DiGuiseppe Architect is a small boutique design firm that successfully integrates architectural and interior design into a cohesive environment for its clients, that incorporates wellness and sustainability. The firm is characteristically unique in the design field by providing in-house procurement services, for all its clients. DiGuiseppe Architect specializes in lifestyle, boutique properties that can maximize creativity and individuality, and provides indigenous and genuine experiences for its clients. It has its base in New York City, with satellites in the Hudson Valley and Boca Raton.
Anthony J. DiGuiseppe is President and CEO of DiGuiseppe Architect. His architecture and interior design work has been published extensively in the American Spa Magazine, Hospitality Design, Curbed New York, Hotel Design, Boutique Design, Interior Design and Hotel and Motel Management. Recent projects include Sustainable Private residences, hotels, spas, multi-family and restaurants.
1. Artezen Hotel
This 89 room boutique hotel has been developed in the heart of the oldest leather and shoemaking district in old New York dating back to the late 1690’s. The design of the hotel pays a nod to this history while centering on art and zen. The hotel boasts an innovative yoga master studio, and a two-story bar/lounge with spectacular views of downtown Manhattan.
2. The Broadway Plaza Hotel
It was back in 2000, when the owners of this property decided to convert it to a 69-room hotel in the Flatiron District, amongst the t-shirt manufacturers and the wholesale flower and trinket stores. DiGuiseppe Architect was commissioned by the ownership to re-imagine the hotel taking into account the history of the property, with a new entry and ground-level façade, enlarging the lobby , connecting to a restaurant and redesigning the rooms and public spaces.
3. The Spa at The Lotte New York Palace
The Lotte New York Palace is the premier five-star full-service hotel that incorporates the Historic Villard Mansion and Courtyard entry into a 909-room tower. DiGuiseppe Architect has been commissioned to rebrand and design a new Spa and Fitness Center overlooking the historic courtyard, with magnificent views of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The ownership has charged DiGuiseppe Architect with the task of incorporating the style and sophistication of the Villard Mansion while complimenting the five-star hotel guest experience as an indigenous New York property.
4. Hide Bar and Lounge On The Rooftop
In the Artezen Hotel, DiGuiseppe Architect designed and opened in April 2019, there sits a two-story-high space at the 20th and 21st floor of the Hotel that will become a Bar/ Lounge for a sophisticated clientele. The name of the Bar/ Lounge was derived from the owners with a nod towards the leather industry that had its birth in the 1690s in the Dutch settlement know as New Amsterdam.
The 2500 sq. ft space has two-level connected by an Italian made staircase of cerused oak and glass, which afford the partons amazing views of the downtown financial district, highlighted by velvet banquettes, custom blown glass lighting fixtures, by Seth Parks, Mirrors by Allison Eden, and two onyx faced bars, distressed barn-like porcelain floors with water buffalo area rugs, custom cocktail tables and chairs. The design incorporates touches of leather, cerused wood, and a “ DiGuiseppe” blown glass chandelier, that is indicative of the main focus of the hotel combining Arte and Zen.
5. Ipanema Restaurant
The family-owned Brazilian Portuguese Ipanema restaurant in Midtown Manhattan was founded in 1979 and wanted to move to a bigger location. The project scope included the complete interior architecture of the two-story space and a new storefront according to their brand concept. The client wanted a design that reflected the fusion of the family’s cultural heritage using fine materials, sophisticated elegant finishes, dark wood and custom feature millwork pieces.
6. Exhale Spa at The Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Exhale spas took over the existing spa in the historic part at the Loews Miami Beach hotel located directly at the seashore. The entire spa was redesigned and the complete construction on 3 floors was done in impressive 10 days. This prestigious Exhale location also has a new core fusion studio. The look of the spa reflects the brand environment and aesthetics of Exhale spas which is known for natural surfaces, dark wood floors, atmospheric lighting, unique artifacts and an energetic and calming spatial experience.
7. The Carvi Hotel
This small beautiful boutique hotel property with its modern facade in Midtown Manhattan received a complete facelift. The entire lobby was redesigned to improve the spatial quality and to give a clean, sophisticated and modern look to it. DiGuiseppe Architect integrated an existing large mosaic naval scene into the design and put it into a new context. The guestrooms and elevator were completely renovated as well.
8. Gurney’s Inn
Gurney’s Inn is the only full-service resort in New York State, located directly on the Atlantic Ocean. DiGuiseppe Architect was commissioned in 2006 to the present to renovate and redesign the resort and bring it into a coherent and harmonious style. This included 109 guestrooms, corridors, outdoor spaces, dining rooms, beachfront, conference facilities and spa.
9. The Providence Biltmore Hotel
Redesign and renovation of 177 guest rooms and corridors of this historic property, listed on the National Register of Historic Hotels. The redesign of the 103 suites was divided into living and sleeping areas which incorporate a double-king bedroom arrangement. The design included all soft goods, furniture, linens and lighting.
10. The Bar D’Eau At The trump Soho
The Bar d’Eau at the Trump Soho by DiGuiseppe Architect is an indoor/outdoor pool bar on the spa deck level of the hotel. Among the pool’s amenities are private Cabanas, private seating, and a Bocce court.
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