The stunning ”silent transformation” of The Evelyn Hotel, New Yok

Formerly known as The Gershwin, Triumph Hotels’ luxury hotel in NoMad, New York, has quietly undergone a $30m renovation and is celebrating by changing its name to The Evelyn. A first phase of the renovation has been completed, on all 160 guestrooms.

After years of thoughtful planning, we are proud to move forward with the transformation of The Gershwin to The Evelyn,” said John David Agosto, General Manager. “We are dramatically enhancing our hotel, starting with the guest rooms, and restoring it from the inside out to pay homage to the grandeur of the building’s storied past.”

The first phase features new guestrooms, designed by Silvia Zofio with references to Art Nouveau style from the early 1900′s. Design nods to the building’s extensive music and art heritage are implemented throughout the rooms, corridors and bathrooms with subtle details offered alongside modern amenities.

In each room a gramophone graces the top of a side table, amplifying music from a guest’s smartphone. In the bathrooms, sheet music creates a subtle border of music notes and lyrics embedded in the tiles. The chandeliers mimic the shape of a trombone, and the walls showcase a series of moldings that create different rhythms and compositions. In addition to musical elements, guests will enjoy ultra plush beds outfitted in luxurious Frette linens, complimentary Wi-Fi, C.O. Bigelow bath products and HD flat screen TVs.

The second phase of the project will begin in 2015 and will focus on the full restoration of the hotel’s dramatic public spaces and adding new food and beverage concepts.