When asked to redesign the interiors of one of Manhattan’s most iconic boutique hotels, the design team reimagined the space through the lens of a contemporary theater aesthetic. Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, the major challenge of renovating the 600 room hotel was to provide the space with an entirely new stylistic identity, while simultaneously retaining certain elements of its French Renaissance design.
At the core of the transformation is the redesign of the hotel lobby. The design of the lobby builds on the drama and glamour of the hotel’s original vision and further enhances it with modern touches and saturated, muted tones to imbue the rooms with a cozy, sexy ambiance that will delight visitors and New Yorkers alike. Upon entering its two story atrium lobby, the space’s exciting color palette and eclectic seating choices radiate the essence of an ultra-sexy lounge. The focal point of the lobby is the fireplace, masterfully rendered to reflect the light and energy of the room.
The upstairs mezzanine makes a spectacle of the design by providing ample seating along the perimeter to enjoy an elevated view of the social scene below. Adjacent to the main lobby, the hotel’s bar and grill seamlessly collide three-course dining with lounge-style drink service by way of the space’s overall warmly lit environment. A relaxed, intimate mood is set for both experiences. The Bar & Grill continues the space’s romance with Broadway, with warm, dramatic lighting, accents of theater-inspired fabric, raised banquette seating and Candida Hofer-style vintage photography.