NEW YORK—Denihan Hospitality Group has completed a refresh of its New York City-based Affinia Hotels & Suites collection, which includes three properties: Shelburne Hotel & Suites by Affinia in Murray Hill, Gardens Suites Hotel by Affinia on the Upper East Side, and Fifty Hotel & Suites by Affinia in Midtown. The $35 million in improvements included renovations to rooms and public areas as well as new partnerships and an art program that showcases the work of local artists and echoes Denihan’s history in the arts in the NYC market.
All of the properties in the Affinia portfolio had a previous life as residential buildings and were transformed by Denihan into hotels with residential-style offerings that allow guests to “live like a local.” The spacious layouts and outdoor spaces make the Affinia collection ideal for families and guests traveling with pets. In a time when micro-hotels are trending at 250 square feet and below, Affinia offers the opposite. Fifty Hotel & Suites offers 363- to 750-square-foot rooms, Shelburne Hotel & Suites’ rooms range from 300 to 825 square feet, and the all-suite Garden Suites Hotel offers 500 square feet and up.
The art program and design aim to promote local New York City artists. Denihan partnered with Sugarlift to realize exhibitions with local artists across the collection. Collaborations include painter Tony “Rubin” Sjöman and Brooklyn-based photographer Humza Deas.
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