Dream Hotel’s Restaurant Still a Dream, But Opening in January

Those pirolettes in the back? “Contoured to produce the negative image of Sigmund Freud’s silhouettes.”Rendering: Courtesy of Amalia
Cancel your Outlook reminder about the opening of Amalia, the swank restaurant and lounge that Greg Brier of Jet East was supposed to bring to the Dream Hotel a couple of weeks ago: Perhaps because Brier is also managing the opening of Lan-Beijing in China, it’ll be late January before the bi-level space (88-person dining room upstairs, 200-person downstairs lounge) will be ready for Ivy Stark’s American-Mediterranean dishes. To tide you over, we’ve got exclusive renderings of what the space will look like — one’s above; the other’s after the jump — paired with designer Steve Lewis’s shopping list (lifted more or less intact, we should note, from a press release. Quotations around “’enchanted forest’” ours).

The Oak Room adjoining the upstairs dining room.Rendering: Courtesy of Amalia.

Steve Lewis’s Shopping List

• Silk Chinoiserie wallpaper from deGournay
• Hand-blown black Murano glass chandelier
• Floors made of Herringbone French oak wood
• Decorative plaster ceilings from Hyde Park
• Banquette upholstered with a cut velvet fabric of alternating colored stripes in shades of blue and taupe, from Osborne & Little
• Series of uplit, hand-turned black walnut pirolettes from Turn Your Head … contoured to produce the negative image of Sigmund Freud’s silhouettes
• Dark-brown leather upholstery from Moore & Giles
• Epoxy-finished burnt-wood Smoke Chandeliers from Moooi

Floating staircase
• Glass mosaic tiles from the artists at Sicis
• Chrome chandelier

• Austrian crystal chandelier
• Perforated metal ceilings featuring images of an “enchanted forest” distilled into an abstract, gradated pattern of light
• Chocolate-brown leather banquettes
• Groin-vaulted ceiling with decorative light fixtures from Brand van Egmond
• Flower Power chandeliers
—Daniel Maurer

Dream Hotel’s Restaurant Still a Dream, But Opening in January