by Lisa A. Grimaldi | December 02, 2016

The 173-room Renwick Hotel in Midtown Manhattan has joined Hilton's Curio Collection, the first Curio hotel in New York City. The property, which debuted last year, was originally built in 1928 as a long-stay residence for artists, intellectuals and writers. Notables who lived there include F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Mann and John Steinbeck.

Among the hotel's offerings are a business center, a fitness center and a restaurant, called Bedford & Co. The hotel has no meeting rooms but can accommodate private dining for small groups.   

"As one of the world's most vibrant and dynamic cities, New York affords travelers singular moments unlike any other cultural destination in the world," said Mark Nogal, global head, Curio-a Collection by Hilton. "Thus, The Renwick is an ideal hotel for Curio's first foray into Manhattan. Its artful, luxurious design epitomizes our commitment to offering travelers distinctive hand-picked properties, each with its own character and story to tell."

The Curio brand launched in 2014 and features hand-picked upscale hotels that provide authentic experiences.