The Renwick Hotel New York City, Curio Collection by Hilton
In a city that constantly looks forward to the next new thing, The Renwick recalls the past as much as it telegraphs the future. Occupying a 1928 Midtown building designed by architect James Renwick, Jr., the man behind St. Patrick’s Cathedral, each of the 173 loft-style guest rooms honors its history as an artists’ lodging and workspace with nods to the luminaries who once called The Renwick home. There’s a typewriter and a display of cocktail stirrers on the wall in the Fitzgerald room and references to The Magic Mountain in the Mann room. But the property also heralds work by up-and-coming artists of the next generation, including a depiction of the Manhattan skyline by Ben Cowan, onetime assistant to Jeff Koons, and graffiti-like murals by Gregory Siff in the lobby. For those less artistically inspired, there’s also an on-site yoga studio and fitness center as well as the Argentinean-inspired restaurant Bedford & Co.