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."
Permanent and rotating exhibits, organized by guest curators, feature original artwork, scenic design models, vintage posters, and other theater related ephemera.
Located on the roof, Starchild offers an elevated lounge experience with uninterrupted views of the city skyline and Hudson River.