The Rainbow Room was born with good bones, but that was 80 years ago. So when Tishman Speyer, the company that owns and manages Rockefeller Center, decided to reopen it after five years, the goal was to restore the glitter to one of New York’s most romantic settings.
The centerpiece of the 65th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza received landmark status two years ago, so it will look familiar to those who waltzed on the rotating dance floor as stunning views of the city swept by, or who feasted on shrimp and lobster from the Sunday brunch buffet.
But when it opens Sunday, there will be a new sparkle from strands of crystals hanging at the enlarged windows, a fresh glow from the vintage chandelier suspended from a gilded ceiling that can bloom with colored lights, and a wall of mirrors as a backdrop for the bandstand. Click to read more.