new york, ny
The Jade Seaport, located in Manhattan's popular historic South Street neighborhood, is a stunning conversion of a once non-descript Best Western hotel. The new Jade Seaport hotel is inventively configured within five imposing mid-nineteenth century warehouse buildings, at the prominent corner of Peck Slip and Water Street.
A spirit of elegance and period urbanity now characterizes the exterior design, replete with new gas lighting, striped awning, and a distinctive main entrance - moved to Water Street - contributing to the striking overall effect. Both the New York Landmarks Commission and the Seaport Community Board unanimously approved Atelier & Co.'s plan, praising its sensitivity to the unique character of the surrounding neighborhood, and the sheer sophistication of the new design.