New York’s Impressive Hotel Art Collection
An exceptional array of contemporary masterpieces at the Gramercy Park Hotel.
Located in the heart of New York City, Gramercy Park Hotel has been home to creative minds and distinguished guests for nearly a century. The hotel is a modern take on a traditional grand New York hotel, with its custom-designed, handcrafted furnishings and rotating collection of 20th century artwork. Every room features unique luxury amenities, imported Italian linens and exquisite hand selected artwork.
The hotel’s 21st century facelift from Oscar-nominated director and artist Julian Schnabel focused on a distinct Renaissance-revival concept incorporating the vivid colours of the era with bold hues on the walls, upholstery and carpets. The furniture was specially imported from markets around the world. The result is an ambiance that is regal, relaxed and ultimately, transporting. One of the truly historic hotels in New York, Gramercy Park Hotel opened its doors in 1925. Since then, it has hosted some of the world’s most influential stars, from Humphrey Bogart, Babe Ruth and John F. Kennedy to musicians like the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Madonna and U2, giving it the legendary rock-and-roll edge it maintains today.
The Gramercy Park neighbourhood is a quiet, tree-lined area alive with history. Guests are minutes from Union Square, SoHo shopping and the trendy boutiques and New York restaurants of the East Village. For a retreat from the bustle of the city, guests receive exclusive access to Manhattan’s only private park, Gramercy Park, which offers a moment of privacy in the heart of NYC.
Gramercy Park Hotel offers a rare opportunity to experience museum-quality art in an intimate environment. In its lobby, guest rooms, event spaces and bars, guests will find masterpieces by artists from Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat to Damien Hirst, Keith Haring, Richard Prince, Enoc Perez and Tom Wesselman. With the exception of Hirst, the collection is weighted toward contemporary American masters whose hallmarks include bold palettes, oversized imagery, the mixing of high and low culture and unconventional materials. The world-class work on display is constantly changing, ensuring that guests never experience the same hotel twice.