Gertrude Stein Gets Her Own Suite At The Renwick Hotel
Because gender equality.
If you're a lit-savvy fan of the American Lost Generation, then you need to check out The Renwick Hotel. Located at 118 East 40th Street in New York City, the hotel once served as residences and studios to authors like John Steinbeck and F. Scott Fitzgerald. In an homage to its past, the hotel transformed 33 suites to invoke their famous former patrons. While the hotel mostly reflects the male-dominated field of that era, Gertrude Stein, the woman behind some of the most iconic pieces of American literature, is finally getting a room of her own.
Designed by Kim Edwards of Stonehill & Taylor, the suite takes creative collaboration and Stein's history into account. We love the string art nudes made by a local artist that echoes Steinem's open sexuality and the slightly off-kilter table that references the style of her Picasso portrait.
Rather than display a bar cart, Stein's suite is ready for some "sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet tea."
We love the rose-shaped wall art that provides just as many layers as Stein's novels. If you're a fan of the literary figure, a stylish NYC sojourn in her suite should definitely be on your itinerary.