By Christina Najjar | February 21, 2019 | Food & Drink
Intersect by Lexus, a unique cultural space where ideas and people converge, recently opened its third global location in New York City. Following successful launches in Tokyo and Dubai, Intersect by Lexus will live in the heart of the vibrant Meatpacking District and continue the brand’s commitment to supporting innovation on a local, national and global level. The space is totally awe inspiring, and brings a special type of wonderment and intrigue to the neighborhood!
The stunning space nestled in the heart of the Meatpacking District is truly one of a kind. From start to finish, the experience is flawlessly designed. It feels like a restaurant from the future, with every detail thought out and carefully constructed to enhance visitors’ experiences.
Crafted by world renowned interior designer Masamichi Katayama of Wonderwall, who also led design in Tokyo and Dubai, the 16,500-square-foot, three-story Manhattan space is the largest of the three properties, with unique elements and experiences that evolve with each distinct floor. The street level is anchored by the Café area, the Crafted by Lexus retail area and a Public Gallery space, which features everything from product concepts to custom exhibitions and installations. The inaugural full-service Restaurant and Cocktail Bar and Lounge is located on the second floor. The Café, Restaurant, and Cocktail Bar and Lounge are all managed by Union Square Hospitality Group. Finally, the third-floor Private Gallery rounds out the space and will transform for a multitude of culturally relevant programming concepts such as full immersion events, art installations, film screenings, panels, performances, and other inviting experiences.
Intersect will call upon visionaries to collaborate on experiential programming that engages with the building, community, and five core pillars: hospitality, food, design, entertainment, and technology. Each program will intersect facets of culture on multiple levels and deliver creative, exceptional moments to the city and beyond.
“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 in New York. “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.”
At its heart, Intersect is a manifestation of Omotenashi, a brand core value characterized by an unwavering commitment to exceptional hospitality. The spirit of Omotenashi is one of absolute consideration to ensure that Intersect and its staff are completely in tune with and can anticipate guests’ needs before they even arise. This steadfast dedication to creating a truly exceptional experience is what drives every facet of Intersect, from conceptualization to actualization of every element within the New York City location.
A destination within a destination, the restaurant at Intersect will offer fine dining to provide patrons with world-class cuisine in a refined yet informal atmosphere. A rotating Global Chefs-in-Residence program will allow the restaurant to introduce a new dining concept from a different chef every four to six months, each of whom will be selected in collaboration with Danny Meyer’s acclaimed Union Square Hospitality Group.
Intersect by Lexus is located at 412 W. 14th St., New York. For more information on the space please visit, Intersect-NYC.com
Photography Courtesy of INTERSECT BY LEXUS NYC