Firmdale Hotels, the renowned British boutique hotel group has opened the luxurious Whitby Hotel, its second New York residence. The property is comprised of 86 uniquely designed bedrooms stretched over 16 floors, and is located in Midtown Manhatten only two blocks from Central Park.
Kit Kemp, Co-Owner and Design Director for Firmdale Hotels has published two interior design books, alongside having created her own unique product collections. With this suitable expertise behind her, Kemp used her creative prowess to design the interiors of each suite to reflect a fresh, modern and noticeably English style. Each decadent, granite and marble-clad bathroom is fitted with an innovative 22-inch Genesis Aquavision television. The Genesis model features a Freeview tuner, two HDMI inputs, a Scart Component and a built-in amplifier, while innovative practical elements such as the heated screen ensures it is suited to its steamy setting and will not suffer from misting.
Aquavision first supplied bathroom televisions to the company’s Charlotte Street Hotel in London and have continued to provide televisions and upgrades to all of Firmdale Hotels’ properties.
The ethos behind all of Kit Kemp’s and Firmdale Hotels’ designs is the notion of life and liveliness; “hotels should be living things not stuffy institutions,” commented Tim and Kit Kemp, joint owners of Firmdale Hotels.Aquavision | aquavision.tv