When Squid Inc, the company behind Hotel Gotham in Manchester, was approached to help design a New York City inspired hotel, designer Oliver Redfern jumped at the chance to be involved. Methven’s Kaha shower valve and Krome shower fittings in black were the perfect addition to the ensuites, and fitted in with the overall look of the hotel.
Hotel Brooklyn will feature 191 rooms, a Brooklyn Heights rooftop bar, which offers impressive views of the city, and a fabulous Runyon’s restaurant, which was inspired by the short stories and plays of the famous Broadway writer, Damon Runyon. The hotel will also include a dedicated events space that can accommodate over 200 people.
The unique en-suite offers a room with a view, with a full length partly obscured window letting light from the bedroom through to the pod whilst providing a unique connection for the guests. Terrazzo style tiles are used on the walls within the shower enclosure and flooring, adding a sense of warmth and luxury against the timeless plain white wall tiles and black taps and shower.
Hotel Brooklyn will be an edgy urban destination hotel and it was important for the taps and showers to reflect this. The Methven Black Krome collection was an excellent fit to the monotone palette of the unique angular en-suite pods. A striking contemporary design was crucial when designing the en-suites, however it was also important that the shower performed well and delivered an invigorating experience, whilst being water efficient due to high-usage.
The Black Krome collection which integrates functionality with form, features advanced Airstream™ shower spray technology, mixing air with water to create a softer, lighter and voluminous shower experience. These were teamed with the Kaha shower valve with thermostatic control to maintain a safe and consistent water temperature. To complement the Black Krome collection and give the perfect finishing touch, the Methven Breeze wall-mounted basin mixer was specified. The mixer which has a solid single lever for flow and temperature control, helped to maximise the surrounding space.