Hot off the presses, the Hilton Garden Inn LIC was completed just this past April. Located one subway stop from Manhattan in order to produce fewer carbon emissions
from guests, this LEED Silver property calls one of the fastest-growing
neighborhoods in the Queens borough home.
AJC Design focused on combining local construction materials and
high-efficiency technologies, such as recycled heating and cooling
created with an enthalpy wheel (which exchanges heat and humidity from
one air-stream into another and helps provide fresher air to all spaces).
A tight building envelope prevents energy leakage, and helps the
building use and waste less energy with the added benefit of uber-
quiet guestrooms. The hotel also features a green room that reduces
heat absorption, and has sedum plants to absorb rain volume and
reduce city storm flow, protecting the city river from pollutants (not
to mention absorbing carbon dioxide and providing a distinct visual
enhancement to the building).
While a commitment to sustainability is evident in every detail,
painstaking work was spent on ensuring the space was beautiful
and welcoming as well. “I love the wooden ceiling at the reception area,
and the artwork from Peter Glassford. Both add texture, warmth,
and color to the space,” said Alicia Cannon, principal with AJC
Design. The team brought in furniture with bright pops of yellow and
orange and developed custom pieces like built-in casegoods to add
luxury and space to small guestrooms.
Sounds like the Hilton Garden Inn offers a quiet respite that
maintains the look—but not the chatter—of similar up-and-coming
New York City neighborhoods.
By AJC Design | Long Island City, N.Y.
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While a commitment to sustainability is
evident in every detail, painstaking work
was spent on ensuring the space was
beautiful and welcoming as well.