Monday, February 15, 2010
At New York's Ritzy Standard, Nakedness Comes Standard!
Hospitality design doesn’t always allow for creativity. You have a lobby, a restaurant/bar, and of course, lots of rooms, enclosed behind walls that often create narrow, claustrophobic corridors. But Manhattan’s Standard Hotel now defies traditional hotel mores by replaces walls with transparent glass. Privacy is “optional” since anything that goes on in any given room can be viewed from the outside. The clear “water white,” floor-to-ceiling glass walls are making quite a splash amongst hotel designers and gossip columnists all around the globe. Here’s how.