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The Carlton Hotel has collaborated  together with the Rockwell Group and artist James Fox to create beautiful vignette sketches of iconic New York City neighborhood scenes throughout the historic hotel. Using the latest technology, the pencil sketches were digitally transformed into full size artwork and have been fused together behind glass to create a wall of art at each elevator foyer.

With these new decorative glass installments, the charm of the surrounding Madison Park neighborhood of The Carlton Hotel has now been brought inside for guests to enjoy throughout their stay. “The Carlton Hotel is in an interesting neighborhood of Manhattan; we canvassed the areas and found city scenes that show what is happening in the area. We liked the concept that it would be represented as a “sketch” which goes with the historic feeling of the property” notes Gregory Stanford, principal of Rockwell Group.

The Rockwell Group acquired Fox to design the creative concepts for the vignette sketches as he is known for his broad range of experience in design, architecture and the arts. Fox has worked as a consultant to the architectural and design community for the past twenty years. He possesses an advanced understanding of three dimensions, his ability to visualize space and express architectural and spatial ideas that have resulted in producing beautiful out-of-the-box designs. Fox was inspired to produce the Carlton’s sketches from the eclectic neighborhood surrounding the hotel in hopes to inspire guests to explore the area and its history.

In 2008, The Carlton Hotel completed a $60-million transformation by world-renowned architect David Rockwell infusing the hotel with an ultra-modern spirit while preserving the design-forward elements of the hotel’s historical aesthetic. The hotel continues to add subtle details and bring design elements throughout the space. Originally designed by Harry Allen Jacobs, and completed in 1904 as The Seville Hotel, The Carlton serves as a historic reminder of New York’s elegant past. 


Christina Stejskal/Melissa Sgaglione/Leslie Silver

Dan Klores Communications

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