Fabric umbrellas cover the Aman New York's outdoor terrace bar, which enjoys views of Manhattan — Photo by AMAN
The hotel is designed to capitalise on its location at the corner of 57th Street and Fifth Avenue — Photo by AMAN
A circular fire pit sits within a square reflecting pool on the garden terrace — Photo by AMAN
Suites feature pivoting doors that allow guests to open and close off their spaces — Photo by AMAN

Denniston Architects has converted New York City's Crown Building in the heart of bustling Midtown into a space for the Aman Resorts luxury hotel group.

Aman New York hotel opened in August 2022 in a beaux-arts building at 57th Street and Fifth Avenue completed in 1921 by Warren & Wetmore – the architecture studio behind Grand Central Terminal.

Jean-Michel Gathy and his studio Denniston Architects, which is frequently tapped for Aman locations, restored and converted the 25-storey tower to create 82 suites and 22 residences.

To create a feeling of quiet and relaxation in the middle of New York City, elements like glass soundproofing were combined with a muted, minimalist colour and material palette throughout the building.

Gold details were also added throughout as a nod to its ornamental spire.

"Every detail of the design effortlessly contributes to Aman New York's aura of rarefied calm," said Aman Resorts.

Read the full article at dezeen.com