THE RENWICK: WHERE ARTISTS (REAL AND WANNABE) CAN FEAST AND RETREAT
The Renwick is housed in a former extended-stay hotel from the 1920s on 40th Street where artists and writers like F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, and Thomas Mann once resided. Hence, its 173 residentially-styled rooms have all been designed to feel like an artist’s workspace, with nearly every piece of furniture or amenity meant to spark creativity in the guest.
Here’s a description of The Renwick rooms:
Custom furnishings include easel-inspired 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. Three-dimensional coat hangers double as enlarged ink blots protruding from the walls, and hand-sculpted ceramic pencil holders sit upon each guest room desk. Roman shades with a local artist’s interpretation of the famous New York City skyline painted in a sketch, silhouette style and a multipurpose stool/table, painted by a Brooklyn-based artist, are also featured. The bathroom ceiling showcases a bold, custom graphic representing drawing’s most basic element: the line.
Are you inspired yet to finally get started on your great literary or painted masterpiece? We are.
Beyond the rooms, The Renwick will have a restaurant from chef Jon Delucie of Waverly Inn fame–the West Village restaurant that was a fave of many celebrities and VIPs, who happily feasted on his $55 truffle mac and cheese dish–who has recently been going through some stuff with his ex-business partner in the Crown Hospitality Group . (You can read a bit about his restaurant group’s woes here.) However, Delucie is starting anew at The Renwick as the Bedford & Co. restaurant, expected to open in December, will be his first solo project.
Rates right now at The Renwick start at around $300 a night for a queen gallery room with a private balcony.
[Photos: The Renwick]