Nat Berkus Renovates Hope Lodge NYC for Cancer Patients

June 14th, 2011 by tanya Leave a reply »

Oprah and Nate Berkus

Nate Berkus is an American interior designer. He runs the Chicago interior design firm Nate Berkus Associates and has been a regular guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as his own show, The Nate Berkus Show.

Nat offered to help renovate the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in New York City, a place where cancer patients and their caretakers can stay at no costs when they’re being treated far away from home. Currently there are 32 Hope Lodge facilities throughout the United States, and in 2010, the program helped nearly 50,000 patients save over $23 million in lodging costs. At Hope Lodge New York City, The main floor is a peaceful communal space where guests can relax, read a book, or spend time with other guests and visitors. The main floor offers many thoughtful amenities including:

Large lounge with a fireplace and piano
A family visitation room
Meditation space
Demonstration kitchen
Computer resource center (with internet access and printer)
Library
Outdoor terrace

Hope Lodge offers 60 private guest rooms in a home-like environment. Each guest floor includes a community kitchen and dining area, a quiet lounge and laundry facilities. Each guest room includes:

A private bath (with shower seat)
One king or two twin beds
Ample closet space
Individual heating and cooling units
Personal refrigerator (for medication)
Cable television
Local telephone (with multilingual voicemail and wake-up call options)
Wireless internet access
The environmentally friendly, “green” building provides a safe and welcoming atmosphere for our guests.

Below are new pictures of Hope Lodge NYC. To find out more about Hope Lodge click here: www.cancer.org. To see more pictures of the renovation click here: The Nat Berkus Show

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