Discover the nexus of form and function at The Renwick Hotel. Its design, executed by New York-based firm Stonehill & Taylor, is a nod to midtown’s rich legacy in the arts and the building’s former life as an artist’s loft. Artists and intellectuals including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Mann, and John Steinbeck resided in the 1928 building, whose name honors James Renwick, architect for the St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue. Literary-themed furnishings and functional art adorn The Renwick, including easel-inspired television stands, art books, carpeting that mimics paint-splattered concrete, and flat file bed stands. Located near Grand Central Station at 118 East 40th Street, the Renwick offers 173 luxury rooms, a business center, a fitness center, and a restaurant—Bedford & Co.