Hotel New York, The Art of Marvel opens at Disneyland ParisPublished: June 21, 2021 / Last Updated: June 27, 2021 / By: Arvid Bux
The long anticipated opening of Hotel New York, The Art of Marvel is finally here. This four-star hotel celebrates the culture and vibrant energy of New York City, styled as an iconic art gallery. With more than 350 pieces of artwork on display, spanning both comics and movies, it is one of the largest collections of Marvel artwork in the world. The collection was created by more than 110 artists from all around the world and includes about 50 pieces created exclusively for the hotel.
Natacha Rafalski, Présidente of Disneyland Paris celebrated the highly anticipated opening alongside one of the world’s most beloved MARVEL Super Heroes: Spider-Man. “With Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, we are taking one step further into the redesign of our hotel offering and the transformation of our Guest experience, by immersing our Guests more than ever before into our beloved Disney stories and most popular franchises. It is also a powerful symbol of the reignition of the tourism industry in which our resort will continue to play a key part”.
With 471 Superior Rooms, 65 Empire State Club rooms, and 25 Suites dedicated to Spider-Man, the Avengers, or other MARVEL Super Heroes –the hotel offers a Manhattan-style, four-star service, and accommodations right down to its food and beverages. Unique restaurant and bar concepts celebrate MARVEL art with menu offerings inspired by many New York specialties and a full range of Marvel-themed meals and drinks.
From the lobby to rooms to restaurants to a Selfie Spot with Spider-Man, there is something for each and every Guest looking for premium comfort and services, from dedicated Marvel fans to those discovering their inner superhero for the first time.
Exclusive Marvel Artwork
The talented European artists responsible for some of the exclusive artwork include:
French MARVEL artist Olivier Coipel, famous for his work on The Avengers, Thor and Spider-Man, created a powerful representation of Thor: God of Thunder in a comic-book style, using an overlap of vibrant red and blue colors highlighting the duality between the Super Hero’s mythological and human sides and using forced perspective to bring out the action.
French MARVEL artist Stéphanie Hans, featured in MARVEL Comics including Asgardians of the Galaxy, Black Bolt, and many more, created an impressive realistic portrait of a determined and strong Captain Marvel, depicted in full flight and surrounded by her photonic power.
UK comic book artist Tula Lotay, whose work on MARVEL Comics include stories of powerful Characters like Black Widow, Gamora and Scarlet Witch, created a vibrant and strong comic-book style portrait of Black Widow whose black costume contrasts with the almost expressionistic brightly colored background.
Italian designers and twin brothers Van Orton have created incredible pop art and almost neon-like portraits of Hulk, Captain America, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel using bright and vibrant colors.
UK artist Liam Brazier, known for his geometric reinterpretations of iconic characters, created several pieces for the hotel including heroic contemporary portraits of Captain America, Thor and Hulk using saturated and bright colors as well as lines highlighting the dynamism of the Super Heroes’ poses.
Spanish artist Carlos Gomez created huge backlit black and white comic panels that greet Guests as they enter the lobby, depicting the exciting and dynamic story of the Avengers uniting in New York City in an inclusive way, to be understandable by everyone even with no dialogue.
Disney Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel also includes a space dedicated to temporary art exhibitions, The Jack Kirby Legacy Gallery, that showcases artworks for limited periods. This area also offers a permanent exhibition dedicated to Jack Kirby himself – the “The King of Comics” – with 21 comic book covers drawn by this legend. It is to him that we owe the creation of the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, the adventures of Thor and the Avengers. Guests eager to learn more about the stories behind the artwork displayed in the hotel lobby and Jack Kirby Legacy Gallery are invited to call upon our Art Guardians, a selection of specially trained Cast Members with additional knowledge.
The hotel boutique has been thought of as a museum shop where guests can purchase beautiful reproductions of some of the MARVEL artwork displayed in the hotel. This boutique, directly inspired by Tony Stark’s iconic Wall Of Armor, displays collector figurines, art books, exclusive editions of MARVEL Comic Books, and many items directly related to the architecture and design of the hotel, including statuette reproductions of Iron Man armors on display in the lobby.
Exclusive and Unique Locations
At Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, Guests can dive straight into the action at exclusive and unique locations.
Super Hero Station
Guests can strike a pose for a selfie with Spider-Man at the Super Hero Station, a dedicated space to experience this Selfie Spot. At Marvel Photo Station, Guests can also take action-packed photos by entering one of the many exclusive photo locations that immerse them in MARVEL movies such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Ant-Man, The Avengers, Thor, Spider-Man, and Doctor Strange.
Marvel Design Studio
Marvel Design Studio, a creative space for families with kids, is the place for every hero to unleash their inner creative genius and learn how to be a MARVEL comic book artist with tutorials to draw many inspiring Super Heroes. In this bright interior space influenced by the MARVEL Animators Bull Pen – where the artists draw, ink and color the comic books – Guests can find fun and appealing MARVEL artworks and little ones can enjoy many MARVEL digital activities on dedicated tablets, read some of their favorite comic books and create their own adventures with MARVEL toys on display.
Hero Training Zone
The hotel completely reimagines sports and leisure experiences for the whole family, building on both the New York and MARVEL storylines. While featuring classic sports installations such as the indoor and outdoor Metro Pool (with kiddie pool) and a fitness center, it also features the unique Hero Training Zone. This outdoor 420m2 multisport field inspired by the look and feel of New York and MARVEL Super Heroes provides dedicated areas for kid and adult activities such as basketball, fitness, and yoga.
Marvel Themed Dining Locations
Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel has a rich food and beverage offer inspired by many New York specialties and a full range of Marvel-themed meals and drinks, including ones specially created for kids.
Manhattan Restaurant is a contemporary casual restaurant serving modernized traditional Italian dishes made with ingredients sourced in Italy. Its design is the perfect example of fusion between the MARVEL Universe and New York style codes with its majestic crystal chandelier evoking the Manhattan skyline and Thor’s realm of Asgard.
Downtown Restaurant is a culinary journey through cosmopolitan New York, with a buffet featuring a mix of specialties and dishes prepared live in front of the Guests by the Chefs, referencing Chinatown, Little Italy, and American classics. It is a contemporary diner inspired by the art deco era that defined New York City, celebrating the art and tradition of the comic books with 90 unique pieces of art on display.
Skyline Bar offers sleek martini cocktails, including signature martinis and refined beverages, with American bites and treats. It is uptown with a slightly formal atmosphere that draws inspiration from Tony Stark interiors and Avengers Headquarters. Guests feel transported to the top of a luxury high-rise bar in midtown Manhattan via a set of “panoramic windows” showing a breathtaking view of New York’s famous skyline with a few MARVEL twists.
Bleecker Street Lounge
Bleecker Street Lounge will look like an elegant lounge evoking a downtown Manhattan loft with bricks and concrete walls. It will be a subtle nod to Doctor Strange and the Sanctum Sanctorum on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village. Casual and hip, it will serve drinks for adults and kids inspired by Doctor Strange, as well as American bites and treats, microbrews, organic wine and even hot chocolate.