NEW YORK — Hotel Shocard, the new boutique hotel in New York City’s Times Square, has unveiled two new event space options, the Sho-Stopper Suite and the Ensemble Suite, it was announced Aug. 15.
The Shocard Suites feature a residential-like layout comprised of function space with open-air terraces for an indoor-outdoor experience.
The Sho-Stopper Suite is the larger of the two and can accommodate events of up to 50 people. The Ensemble Suite is more intimate and can host up to 20 people. Hotel Shocard offers the option to customize the property’s marquee at the hotel’s entrance. Groups can choose to have a custom message for their event, greeting their guests as they arrive.
For catering needs, the hotel’s restaurant, Gleason’s Tavern, has introduced a new menu that offers American fare with sharable bites and spreads. Menu highlights include hors d’oeuvres such as house cured salmon brochettes, truffled mushroom risotto balls, and crispy shrimp dumplings. Planners also have the option work with an outside caterer.
The hotel’s design was conceptualized by New York-based firm Mapos and derives inspiration from the grit and the glamour of New York City in the 1960s and the 1970s. The design of the inside spaces feature patina brass hardware details melded throughout in the lighting, mirrors and fixtures as well as a dot matrix pattern inspired by old-Broadway marquee lighting and the pixilation of old print photographs. Since both event spaces can also be booked as guest accommodations, they feature custom-designed Murphy beds that fold-up to reveal additional seating areas for events.