The Westin New York at Times Square Case Study
"I was very impressed with the Liberty chair... [it] was the only chair I specified."
- Ron Kollar, Design Director, Tishman Hotel & Realty
In the Hub of Hip, The Westin "Keeps it Fresh"
The Westin New York at Times Square prides itself on providing respite for weary business travelers overnighting in the epicenter of Manhattan’s bright lights. The luxury 5-star hotel assures guests that even in the busiest part of town, “peace of mind is priority … and rejuvenation is inevitable.”
But serving as an oasis in the heart of the trendiest city in America requires a distinct flare—a unique cross between luxurious comfort and refined style. As such, every room at The Westin seeks to literally cradle its guests in class, soothing their senses and exciting their souls.
To stay ahead of the competition, The Westin renovates its guest rooms every five years. During its latest renovation in 2009, the hotel worked with hospitality design consultancy Tishman Hotel & Realty. Tishman Design Director Ron Kollar wanted to find ways to “keep the rooms fresh,” while still providing The Westin’s trademark hybrid of style and comfort.
Since business travel is a large segment of the hotel’s business, each guest room is outfitted with a workstation, complete with ergonomic task chair. But for a hotel like The Westin New York at Times Square, not just any task chair would do.