Located on one of the most architecturally significant blocks in New York City, The Mansfield holds a place of distinction amongst the great social clubs along the prestigious Club Row.
One of the most celebrated architects of the era, James Renwick Jr. was retained to design The Mansfield Hotel in the 1890s. Completed in 1903, the historic NYC hotel was constructed in the popular Beaux-Arts style, and influenced by neoclassical Roman and Greek architecture. A popular style in the United States from 1880 to 1920, the Beaux-Arts style influence on The Mansfield’s design can be seen most evidently by the hotel’s rusticated and raised first story, creating a grand entrance for guests.
The façade of the building features integrated sculptures with magnificent architectural details including a signature lion’s head which adorns the hotel’s entrance. Other Beaux-Arts embellishments call attention to the magnificent copper window awnings which line the building’s 44th Street façade.
The building’s club-like interior features signature elements of Renwick’s original design, most notably the hotel’s iconic entryway featuring a high-ceilinged lobby with intricate plaster embellishments. Original twin cast-iron staircases feature red mahogany banisters with intricate balustrades that glide down twelve stories. The hotel’s M Bar features an original intricate glass copula offering a unique view of midtown Manhattan.
Renwick’s architectural work also includes St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the original St. Bartholomew’s Church and the Smithsonian Institution.