The Paramount Hotel, a theater district landmark, unveiled a new concept following a year-long $40 million re-imagination. As one of very few hotels designed by prolific theater architect Thomas W. Lamb, the historic building has been transformed for the 21st century traveler, offering spectacular design and amenities, while paying homage to its 1928 origins.
At the heart of Paramount’s transformation is RFR’s vision for the historic hotel and its dramatic, two-story “living room” lobby. Inspired by many of Thomas W. Lamb’s large, lavishly decorated theaters, known for their over-scaled, fantastical elements and dramatic light fixtures, the design resembles a modern-day playground meant for socializing and taking in the sights.
Beyond the lobby, the 597 guestrooms and suites retain their original charm, but are reinvigorated with a minimalist, modern aesthetic, complete with LCD flatscreen TVs, iPod docking stations and unforgettable Times Square views. Additionally, there are two loft-inspired entertainment suites featuring contemporary furnishings and minimalist design elements.
The hotel’s re-imagination also marks the unveiling of a new American restaurant and bar, Paramount Bar & Grill, offering modern comfort food from Executive Chef Jason Kallert, whose resume includes New York’s iconic Tavern on the Green and Le Cirque. Signature dishes include the Burger Deluxe, Meatballs, Grilled Whole Branzino and Chicken Pot Pie, made fresh daily. Paramount Bar & Grill’s signature cocktail, a modern take on the classic Moscow Mule, features Citron Vodka with Fresh Lime and Ginger.
In addition, the hotel welcomes Corso, an Italian style coffee bar conveniently located in the lobby area near the hotel entrance, a new retail concept inspired by modern American design, Free & The Brave, and contemporary event spaces conceived with the understanding that ideas, designs, and solutions are inspired by minds working together in an inspirational environment.
The hotel will finalize its completion with the reopening of Billy Rose’s Diamond Horseshoe in fall 2013, following a 61-year hiatus, so stay tuned for even more from this iconic hotel.
235 W 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
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