 6,000 square feet of multi-purpose entertainment and meeting venues each featuring natural light; a state-of-the-art fitness center equipped with Peloton and Technogym equipment, and a curated art collection spotlighting works of art from both New York City and Los Angeles based artists. Pendry Manhattan West is also home to distinct food and beverage concepts including Bar Pendry, Garden Room, and signature restaurant, Zou Zou’s, which was created in partnership with acclaimed hospitality group, Quality Branded. Zou Zou’s is helmed by Chefs Madeline Sperling and Juliana Latif and brings an Eastern Mediterranean menu to the West Side.
“We are pleased to debut Pendry Manhattan West, which combines the vibrancy of Manhattan with Pendry’s signature service, bringing a new hospitality experience to the city,” said Alan J. Fuerstman, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Montage International. “Together with the dynamic, experiential restaurants, retail and cultural attractions as part of Manhattan West, Pendry is proud to be at the epicenter of the city’s newest neighborhood.”
Debuting as the fifth property to open as part of the Pendry portfolio, which currently includes Pendry San Diego, Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, Pendry West Hollywood and Pendry Chicago, Pendry Manhattan West was designed by Gachot Studios as a marriage of bicoastal American aesthetics: merging the serene and modern West Coast luxury of the Pendry brand with a sense of elegance, all informed by the vibrancy of New York City. Inspiration for the hotel is found in the spirit of the West Coast Light and Space Movement of the 1960s and 70s, shaping Pendry Manhattan West as a dynamic oasis for reflection and discovery. Blurring the lines between art and design, Gachot collaborated with internationally renowned local artists Nancy Lorenz and John Wigmore to envision work that is seamlessly integrated into the hotel’s interior architecture. Ultimately, the lived experience of Pendry Manhattan West is one of comfort, tranquility and ease.
“New York City is unlike anywhere else — it has its own gravitational pull, and is the nexus of design, fashion, luxury, culinary innovation, and hospitality in America,” said Michael Fuerstman, Co-Founder and Creative Director, Pendry Hotels & Resorts. “Opening Pendry Manhattan West is an opportunity for us to bring the things that inspire us as a brand to this iconic and electric city – we could not be more honored than to help define a new neighborhood and culture center for one of the great cities in the world.”
Pendry is located in Manhattan West, one of Brookfield Properties’ most ambitious large-scale development projects to date. The eight-acre, six-building mixed-use complex is a “superblock” that stretches from 9th Avenue to 10th Avenue and from 31st to 33rd Streets, complete with 250,000 square feet of retail anchored by Peloton’s “Peloton Studios,” a 35,000-square-foot state-of-the-art flagship location, as well as a 60,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market. A vibrant urban plaza with landscaped gardens and dynamic street-front retail brings together high-end, experiential shops and more than 25 innovative food and beverage concepts, all enlivened with public art and events by Arts Brookfield, Brookfield’s award-winning arts and entertainment program. Part of this commitment to the arts is embodied in Midnight Theatre—a contemporary variety theatre that serves as a portal to unique stories and experiences featuring talent from the worlds of magic, music, comedy, Broadway, and more in the heart of Manhattan West. Pendry Manhattan West will provide guests exclusive and unprecedented access to the Theatre, as it redefines the way New Yorkers spend a night out in the city.
Pendry Manhattan West is home to the following dining, wellness and lifestyle concepts:
Zou Zou’s – Zou Zou’s, part of Quality Branded, the restaurant group behind favorite destinations like Don Angie, is a lively and modern Eastern Mediterranean restaurant from Chef Madeline Sperling, who spent years working at some of the most notable restaurants throughout New York City, including Gramercy Tavern and The NoMad. Sperling will be joined in the kitchen by Juliana Latif, who cooked alongside Sperling at The NoMad. Together the duo will offer a menu inspired by and celebrating the cuisine and flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean region, with influences from Lebanon, Israel, Turkey, Egypt, Syria, and Jordan, among others. Designed by AvroKO, the lively and modern 75-seat space will feature an open kitchen centered around a wood-fired hearth, and is inspired by the Levant in tones and materiality, featuring dark woods, off-white plasters, vibrant blue and green tiles, highlighting open spaces punctuated by arches and domes. Zou Zou’s is open for dinner and will serve lunch beginning later this fall.
Bar Pendry – Pendry’s signature lobby bar is an intimate, richly designed space that evokes the essence of old New York with the modern grandeur of today, ideal for sipping signature cocktails over deep conversation. Stepping into the small, glowing space, guests will immediately be immersed in the commissioned wall installation by New York based abstract painter, Nancy Lorenz, whose work has been seen at Chanel retail locations around the globe. The space is divided into two areas: one end comprising the lounge space, anchored by a fireplace surrounded in floor-to-ceiling oil-rubbed bronze, and the other end anchored by a glowing counter-height marble bar and Nancy’s large-scaled artwork.
Garden Room – Just steps from the hotel’s entrance, the Garden Room is a verdant and light-filled day-to-night space with high ceilings, lush greenery and ample seating. Before entering the Garden Room, guests will walk past another piece of the hotel’s integrated art collection, vertical John Wigmore white Moriki collage panels. This installation creates a soft glow of light due to their translucent quality, welcoming guests to sit back and sip from the all-day coffee menu by Vittoria or imbibe in daily cocktail hour with friends.
Weddings, Meetings & Events – Pendry Manhattan West features 6,000 square feet of meeting space to accommodate events of all sizes and each venue is equipped with natural light, state-of-the-art technology, and a central setting. Among the meeting spaces include the stunning 1,600 square foot ballroom, an open concept gallery, a sophisticated boardroom, and an outdoor terrace space filled with greenery among other intimate spaces for gathering with world-class service, design and amenities.
Fitness & Wellness – Pendry Manhattan West features a 24/7, 1,700-square-foot fitness center featuring Technogym equipment and Peloton bikes with state-of-the-art features that keep guests on track, even away from home. The hotel features an intimate Movement Studio for light stretching, personal yoga and physical activity.
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About Pendry Manhattan West
Pendry Manhattan West, opened in September 2021, and is the first New York City hotel from Pendry Hotels & Resorts developed by Brookfield Properties. Located in the Manhattan West development, the hotel features 164 guestrooms, including 30 suites; Zou Zou’s, a lively and modern Eastern Mediterranean restaurant by Quality Branded; a lounge and vibrant open-air terrace bar; and meeting and event space—complementing the defining Manhattan West development that sits directly between the newly opened Moynihan Train Hall and Hudson Yards. Pendry Manhattan West, designed by acclaimed architectural design firm, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill with interiors by Gachot Studios, brings the most compelling aspects of both coasts—California ease and Manhattan energy—to the city. Designed for the modern luxury traveler, the hotel satisfies the desire for polished comfort, paired with engaging experiences in convivial social spaces, from food and beverage to art and culture. For more information, follow @pendrymanhattanwest or visit www.pendry.com/manhattan-west/.
About Pendry Hotels & Resorts
Pendry Hotels & Resorts is a new luxury hospitality brand from Montage International. Pendry combines inspired design with a celebration of culture and authentic service tailored to today’s cultured world traveler. Founders Alan J. Fuerstman and Michael Fuerstman’s well-seasoned experience in the hospitality industry serves as the foundation for the brand. Each property is injected with a unique perspective on contemporary style, and an emphasis on the arts and local community in the city it calls home. The portfolio of hotels includes Pendry San Diego, Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, Pendry West Hollywood and Pendry Chicago, with Pendry Manhattan West opening September 2021. Opening in early 2022 is Pendry Park City, followed by Pendry La Quinta, Pendry Natirar, and Pendry Washington D.C. – The Wharf. Pendry Hotels & Resorts is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For more information on Pendry Hotels & Resorts, follow @pendryhotels or visit www.pendry.com.
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