Designed by David Rockwell, CIVILIAN is a 27-story hotel located AT 305 West 48th Street where artists and audiences converge. In a city with overlapping creative communities, CIVILIAN New York opens November 21, 2021 in the heart of the Theater District. It’s 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. The hotel is a natural extension of Rockwell’s decades of work designing sets for Broadway and theaters.
CIVILIAN quotes from the look and feel of old theaters, with marquee-inspired lighting, dramatic curtains, transformative set and stage-like elements, dressing room- the inspired guestrooms, and the raw industrial materials of backstage life. CIVILIAN features the Olio Collection, the first-of-its kind curated art program with permanent and rotating works by emerging and established theater creatives and contemporary Broadway photographers. Sketches, models, still photos, and custom furnishings celebrate the theatrical art form throughout the public spaces and guestrooms.
CIVILIAN will donate a portion of its fees to American Theatre Wing (ATW) to help in its mission of support for so many of the creatives affected by COVID.