Stonehill Taylor designs The Stayton Room in The Lexington Hotel

In midtown Manhattan, The Lexington Hotel, Autograph Collection opened The Stayton Room, a new bar concept that pays homage to the property’s Jazz Age history with interior design conceptualized by New York-based design firm Stonehill Taylor. The space draws inspiration from the glitz and glamour of New York’s bygone eras, modernized for the 21st century.

The name of The Stayton Room–which has a menu by chef Richard Sandoval – is a nod to notable anti-prohibitionist William Stayton, who played a key role in bringing about the repeal of the 18th Amendment in 1933.

Located on East 48th Street and situated adjacent to the hotel’s lobby, The Stayton Room has Art Deco design elements, and extensively use dark wood, plush sofas and intimate lighting. Inspired by the original scalloped crown molding seen throughout the hotel, the centerpiece of The Stayton Room is its bar, displaying a light fixture that arches across the rosewood tambour-backdrop. The Rosa Fiorentino granite counter wraps around the space. There is also a drink rail.


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Lighting is from Tom Dixon, and there are also velvet booths and chairs in jewel tones. Molten copper sconces dot the walls and columns, while geometric brass and orb pendants hang above The Stayton Room’s lobby entrance.

Visitors can enter through The Lexington Hotel’s lobby or The Stayton Room’s private entrance at 140 East 48th Street.

Photo credit: The Lexington Hotel, Autograph Collection

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