Hyatt Place is one of the tallest Hyatt hotels in the country. With 46 floors and over 500 rooms, it offers sweeping views of the city to the north and south, including the Empire State Building and Freedom Tower. This hotel, located in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, can be seen from miles away as it soars above nearby buildings.
With such a prominent display on all four sides, the design required a natural stone exterior to anchor it to the surrounding context. In addition, the façade was required to have all cladding and external insulating layers within a total system depth of 4”, while having a certain depth, to account for tolerances on a very high concrete superstructure.


Limestone Panna

The surface used is GammaStone Natural Air Limestone Panna with Fine Grain finish. The choice for Hyatt Place was the 6mm-thick honed Portuguese beige limestone option, which allows you to use natural stone while meeting today's stringent energy requirements.

MAX PANELS SIZE: 126'' x 59''

Architectural Firm

Gene Kaufman Architecht PC

The firm was founded in New York City in 1986. For over thirty years, they have specialised in urban development. In particular hotels, multi-family houses, adaptive reuse, new buildings for residential, commercial and institutional use, skyscrapers, modular buildings, student residences, historical restorations, reconversions and schools. In 2011, Gene Kaufman and Gwathmey Siegel joined forces with Gene Kaufman as principal to create Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates Architects (GSKA) as a subsidiary of GKA. GSKA has an international reputation for architectural excellence confirmed by over 100 design awards, including the highest recognition in the industry: the AIA Firm Award. GKA is one of the leading companies in the hospitality sector in the last ten years, with the design of more than 90 hotels.