New Paltz lies 80 miles north of New York City. The upstate hamlet is home to students of the State University of New York New Paltz as well as a potpourri of an art and outdoor enthusiast community. Visitors describe the town as a fun place with interesting shops. Locals pride themselves in their progressive pursuits yet remain strict about the development and commercialization of the area. The announced construction of a new hotel within city limits came as a surprise to many. The approval of the Hampton Inn came after several rounds of designs to make the chain location match the unique look of New Paltz. + Read More
Kingston Hospitality is the developer of the Hilton property at 4 S. Putt Corners Road in New Paltz. The New Paltz Hampton Inn will be the first major hotel for the town. DesignPoint was selected to ensure that the décor of the lodging and the 87 rooms would uphold the local flavors. The 55,000 SF cottage style building strays from the main Hilton designs, but meshes well with the streetscape.
DesignPoint has Hilton experience working on several interior design projects in the past. They are fluent in Hilton brand standards and the “perfect mix lobby” and “forever young initiative”. The lobby transformation focuses on utilizing passive lobby space to encourage activity. The forever young strategy is to appeal to the Hampton audience of Gen X and Millenials. Due to the experience with Hilton Hotels, DesignPoint’s submission of drawings and materials to Hilton corporate offices for approval was routine. This made the process easy for the hotel developer Jay Modhwadiya, who remarked that he was “very happy with DesignPoint” and “there were no problems or issues with the interior design process.” With many development projects it is expected that issues will arise during the process, but in working with DesignPoint on the hotel’s interior architecture this was not the case.
The hotel’s General Manager Emily Martin says “I feel great about the hotel, every single piece of the interior is beautiful. DesignPoint’s attention to detail was exceptional. Martin anticipates the hotel to be opened in August 2016.
Currently, DesignPoint is also working on another Hampton Inn and Suites property in Bethlehem, PA that is slated to be renovated in 2016.
If you are a developer for a Hilton brands hotel including Hampton Inn or other hotel property and would like to learn more about DesignPoint’s experience in hospitality interior design, then call 610-807-9670.
Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, DesignPoint works on both regional and national levels. DesignPoint, Inc. is a full service Interior Design & Procurement Firm with a focus on corporate, hospitality, senior living, medical offices and high-end residential interiors. When considering new interior construction or renovations, DesignPoint will provide a comprehensive package of interior architectural space planning, construction documents, and furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) procurement services for a successful project. For more information about the firm and the type of projects they manage, visit them online at www.designpoint-interiors.com