Where sophistication meets relaxation, Westgate New York Grand Central has found a way to completely reinvent art deco in the 21st-century. With a nearly $20 million renovation project of our historic Tudor City hotel, our interior design combines the modernity of art deco with the rustic feel of industrial design, with the intent to transport guests back to the 1920s and 30s for a truly unique vacation experience.
When guests enter the lobby, they will be greeted by columns designed with architectural gold, metal lace panels inspired by rose windows found in Gothic cathedrals and churches. The columns are backlit to imitate sunlight shining through the stained glass displayed in churches. Decorated with white accents, a traditional fireplace, and brass sconces illuminating rich, wooden walls, the lobby desk also decorated with metal lace panels is a bright beacon for all hotel guests needing assistance. A few steps from the lobby entrance, the lobby waiting area embodies the collaboration of art deco and industrial accents, displaying velvet-tufted furniture, exposed brick columns and walling, and an authentic ivy wall. Guests can sip on their Old Fashions or dry martinis from the Stella Artois® Tudor City Tavern located just off the lobby.
Our interior designers carefully curated the new Stella Artois® bar to embody the industrial meets 1920s France design. Open to hotel guests and the public, the black marble top bar occupies a dimly lit area, decorated with gold accented walls to mimic the warm feeling one has while enjoying their favorite cocktail. Bar patrons can lounge in the velvet green bar stool situated at the bar top or at the unique red bicycle table, which these industrial touches pronounce the overall appeal of the new modernity of the machine and the act of breaking away from the daily grind. The flooring leading guests to and from in the Luxe rooms, lobby, and Stella Artois® bar is inspired by parquet flooring, which originated in France during the 16th-century.
Our fully renovated Luxe rooms feature modern furnishings with deco flair, including new headboards inspired by Neo-gothic wood carving mastery and rosette medallions. The rooms also present fully renovated private en suites with quartz vanity and backlit LED mirror, triple pane windows, and timeless painting by Gustav Klimt, including ‘The Kiss’ and ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I,’ from Klimt’s golden art deco period of paintings.
By introducing art deco modernism to industrialism, the interior design of Westgate New York Grand Central is a crafted luxury experience unlike any other in the Big Apple and is an homage to the historic Tudor City Hotel, the first and only hotel building in Tudor City and the building where Westgate New York Grand Central now resides. Thanks to the hard work of our designers, Westgate New York Grand Central is an art in itself and gives elegance in the City a new look guests won’t find anywhere else, we nominate the hotel for the Best Interior Design Award.