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Distrikt Hotel debuts in Manhattan, pays homage to New York's neighborhood
The Distrikt Hotel in Manhattan opened its doors Monday, Feb. 1, featuring a unique design concept that pays homage to the various neighborhoods of New York. The "distrikts" - from the Financial District to Harlem - are highlighted on various floors throughout the hotel. OTTE Architecture, the New York-based firm that designed the hotel, worked with artist Chris Rubino to create back-lit collages of New York's iconic neighborhood scenes on each floor. The collages feature the scenes and styles of Chelsea, The Village, Midtown West, Midtown East, Central Park, Soho, the Lower East Side, Tribeca, Harlem and the Financial District. The 11-foot green "living wall" in the lobby represents Central Park and a subway themed elevator bank pays tribute to Manhattan's famous ride.
The hotel is located at 342 West 40th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. In addition to the 155 guestrooms that include free WiFi, iHome docking stations and great views of the city, the hotel is home to Collage restaurant, which offers New York foodie favorites and local beers.