Stephanie Ellis-Carmody spearheads Warwick New York Hotel redesign

The Warwick New York Hotel unveiled its five new specialty suites said to be designed to celebrate the spirit of the Old Hollywood era, paired with new innovations. Originally built as a romantic hideaway for screen siren Marion Davies and publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst, the Warwick New York Hotel set out to capture the lovers’ era with the new Randolph Suite and Marion Suite, along with the Jane Suite, Follies Suite and Modern Art Suite.

At 977 square feet, the Randolph Suite is the largest of the collection and draws inspiration from shades of newsprint with a palette of deep navy offset by touches of black and grey. Gold accents call back to William Randolph Heart’s tastes by infusing a regal air into the suite. The suite features a selection of oversized furniture and a boardroom. The space also has oversized headboards with metal studs or portraits of Marion Davies hanging above the dining table.

The Follies Suite was designed to recreate the spectacle that was the Ziegfeld Follies. The suite has a palette of deep purple and gold.

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The Marion Suite’s design boasts bold contrasts of black and white that elicit a glamorous Art Deco feel.

The Jane Suite captures the energy of Hollywood starlet Jane Russell. A gilded frame displays a 1950s swimsuit in the main foyer, giving guests a taste of the pinup-style glamour inside. The suite’s walls have portraits of Russell and Marilyn Monroe, along with a series of figurative paintings that recall the curves of both women. The four-poster bed serves as the bedroom’s focal point and is covered in white linens.

The Modern Art Suite looks to the future of New York’s art and culture, drawing inspiration from the Museum of Modern Art. The suite is filled with curated selections from the industry’s figures that forged the path for today’s modern artists. The suite has a home-gallery feel with a variety of different frames displaying works from Warhol, Miro, Pollock and Jasper Johns. The artworks provide a color palette for the space with soft shades of cream and nude contrasted by streaks of orange and black.

Spearheaded by Interior Design International’s Stephanie Ellis-Carmody, the renovations began in April 2013 and involved a full redesign of each of the five guestrooms. While certain aspects of the suites were redesigned to meet modern standards of luxury, many of the original fixtures were simply given minor cosmetic upgrades in order to retain their historical essence.

The Warwick New York Hotel has 426 guestrooms, including 67 suites. The hotel also has two dining destinations – Randolph’s Bar & Lounge and Murals on 54 – as well as 8,000 square feet of meeting and banquet spaces. Warwick New York Hotel is located at 54th Street and 6th Avenue, near Central Park, couture shopping on Fifth and Madison Avenues, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, The Ziegfeld Theater and Times Square.

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