Sep 18, 2013
By Jane Brown
Frequent travelers to New York City will be pleased to hear this news. New York City’s Rainbow Room will reopen to the public in the fall of 2014. Music greats Tommy Dorsey, Guy Lombardo, Louis Armstrong and Tony Bennett performed at the iconic nightclub among many others. Located at Rockefeller Center, the Rainbow Room closed in 2009 amid a landlord-tenant dispute.
The Rainbow Room opened as a supper club in 1934 after the repeal of Prohibition. The city granted it landmark status in October 2012, saying its art deco-style decor “came to epitomize New York City.”
The restaurant development company Blau + Associates will oversee the reopening process. Gabellini Sheppard Architects will design the Rainbow Room’s public spaces. An executive chef will be announced in the coming months.