Design Destination: A Bold, Colorful Hotel In The Heart Of Manhattan

This piece orginally appeared on Design Milk.

If you’ve ever stayed in a NYC hotel room, you know how they’re usually pretty small and let’s face it, you probably want to spend your time outside roaming the city. Enter The William. The 33-room, extended stay boutique hotel in Midtown East is hidden behind an historic Manhattan facade that gives way to a colorful surprise once your enter its main doors.

The design came together as a collaboration between In Situ Design (interior architecture and design), William Engel (paintings), and Lilian B Interiors (an intersection of architecture, interiors, and art that blend into a livable three-dimensional painting), and the result is an incredible happy place where guests become immersed in monochromatic palettes of blue, teal, pink, orange, or yellow, depending on the floor.

The guest rooms are decked out with white resin floors and white walls and then topped off with that floor’s color motif. The larger suites include a floating wall that separates the bedroom from the living room area. They even have suites with terraces so guests can have outdoor space to enjoy city views.

The monochromatic tones mark parts of the walls, furniture, bed linens, and carpets, giving the guest’s eyes a vibrant experience.

The brilliant colors are balanced out with neutral grays and black.

What: The William
Where: 24 East 39th Street, New York, New York 10016
How much? From approximately $325 per night
Highlights: Spacious rooms decked out in bright, bold hues and a Midtown East location near Bryant Park
Design draw: A luxurious retreat where art and architecture merge to form a bold hued masterpiece for extended stay travelers.
Book it: Call 1.855.NYC.WILL or email

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