A look inside Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel.

Originally opened in 1992 as part of the Euro Disneyland resort Hotel New York was designed by postmodern architect Michael Graves who was awarded the Driehaus Prize in 2011.

Featuring early 20th century Art Deco it was designed to echo the essence and feel of New York City with the exterior of the hotel itself is a stylised skyscraper filled skyline.

Having undergone a huge multi million Euro makeover the 4-star hotel has been renamed “Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel” which is the very point of the makeover – exhibiting comic artistry and influence and thus turning the hotel into a musuem of modern comic book art.

As Walt Disney Imagineering conceptor-stage director Tom Müller explains, “over 110 artists have been called in” for a never-before-seen “exhibition” that will evolve since the idea – according to Müller – is to “continue the installation of artworks within the hotel even after the opening“. The idea being to “call out to visitors through art“.

A concept to the extreme since between the hotel and the convention center, a genuine art gallery stands: the Jack Kirby Legacy Gallery that – as its name suggests – pays tribute to one of the greatest creators of Marvel comic superheroes, alongside Joe Simon and Stan Lee such as Captain America, The Fantastic Four, Ant-Man, Hulk and the Avengers.

Within this gallery, temporary exhibitions will be displayed related to the Marvel universe. Movie releases, land and ride concept-art from Disney theme parks around the world, and as many topics as the gallery and the hotel are willing tackle.

Within the rotunda, a special tribute is paid to Jack Kirby with the exhibition of a permanent collection including 21 comics covers drawn by the legendary artist.

A new area taking guests “to the heart of the action and the epic adventures of their favorite superheroes, from Doctor Strange’s mystic arts to Spider-Man’s vertiginous exploits”.

No less than 476 standard rooms, 65 executive rooms and 8 standard suites await superhero fans. A rehabilitation made possible by the exclusive collaboration between Disneyland Paris, Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios.

Hotel Lobby

Now courtesy of Sortir à Paris we can finally take a glimpse inside the newly refurbished Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel.

As for restaurants, there will be two of them, the Downtown Restaurant offering an all-you-can-eat buffet and gathering the greatest number of artworks in the hotel, and the Manhattan Restaurant with a mouthwatering menu and seated service.

Downtown Restaurant
Manhattan Restaurant

Note that in the latter, a massive 110kg chandelier which consists of 225 pieces of blow glass from Bohemia, designed in a studio in Prague, catches people’s eyes as soon as they enter the restaurant.

A genuine work of art that required two years of work, from the design to the set up including creation and echoing – because of its framework – to Asgard, Thor’s natal world.

Bleecker Street Lounge

There are two bars the Bleecker Street Lounge a very New-York-inspired style and inspired by Doctor Strange’s universe, and the Skyline Bar, a typically New-York bar that looks a bit like Tony Stark’s apartment.

The two bars will be providing a range of cocktails with and without alcohol, and they are quite playful: the Skyline Bar is offering an alcohol-free green coloured drink inspired the Hulk, while the Bleecker Street Lounge pays tribute to the Supreme Sorcerer with a levitating cocktail…!

Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus health crisis no details have been unveiled for the possibility of non-hotel guests to be able to visit the hotels restaurants or have a drink at the bars. For now only residents of Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel can enjoy the hotels facilities.

Skyline Bar

In terms of decoration, limited editions will be displayed in different rooms and suites while the public areas will get works exhibited from: comics, movies, posters, sculptures, Iron Man armor, storyboards, props and costumes will be displayed within the hotel for a total immersion experience.

Marvel Design Studio

As for families, children-friendly places have been created such as the Marvel Design Studio offering your kids to learn how to draww their favourite Marvel superheroes, the Hero Training Academy an outdoor sports area with basketball, yoga and, fitness classes.

The Super Hero Station will be offering hotel guests the opportunity to Meet ‘n Greet with Spider-Man and last but not least, the Marvel Photos Stations enable hotel guests to be photographed within a scene straight from the Marvel universe.

Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel opens on 21 June 2021, and to celebrate an exclusive launch offer is available for bookings made by 29 July 2021 for a stays up to 30 March 2022.

Guests who book prior to this date will receive an exclusive and limited edition Marvel artwork by artist Matt Ferguson and a complimentary alcohol-free cocktail from one of the hotels bars.

Further information about the hotel and how to book a stay visit the hotels website.

Author: Salon Mickey Blog

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