Project Type: Hotel –F&B
Completion Year: 2019
THE MANHATTAN TRADING CO.
Welcome to Manhattan, a multi-faceted, mind-blowing experience of drinking, eating and entertainment. Think 1920’s prohibition, Manhattan, Jay Gatsby, an era of wild abandon, decadence, swanky parties, speakeasies and cop raids. Having been transported by a dedicated express lift, guests enter into a vault of beveled mirror screens under a metal canopy where they are greeted by a beautiful hostess before making their grand entry.
A large circular Tiffany blue glass grand stair encircles the triple height glass tower, which houses the DJ booth, and leads the guests up to a mezzanine floor to the main restaurant. Its dramatic in both style and volume. The lower section is encased in an impressive selection of liquor, whilst inside the tower raised above the bottles the DJ works her decks. It’s all show, and simply oozes 1920’s glamour.Broadway RoomFrom jazz nights, Burlesque shows, fashions catwalks, to private parties. The Broadway Room is where the constant is the unexpected. It oozes glitz and glamour.
Lined with gold gilded mouldings set against rich dark blue timber panels, gives this lounge a regal status. Oversized Mirrors and classical chairs with a modern twist give the space just a touch of the neoclassic, while intricately moulded and detailed columns look as though they could have come straight out of a 1920’s Paris Ballroom.
The Platform is a continuation of the main WoW bar space, tucked around the corner and under the mezzanine. A true Manhattan bar at 7m long, embellished with brass pipes, black metal trusses and a vaulted brick ceiling extending to the back wall of the bar, evokes a sense of back alley. Step deep inside and the back wall looks like a bell boys’ trolley bursting over with vintage leather cases. One push of the trolley’s rich brass handle and a secret world of hand cut cigars and rare whiskies unfolds.
Secretly introducing Atelier, a whisky and cigar bar hidden into the back of the Platform, cunningly disguised behind the wall of suitcases. An edgy raw interior with brick walls, neon lights, metal mesh cages, and old can lights set into the end of pipes run down the walls as make shift sconces