Located in Manhattan's Theater District, CIVILIAN is a 27-story, 203 room hotel where artists and audiences converge. Rockwell Group envisioned a new home and ad hoc clubhouse to serve the needs of New York’s creative corps of performers, designers, directors, producers, and writers. It’s also a place where outsiders in the know can rub shoulders with those who inspire them, and immerse themselves in Broadway and all of its micro-worlds. Our design pays homage to the look and feel of Broadway’s iconic houses and hangouts, and features the Olio Collection, a first-of-its-kind curated art program with works by theatrical creatives.
Guests enter the hotel through what feels like a discreet side stage door side door into a runway-like vestibule with an abstract interpretation of marquee lighting in the ceiling.
A modern interpretation of a classic Theater District gathering place, Rosevale Kitchen—the ground floor restaurant—has a curved, ribbed ceiling with mirror panels punctuated by red leather banquettes.
On the second floor, the hotel’s main bar and lounge evokes a theater’s back of house.
"Every design move is a detail to take you behind the scenes and backstage."
Located on the roof, Starchild offers an elevated lounge experience with uninterrupted views of the city skyline and Hudson River.