INTERSECT BY LEXUS has landed in the U.S. The space, designed by Masamichi Katayama of Wonderwall, opened its New York City doors on Nov. 15. It features the CRAFTED FOR LEXUS retail area, cafe and public gallery at street level; a second-floor restaurant, lounge and cocktail bar; and a third-floor private gallery space. INTERSECT BY LEXUS – NYC, which spans 16,500 square feet in Manhattan, is an example of one of the automaker’s core values: to provide extraordinary hospitality to its customers, also called “Omotenashi” in Japanese. It also serves as a space for people to connect.
“The collaborative nature of New York City makes it a natural choice for the next adaptation of INTERSECT,” said Kirk Edmondson, general manager of INTERSECT BY LEXUS – NYC. “We anticipate the cornerstones of the city will come to life within the space and become a hub where New Yorkers gather and share ideas. The unique space promotes curiosity and creativity that will inspire the next generation of innovators.”
The cafe features black and white marble and a Modbar brewing system situated under the counter; a conversation starter for guests and the barista. Comfortable seating and a library wall help anchor the inviting space. Custom exhibitions and product concepts will be featured in the public gallery.
The cocktail bar and lounge and its open-concept kitchen restaurant are accessible via a steel and glass staircase and floating bridge. Black marble comprises the 360-degree bar and lounge area, and guests will find comfort in the modern leather- and wood-accented furniture. Carbon fiber countertops make a striking impression as do herringbone-patterned floors. Seasonal flavors will be infused in the bar’s cocktail offerings and classic drinks will feature a modern twist.
The private dining room sits adjacent to the cocktail bar and lounge. Guests will be awestruck by the skyline art installation and Lindsey Adelman “Agnes” chandelier. Every few months, the restaurant will feature the delicious creations of a new chef chosen by the Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group through the Global Chefs-in-Residence program.
“In many ways this is a dream collaboration as Lexus shares our commitment to hospitality, excellence and innovation, and INTERSECT is the perfect canvas for experimentation,” says Ron Parker, Chief Operating Officer of Union Square Hospitality Group. “When presented with the opportunity to search the globe for culinary innovators, we couldn’t wait to collaborate with some of the most exciting and inventive chefs that live to create positive and uplifting experiences for all guests.”
Chef Gregory Marchand has earned the honor as the first chef for INTERSECT, sharing his renowned French cuisine with patrons.
The private gallery space on the third floor delivers an exciting opportunity to view rotating displays of art, learn from discussion panels, experience live performances and witness film screenings.
The cafe is open daily, with hours varying depending on the day. If you live in or are traveling to New York City, consider stopping by the INTERSECT BY LEXUS — NYC location at 412 West 14th St.
This article is presented by Lexus of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada.