A site where baseball legend Joe DiMaggio and pop icon Marilyn Monroe once famously eloped, The Lexington Hotel’s Stayton Room recalls all things secret and glamorous of New York’s bygone eras. With nods to the distinguished socialite and anti-prohibitionist, Captain William H. Stayton, the space is reminiscent of a Jazz Age hideaway, inviting guests to see and not be seen amongst its lush folds, cozy nooks, and striking central bar. Inspired by original scalloped crown molding throughout the historic hotel, unmistakable Art Deco forms manifest in a dazzling light fixture that arches across the rosewood tambour-backed bar. Underneath a Rosso Fiorentino granite bar top, a teal dimensional tile bar die accents vegan leather stools. Facing various seating arrangements, a drink rail invites guests to perch and observe the buzz and hum of the lounge and street beyond, making a catwalk of the secluded environment and its exterior. Seen from 48th street through rose-lit pink window boxes and fuchsia awnings, the bar is a hidden gem in its rough-hewn surroundings. From the hotel lobby, the entry to the Stayton Room frames hanging orange lamps under ruby pink lighting for a jewel-like effect. Molten sconces in copper dot the walls and columns, while geometric brass and orb pendants hang above a crushed velvet pink banquette. The leather and crushed velvet banquette is surrounded by black chairs and granite and ebonized wood veneer tables. A copper ceiling and gold leaf metallic wall coverings on mirrored columns spread rich romantic lighting through the private atmosphere.