Presenting The New TY Bar
Anchoring the grand 57th Street lobby along with The Garden restaurant, TY Bar, formerly known as Ty Lounge, is now open.
The redesign of TY Bar, formerly known as Ty Lounge, was part of a planned renovation and completed earlier this summer. Mr. Ty Warner, owner of the Hotel, and renowned interior designer Pierre Yves Rochon have paid homage to architect I. M. Pei by redesigning the Hotel’s public space to convey Pei’s original vision of building a public place in the 57th Street lobby in which to see and be seen in. The new flow of the Hotel's welcoming lobby adds energy and excitement to the arrival experience.
Keeping with Pei’s modernist themes with influences from 1930s art deco, Pierre Yves Rochon has created the space around an eight-seat Imperador marble-top bar that is ensconced in front of an oversized red lacquer cabinet. The back of the cabinet uses an engraved gold-tinted glass lit from behind, showcasing an etching from an unknown artist that depicts a woman dancing in the sky surrounded by clouds and a rainbow.
The furniture commissioned for the new bar is also from the art deco period, and features tubular structures and red velvet. The tables are made of Makassar ebony (one of the most useful woods of this period) and brass details. The carpeting designed by Pierre Yves Rochon is based on the interpretation of Pei’s coffered ceilings. The use of red is very prominent throughout the space, and the colour appears in a variety of shades with gold touches. “Red was chosen for its warm and dramatic impact,” says Rochon. “The space needed a more festive and elegant feel.”
At the back of the bar along a newly fabric-lined red wall, a large mirror composed of coloured beveled mirror pieces will be hung above a cosy red velvet banquette. New to the space will be a television composed of multiple screens over the beloved fireplace featuring rotating scenes of dramatic skylines of New York City or major televised entertainment, fashion and sporting events.
Executive Chef John Johnson has designed a menu of hyper-seasonal dishes featuring local ingredients inspired by our partnerships with local craft distillers and farms. The menu highlights small and shareable plates tailored to a hip and stylish crowd.
The bar features a bespoke cocktail menu designed by a notable mixologist using fresh local ingredients, as well as craft beers and a significant list of high-end whiskies and bourbons, including custom barrel bourbon made exclusively for the bar by Hudson Bourbon. The classic cocktail of the 1920s and 30s is featured in the most stunning glassware, along with an edible garnish that makes a statement.
The new bar is open every day from 12:00 noon until 1:00 am. A specialty menu will be available from 2:30 pm until 1:00 am, and a special Sunday and Monday supper menu will be available beginning at 5:30 pm when The Garden is closed.