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The Lexington Hotel’s Art Deco Splendor

Truth be told, I love when hotels get on the art bandwagon. The beautiful Lexington Hotel in Midtown East has just been given a Jazz Age makeover by dash design, restoring the historic hotel to its Art Deco splendor. Aside from the rich deco glitz and glamor, the hotel has also commissioned 30 artist to create site-specific pieces including a two floor mural by Ruben Toledo (which is awesome), curated by Paige Powell. As more and more shitty Holiday Inns pop up around this city, it excites me to see some of its old splendor restored, while meshing it with modern art- the best of both worlds.

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The Lexington has a storied past- like it used to be the home of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio before their marriage went soft. Elements of the hotel’s history inspire the art and decor in each room, stepping outside of the generic hotel room box.

What: The Lexington Hotel

Where: 511 Lexington Avenue

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All photos: Frank Oudeman

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2 Responses to “The Lexington Hotel’s Art Deco Splendor”
  1. Jake says:

    “…as more and more shitty Holiday Inns pop up around this city” – I laughed out loud reading this because it’s so true. I was actually just at the Lex hotel for an event, and I love it. I wish more hotels would follow suit.

  2. gwen says:

    to the brian curtis famely some man named otis livingston was talking bad about brian curtis calling him gay and looser. when i spoke with otis livingston he had racial views against brian curtis, otis livingston meyby dangerous man!!!!!!!

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