The Renwick opens in New York, redesign headed by Stonehill & Taylor

Interstate Hotels & Resorts opened The Renwick in New York, in partnership with hotel Asset Value Enhancement (hotelAVE) and Meadow Partners. Located near Grand Central Station and Midtown Manhattan, the 173-room hotel has 33 suites in a brick building first built in 1928.

The location initially served as a residence for the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Mann and John Steinbeck. Heading the redesign was New York-based Stonehill & Taylor, which paid homage to the hotel’s 1920s past with references to the past residents and the hotel’s namesake, architect James Renwick Jr.

The property’s loft-style guestrooms and suites have art studio-inspired furnishings and décor, such as easel-like television stands, desks that resemble an artist's workbench, and carpeting designed to mimic paint-splattered concrete. All suites have a collection of curated literary works, quotes, and other items reminiscent of the former residents.

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The Artist's Suite has a blank canvas and artist’s easel with paintbrushes. The Writer's Suite has a functioning typewriter, along with an inkwell and pen. The James Renwick suite is a residential-style accommodation with living space, a bedroom, dining area, wet bar, powder room and an outdoor terrace.

Over 19 local artists provided the Renwick with artworks, including Brooklyn-born artist Gregory Siff.

This November, the hotel’s F&B offering, Bedford & Co., will open as restaurateur John DeLucie’s first solo venue.

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