Hilton Garden Inn
Servicing the JFK international airport community and adjacent to the Jamaica Transit Hub - one of the busiest railroad stations in North America - this hotel was conceptualized as part of a modern transit ecosystem and will serve as a social refresh for busy travelers. The 28-story 125,000 square foot hotel with 241 guest rooms, will stand as the tallest building in the vicinity. The goal in designing this space was to set an example for future architecture in the area. The tower will float above a glass 40 foot base containing the lobby, bars, pool and public spaces. The fourth floor roof terrace will be a green roof, tying in a proposal for a park installation just around the corner and hinting at all of the incredible outdoor spaces that New York has to offer. Similarly the roof deck will overlook the city with unobstructed views and the large windows in the guest rooms will frame the Manhattan skyline. The hotel will be flanked by two other GF55 projects and the three buildings will spearhead a new urban skyline for Jamaica, Queens.