Sumary of Chic hotel opening in New York City celebrates Broadway:
- The Civilian — a 203-room hotel with bars, lounges and a bistro — is packed with hundreds of pieces of Broadway art, including sketches, set models, costume pieces, photographs and artifacts that show theater past and present.
- 48th Street, between 8th and 9th avenues — is from Sixty Collective hotelier Jason Pomeranc, who says the goal is to immerse visitors in a theatrical experience.
- Wallcoverings throughout the guestroom floors and elevators are taken from abstracted details from costume designs by Isabel and Ruben Toledo (“After Midnight”) and William Ivey Long (“Beetlejuice” and “Hairspray”).
- Upstairs, the guest rooms — a two-person Cozy or a 4-person Spacious — have one of two color schemes — deep blue or wine-maroon — hand-painted details, four-poster beds, upholstered benches and framed costume and set sketches.
- On the beds are pillows with abstracted patterns by costume designers Jeff Mahshie and David Zinn.
- “Even though the rooms are more petite than what we’ve done in the past, I don’t believe that the guest should have to sacrifice anything on a visual or textual experience, whether it’s the rich velvets from the fabrics or the tile in the bathroom or the quality of sheets and linens and pillows,” says Pomeranc.