Midtown Manhattan's newest edition, the gorgeously quaint The Renwick Hotel
PHOTO: View from an Artist Suite at The Renwick courtesy of The Renwick
Centrally located steps away from Grand Central Station and Midtown Manhattan, The Renwick is housed in what was built in 1928 as a long-stay residence for sheltering artists, intellectuals and noted authors — such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Mann, and John Steinbeck. Their works and lasting influence have inspired many of the elements found within the rooms and suites.
“The Renwick is an artfully curated hospitality experience that caters to the most discerning of travelers and locals,” said David Israel, Senior Vice President of hotelAVE. “We’re excited to bring back the creative spirit of the building’s past through each detail of the property and launch a new lifestyle luxury hotel that brings to life the new soul of classic New York.”
PHOTO: Foyer of The Renwick courtesy of The Renwick
Named for James Renwick, Jr., the highly acclaimed architect best known for his design of St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue in NYC, Mr. Renwick’s passionate worldly travel experiences, and dedication to modernization, is the driving force behind the new 173 room (including 33 suites) hotel. Custom-made furnishings -- such as an artist’s studio inspired easel for the television stands, desks reminiscent of the artist’s workbench, nightstands intended to mimic flat file cabinets and a patterned carpet that simulates paint-splattered concrete -- make gorgeous statements.
PHOTO: Television at The Renwick courtesy of The Renwick
A personal favorite is the crisp, minimalist, masculine color palette providing a bold backdrop for the furniture pieces, permeating the foot of the bed through the leather-upholstered headboard and even onto the ceiling.
PHOTO: Interior of Writer's Suite at The Renwick courtesy of The Renwick
As for the 33 suites, each suites has an individual personality curated to pay homage to either F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, Thomas Mann or Ernest Hemingway. For instance, in one Artist’s Suite, a blank canvas on a wall ledge and an artist easel with paint brushes is available for when inspiration strikes while in the Writer’s Suite there is a functioning typewriter and an inkwell and pen on the desk.
PHOTO: Writer's Desk at The Renwick courtesy of The Renwick
For those who love hotel presidential suites, The Renwick’s embodies how the designers’ imagine Mr. Renwick’s urban, modern day apartment. The suite hosts an ample living room, bedroom, dining area, wet bar, powder room and a large outdoor terrace that showcases views of the Midtown skyline.
Rates start at $459/night. For more information and reservations, please visit www.therenwickhotelnewyork.com or call (212) 687-4875.
PHOTO: Exterior Facade of The Renwick courtesy of The Renwick