Andaz Wall Street, which is the third hotel in the global Andaz collection, occupies 13 floors of a free-standing building on Wall Street, below 26 more floors of luxury condominiums and amenities, also designed by Rockwell Group. Converted from the old JP Morgan office building, all the floors have remarkable 360-degree views and high ceilings. A rich palette of natural materials, such as cerused oak, end grain bamboo and beautifully-veined stone were used to create a warm, luminous ambiance. The hotel lobby is a gathering place infused with unexpected elements such as a small kitchen and a communal reading/working table. A free-standing staircase with a continuous ribbon of pearlescent steel and stone treads evokes a sculpted branch connecting the hotel lobby with the spa, bar, second floor restaurant and lower level banquet spaces. Like the adjacent residential lobby, the walls of the elevator lobby are wrapped in red resin panels, giving it a cocoon-like feeling. In keeping with the casual and relaxed experience of the hotel lobby, Rockwell Group wanted to break down the accustomed relationship between patron and server in the hotel’s bar, Bar 75. Instead of one main bar, Bar 75 features a series of 9 smaller bars between which bartenders will rotate. Winding up the staircase to the restaurant Wall and Water, guests will be introduced to a fresh, natural menu with a luminous and sparkling entrance with grey river marble floors, a display area of locally grown ingredients with white marble counter tops and silver shimmering fabrics. In contrast to the bright entry, Wall and Water’s lounge and main dining room are covered with dark, rich hues to create a sophisticated, sleek atmosphere. Wood is used throughout the space, including live edge wood tables, many cut from the same tree to create a sense of fluidity when the tables are placed next to each other. Throughout are curtains with woven abstract floral patterns that reflect the design in the background of dollar bills and stock certificates, in reference to the Wall Street location of the hotel. This design is also painted on the walls, carved into columns, and patterned into the glass of the private dining room doors. All of the guest rooms are a celebration of light and reflectivity, featuring 10’ 3” tall ceilings and 9’ high windows with built in window seats. The rooms have a simple aesthetic of contemporary luxury, boasting dark stained oak floors, David Rockwell for Maya Romanoff white Stitched wallcoverings, and furniture that transforms based on guests’ preferences. In the Grand King Suites, there are a built-in soaking tub in a four fixture bathroom with a window into the bed chamber, and a customized personal valet. This rotating closet can open either into the bathroom or the bed chamber, and innovatively incorporates elements of a mini-bar, closet, full-height mirror, and other storage elements.