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The Top 25 Hotel Brands in the World

July 18th, 2019

“True pioneers in wellness,” as one reader described it, Six Senses delivers innovative treatments, best-in-class amenities, and dining experiences that are as indulgent as they are health-conscious. All of these aspects work in concert to help guests of all ages develop more mindful habits. Also impressive is what another reader touts as the brand’s “incredible commitment to sustainability.” There’s even a designated vice president who oversees initiatives devoted to that purpose, including replacing plastic water bottles with recyclable glass ones at all of the brand’s 17 properties. But perhaps what makes Six Senses’ diverse portfolio so consistently popular among T+L readers is what one fan described as “true emotional hospitality” — the kind of gracious, intuitive service that leaves each guest feeling special and seen.

The Wall Street Journal

New Zealand Billionaire Inks Deal for $34 Million New York Penthouse

June 5th, 2019

Billionaire Graeme Hart has inked a contract to buy a $34 million penthouse in New York’s West Chelsea neighborhood, according to people familiar with the deal.The unit is 5,783 square feet, consuming half a floor, with five bedrooms and another 322 square feet of outdoor space.

New York Post

These are the High Line’s hottest new buildings

April 10th, 2019

Scandinavian superstar Bjarke Ingels’ latest New York project, the XI, just topped out at 76 11th Ave. Its twin twisting towers offer 236 units and views over the High Line and Hudson River. “With its punched windows and gridded structural façade, the XI echoes the pragmatic rationality of the neighborhood’s historic warehouses, while its sculptural geometry gives it a kinship to the local arts community,” Ingels says. No two units are alike in the 36-story project (opening in 2020), but the standout is definitely the 5,663-square-foot, five-bedroom, five-bathroom penthouse, asking $28 million. Spanning a southwest corner with a 239-square-foot covered terrace, it sits above a new Six Senses New York Hotel, which emphasizes sustainability and wellness amenities.

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Topping out for The XI by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

April 4th, 2019

HFZ Capital Group (HFZ), a leading Manhattan-based real estate development and investment company, today announce both towers that comprise The XI (“The Eleventh”), have topped out. The East Tower, known as No. X stands 300 feet tall and topped out this month, the West Tower, known as No. I stands 400 feet tall and topped out last fall. Featuring architecture designed by the world renowned Bjarke Ingels, The XI is a mixed-use residential and commercial development which offers 236 luxury condominium residences, as well as the first US destination by Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas.

Galerie Magazine

Dazzling New Buildings Are Coming to the High Line

March 21st, 2019

“A lot of people are calling this ‘architectural row,’ ” says Alicia Goldstein of HFZ Capital Group, which is nearing completion on its Bjarke Ingels–designed complex at West 18th Street and 11th Avenue. Composed of a pair of twisting towers sheathed in travertine and bronze, the XI will contain 236 residences as well as the first U.S. location for Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, which will also devote 18,000 square feet to owner-exclusive amenities. In addition, there will be a commercial art space and a number of yet-to-be-announced installations—spearheaded by HFZ’s chairman and founder, Ziel Feldman, a noted collector of artists like Ugo Rondinone and Anselm Kiefer.

New York Post

HFZ hosts topping out of twin condos with Six Senses hotel

March 13th, 2019

HFZ’s Ziel and Helene Feldman and Nir Meir hosted a topping out for The XI, their Bjarke Ingels-designed residential project at 76 11th Ave., which will have the first-ever urban Six Senses hotel.

Business Insider

A pair of luxury twisting towers just went up next to New York City’s High Line

March 11th, 2019

A pair of luxury twisting towers have finally topped out near New York City's High Line, the beloved elevated park built along abandoned train tracks on Manhattan's west side.After years of construction, the $1.9 billion development will soon welcome residents to its 236 condominiums, the majority of which will be located at the West Tower. The East Tower will contain a 137-room luxury hotel.

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Bjarke Ingels’ two twisting towers top out in Chelsea

March 8th, 2019

Bjarke Ingels’ twisting towers at 76 Eleventh Avenue in Chelsea officially topped out this week, with the 36-story West tower reaching 400 feet shortly after the 26-story East tower hit its 300-foot height. The High Line-adjacent XI, located right across the street from Thomas Heatherwick’s bubbled condos at 515 West 18th Street, will offer 236 luxury condos, the first Six Senses Hotel location in the United States, commercial space, and a new public promenade that will extend from the park. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), the XI’s slanted shape gives the illusion the two buildings are being pulled apart, allowing for all residents to have views of both the city and the Hudson River.

City Realty

Both Towers of The XI Top Out, Condos in West Chelsea Skyline Standout from $2.575M

March 8th, 2019

Starchitect Bjarke Ingels has described the High Line as an “ambition enhancer” for architects. Judging by the buildings that have gone up or are under construction, the likes of Frank Gehry, Jeanne Gang, Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster, Thomas Heatherwick, and Jean Nouvel would agree with that.However, the most distinct and recognizable addition to the West Chelsea skyline is The XI, a two-building development designed by Ingels and developed by HFZ Capital Group. The east tower, known as No. X, just topped out at 300 feet and 26 stories high. Its 87 condos with interiors by Gilles et Boissier will start on the 11th floor above a 137-room Six Senses Hotel, the first in the United States.