Meyer Davis Compete for the Restaurant within a Hotel Award (Global)

design et al are pleased to announce shortlist success for Meyer Davis in the Restaurant within a Hotel (Global)  category within the International Hotel & Property Awards 2015.

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Meyer Davis has created a quintessentially modern New York establishment that will sate the tastes of a sophisticated clientele. The Wayfarer design is a celebration of “old meets new”.  Combining elements of grandeur and modern design, the main dining room upholds an aesthetic of warm modern opulence and pays homage to social clubs of time periods past.  The main dining room is a glass-wrapped, light-filled room composed of a series of interconnected lounge areas full of rich leathers, dark woods and custom designed mid-century inspired chairs and modern lighting.

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Standout design features of The Wayfarer include a sumptuous custom made 1970’s inspired serpentine banquette, a vintage theater marquee ceiling and stylized graffiti. The mezzanine features a 20 foot pewter and glazed brick bar and intimate social area as well as three private dining rooms.

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An expertly stocked grand pewter bar is lined with textured bar stools that intimate bar-height dining banquettes. The bar boasts a display of fresh seafood and brass detailed shelving above. Central POS stations are well stocked with found curiosities. Each restroom is fitted with subway tiles, curved mirrors, and brass hardware.

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Hanging from the stairwell is a larger than life graphic fabric curtain with a collage of contemporary art floating in front. This tongue in cheek salon-style collection is mimicked in the main dining room and upstairs lounge, where the artwork goes from bold and colorful, to clubby black and white shots. Upstairs, expert detailing can be found in custom tufted dining chairs with velvet patterned backs. Seating wraps around the walls and bar – a playful metal screen separates guests from a view over the edge of the stairwell where a focal design of a vintage theater marquee. Neon signage floats in the windows, and retro spiked chandeliers hang from a cork ceiling in the private dining room. Illuminated wine cases line the hallway leading from front to back of the second floor.