Presenting The New TY Bar
When architect IM Pei designed Four Seasons Hotel New York, he imagined the grand lobby as a busy public space in which to see and be seen. Twenty-two years after the Hotel first opened its doors to the world, Pei’s vision and the soaring architecture he created has inspired Gotham’s chicest gathering place, the new TY Bar, named after the hotel's owner, Mr Ty Warner.
A collaboration between the Hotel’s owner Ty Warner and renowned designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, the TY Bar recalls the Art Deco period with its modernist themes, gleaming surfaces and glamorous vibe. At its heart is the 8-seat, 19-foot Imperador marble-topped bar. Above, a glass etching of a woman dancing among clouds glows golden above the oversized red lacquer bar cabinet.The colour red was chosen for its warm and dramatic impact.
All furnishings were commissioned exclusively for the 88-seat TY Bar, including the plush red velvet banquette, which sits beneath a 19-foot bevelled mirror at the back of the space, and the tables of period-authentic Makassar ebony with brass details. Rochon himself designed the carpeting as an interpretation of Pei’s coffered 33-foot ceilings.
Above the working fireplace is a distinctly 21st-century touch: a spectacular 12-foot by 12-foot digital television, which now depicts changing views of New York’s famous skyline – and in the future will broadcast major sporting and entertainment events to the delight of TY Bar’s patrons.
On the Menu
The drink menu – inspired by the classic cocktail era of the 1930s as well as today’s bespoke creations – features local ingredients, including custom barrel-aged spirits and custom craft beer.
Hudson Baby Bourbon
You will find this single-barrel bourbon, designed exclusively for the TY Bar in partnership with Tuthilltown Distillery in Gardiner, New York, in many of our cocktails. Ask the bartender for a taste as it is exquisite on its own, with warm hints of caramel and vanilla.
Along with this local brewery in Elmsford, New York, the TY Bar team created a seasonal brew especially for the Hotel: a Kolsch-style beer finished with secret seasonal hops and a flavouring blend available on draft.