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In the bustling heart of Midtown New York, Arlo Hotels unveils its third Manhattan outpost, a testament to the brand's expansion and innovative approach to urban hospitality. This new venture, designed in collaboration with the renowned architecture firm Marvel and the esteemed interiors studio Meyer Davis, showcases a blend of streamlined simplicity and vibrant communal spaces. Meyer Davis, with a portfolio that boasts collaborations with 1 Hotel Miami and celebrated chefs Daniel Boulud and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, brings a pared-down elegance to the 489 guest rooms and suites of varying typologies. From the signature micro-format rooms to the luxurious accommodations with private terraces, the design features a calming palette of pale blue and white, complemented by warm walnut furnishings and sunlit window benches.

At the intersection of Hudson Yards and the Theater District, this Arlo Hotel emerges as a serene sanctuary amidst the urban chaos. The interior design emphasizes solitude and relaxation, offering guests a unique space to unwind. The communal areas, conceptualized by Meyer Davis as an oasis in Midtown, are adorned with green tiles, lush plant life, and an enchanting hanging moss installation, creating an atmosphere that seamlessly blends the indoors with the natural world outside.

The lobby and atrium lounge stand out for their artistic and functional design elements. A striking wooden wall sculpture by Mesh dominates the atrium, surrounded by seating areas furnished with Midcentury-style pieces from William Gray's new furniture line and accented with brass swing-arm lighting. These spaces serve dual purposes, transforming from productive co-working areas by day to lively social spots by evening.

Adding to the hotel's allure is the Nearly Ninth restaurant, an open-air dining experience located both at street level and on the rooftop. Offering bistro classics, Nearly Ninth enriches guests' stays with culinary delights against the backdrop of spectacular city views.

This collaboration between Plant The Future and Arlo Hotels marks a significant step forward in redefining urban retreats. By marrying minimalist design with elements of nature and flexible communal spaces, this property not only enhances the Manhattan hospitality landscape but also aligns with Plant The Future's mission to integrate green, sustainable practices into everyday spaces, promoting a more harmonious relationship between urban environments and the natural world.

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