In the lobby of the new Conrad New York Midtown is a swimsuit-clad woman reclining on an inflatable swan. Is it real? No, it’s an extremely life-like sculpture called Leda and the Swan by hyperrealist artist Carole A. Feuerman.
As an homage to the Museum of Modern Art down the street, the 54-story hotel is filled with original works from Matisse, Warhol and other greats.
Stonehill Taylor was behind the renovation of the former The London hotel; now, the property offers only suites—562 of them with 13 premium options resembling classic pieds-à-terre.
The grandest is the sprawling 3,000-square-foot Penthouse on 54, designed with sculptural lounge chairs by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, graphic Loloey rugs and a bold custom sofa in fire-engine red.