Sicily in SoHo


Sicily meets SoHo in Sessanta, a new Italian restaurant in New York’s SIXTY SoHo hotel.  The goal, says restauranteur John McDonald of Mercer Street Hospitality, was to “build a mid-century Italian space that feels as if it has been there for a long time, and is neither country rustic or slick Milan.”

SIXTY Hotels founder and owner, Jason Pomerac turned to Martin Brudnizki Design Studio to articulate the space. To complement the coastal Italian menu, Brudnizki used natural materials including linens, marble, mohair and timber. According to the designer, the goal was to create “a  scheme that captures the playful and witty mood of mid-century Italy,” combining coffee house and restaurant in a warm, organic space.

MBDS  mimicked the vibe in the rooftop bar A60, complete with wire chairs and bright turquoise lounge seating. The bar’s panoramic views of the New York skyline are only available to hotel guests, members and private parties.

According to owner Jason Pomerac, the vision was to make the a60-rooftop-bar-sixty-sohohotel and the restaurant “part of the fabric of the neighborhood that would resonate with a youth-minded sophisticated client base that transcends age and economic status.”  Read more about the Pomerac brothers in the November 2016 ‘New Icons’ issue of Hospitality Design.