TRYP by Wyndham has opened its latest hotel, in downtown Newark, New Jersey. The art deco-inspired interiors of the 101-key urban lifestyle hotel were designed by Blanche Garcia, star of Travel Channel’s “Hotel Impossible.”
The hotel occupies a historic building erected in the 1920s, and much of the property’s original elements, such as its mosaic tile floor, have been preserved and augmented with modern features. Guests can find displays of local historic artifacts, scenes from the city and murals of Newark natives–including Frankie Valli, Queen Latifah, and Shaquille O’Neal–featured on each floor’s elevator banks and in subtle designs within the guest rooms. Other playful touches include royal chairs with 3D crowns and an optical illusion mural in the lobby men’s room that comes to life when photographed.
The hotel’s design also incorporates nods to the city’s commuter culture, with transit-style cartoon wallpaper; a laser-cut grid of Newark; and a deco-style copper leaf art piece highlighting different modes of transport, created by local painter Tim Murphy and framed by HGTV’s Shaun Killman. Murphy and Killman created much of the art throughout the hotel, including a hand-painted custom ceiling mural (by Murphy) and a human-scale lightbulb (done by Killman) sculpted in honor of Thomas Edison’s local roots.
“The city of Newark is in the midst of a spirited renewal with an influx of new business, a dynamic culinary scene and a clear passion for art and culture,” said Kate Ashton, senior vice president, TRYP by Wyndham. “It’s exactly the urban atmosphere where TRYP by Wyndham guests thrive: an up-and-coming destination uncovered by locals, with its own culture, history and unique vibe–making it the perfect next stop for the growing TRYP brand.”
TRYP by Wyndham Newark Downtown is the sixth U.S. location for the brand, which recently opened properties in Miami’s Bay Harbor, St. Augustine, Florida, and College Station, Texas. The flag’s pipeline includes nearly 20 hotels in locations such as Long Island City, New York; El Paso, Texas; Macon, Georgia; and Pittsburgh, in addition to multiple destinations in Florida, including Coral Gables, Orlando, Kissimmee, Fort Lauderdale and an additional Miami location.