Room Is a Room Is a Room Is a Room
Find the spirit of the Lost Generation in the Renwick Hotel’s Gertrude Stein Suite.
In her time, Gertrude Stein was a high-profile writer and patron of the arts, known for writ- ing enigmatic lines like “Rose is a rose is a
rose is a rose,” and for coining the term the Lost
Generation to describe people who came of age
during World War I. But today she’s probably most
famous for the Paris salon she hosted in the years
after the war, attracting Modernist luminaries like
Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Henri Matisse.
The Renwick Hotel in New York City has sought
to recapture her spirit with the 10th-floor Gertrude
Stein Suite — the latest in a series of rooms cel-
ebrating writers who spent time at the Midtown
Manhattan property, including Fitzgerald, John
Steinbeck, and Thomas Mann. Stein’s suite features
a variety of nods to her life and work, including a
shelf of her novels, vintage French milk bottles, a
recreation of Picasso’s portrait of Stein, and an infi-
nite loop of “Rose is a rose” rendered on one wall.
“Our objective with the Gertrude Stein Suite
was to stay true to the hotel’s design sensibility
and rich history, while paying homage to Stein,
whose literary talent and passion for the arts continues to inspire and influence today,” said Kim
Edwards, senior designer for Stonehill & Taylor,
who coordinated the design. “The suite’s artwork
and strategic accessories speak to the life of Stein
in Paris, as well as her works and the salon nights
she hosted for progressive artists.” .
‘Rose is a rose is
a rose is a rose’
— in the shape of