Architect Post takes on redesign of AKA Tribeca

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US: Architect and designer Jennifer Post is creating new interiors for AKA Tribeca in Manhattan, her first hotel project.

Post has been commissioned to reimagine the property's first-floor bar and lobby area, an expansive space that she aims to make more like an upscale living room. Construction is underway and due to finish by mid-May.

"My responsibility is to transform the lounge area and bar area. I wanted it to be sexy, warm, and inviting so people could work for hours or just have a cup of tea. That was the idea of doing all these seating areas and nooks in the space," says Post. "There's no branding; it's supposed to feel like a living room lounge area."

The first floor will be filled with "dark, moody tones: black porcelain floors, gold-finished metal accents, and curvaceous sofas that create segmented areas for added privacy".

"AKA Tribeca will bring a level of design and service that will be appreciated by the neighbourhood," said AKA president Larry Korman. "Jennifer Post's sophisticated redesign of the entrance of AKA Tribeca will further beautify the block."

The bar area, which will be anchored by a grey marble bar, will feature photographs from old Hollywood in a nod to the nearby Tribeca Film Festival. The hotel is also expected to be a future venue for events during the festival.

Post has cited Korman's style as an inspiration. She told Architectural Digest: "I have a really good sense of understated class - the right woods with the right stone, with the right leathers, with the right cashmeres. Korman is like Giorgio Armani - his suits are impeccable. He only dresses in blacks and greys. The most important thing was that this project reflects Larry."

Larry Korman will be speaking at next month's Serviced Apartment Summit Americasin New York City. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

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