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Luxury Boutique Hotel Scheduled to Open in Heart of Greenwich Village

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

New York, NY- Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

The Jade Hotel is scheduled to open in Greenwich Village, one of New York’s famed neighborhoods. The new luxury boutique hotel has meticulous period architecture and Art-Deco interiors that will immediately catch your eye, conjuring the old Greenwich Village of speakeasies and literary salons in the heart of the Village.

A collaborative effort between architects, designers and developers resulted in the architectural gem. New York architect Gene Kaufman created the 113-room hotel and design architect Richard Cameron of Atelier & Co designed and consulted on certain elements of the hotel’s façade. Developer Will Obeid took classes at Manhattan’s Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and pursued the best designers and craftsman to bring The Jade to life.

“Everything about The Jade is a love letter to Greenwich Village,” said Will Obeid, President & CEO of Gemini Real Estate Advisors, who lives around the block from the hotel. “We want The Jade to embody the magic of the Village for guests in a building that expresses our own passion for one of the world’s storied neighborhoods.”

Those walking by the luxury hotel will immediately notice the elegant Georgian-style architecture of the lower façade. Restoration glass, a large semi-circular “lunette” window and a huge copper clad bay window add to the property’s architectural beauty and create a welcoming feel. Once inside the sunken lobby, guests will notice the fireplace, Art-Deco inspired wall-coverings and a rotating display of original works by emerging artists. The library cove off the lobby offers guests some time to relax with plush seating and classic New York-themed books, including some early editions by Greenwich Village residents.

“The Jade is infused with the same pride of craftsmanship that gave old New York its character,” Obeid said. “We were driven to create a hotel that provides an experience that is quintessential Greenwich Village. This is a place where guests and neighbors gather to share stories, adventures and encounters.”

Interior design consultants Andres Escobar & Associates designed The Jade’s Art Deco guestrooms, taking inspiration from the legendary 1920s French Deco furniture artisan Emilie-Jacques Ruhlmann. Shades of crimson, blue and gold fill each guestroom with bedframes and desks made of Makassar ebony. The Jade incorporates hints of the past with a functioning vintage rotary telephone on every bedside table. The bathrooms have black-and-white “subway” tiles and European-style dual-flush toilets. Most rooms over breathtaking views of New York with higher floors offering select rooms with a terrace. For those looking for some privacy in the city, second-floor guestrooms feature individual garden terraces separated by landscaped trellis.

The Jade Hotel is also equipped with many modern amenities such as fiber-optic Wi-Fi, a fitness room and central air. Guests can also dine at The Jade’s day-to-night restaurant, Grapevine. Manhattan restaurateur Frederick Lesort and Youri Raffi Djorkaeff will operate the speakeasy-inspired bistro with a Mediterranean-influenced menu complete with signature custom cocktails and healthful juice options.

The Jade is scheduled to open in Fall 2012 with rates starting at $400 a night.

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