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Luma Hotel – Ortzi



Design a kitchen for a 75 seat star-chef driven independent full service restaurant in a new 130 room boutique hotel wedged into a narrow urban site with visual excitement to draw hotel and local guests into the space.



  • At the time of our involvement the restaurant and kitchen areas were already programmed for a limited service chain hotel breakfast buffet area with only 750 SF of space and limited exhaust capacity.   The kitchen area had to be located at the rear of the property.


  • Build an open display kitchen around a featured brick oven with flames visible from the hotel entrance and street.
  • Develop the cold pantry into the front bar areas which offers grab and go breakfast in the morning and tapas and small plates at night.
  • Plan a highly visible 12 ft high wine storage and display unit into a back wall where it became part of the décor- no space taken from kitchen or BOH.
  • Plan BOH to allow prep, storage, and equipment to co-exist in the same footprint.


  • Ortzi, a highly visable and successful Basque-inspired Spanish restaurant from James Beard-award winning chef Jose Garces is meeting all financial objectives.  The restaurant achieves the goal of appearing independent of the hotel and enhances the hotel entrance and lobby.


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Luma Hotel – Ortzi

Category:  Hotels
Client:  Stanford Hotels
Location:  New York, NY
Services:  Design Services
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