Carver Road Hospitality Sets October 28 Public Opening for Starchild Rooftop Bar & Lounge at New York City’s Civilian Hotel
Sean Christie, the pioneering hospitality executive and CEO of Carver Road Hospitality, is set to debut his company’s first New York City concept Starchild Rooftop Bar & Lounge on the 27th floor of CIVILIAN Hotel (305 W. 48th Street). ONE Management models christen the new Hell’s Kitchen haunt with a private Halloween party on Oct. 27. Opening to the public on Oct. 28, DJ Rich Medina will keep the party moving. On Oct. 29, eight-time Grammy winner Anderson .Paak brings his alter ego DJ Pee .Wee — who has entertained audiences at Paris Fashion Week, Met Gala, and beyond — to spin in the intimate 100-person rooftop space. Monday’s Halloween night “27 Club” bash on the 27th floor pays macabre homage to famous rockers who perished at the age of 27.
Starchild was designed by the renowned architecture and design firm Rockwell Group and its award-winning founder David Rockwell. Operational year-round, it boasts two outdoor patios and a retractable rooftop that can quickly transform to become a fully open-air space with panoramic views of the New York skyline and Hudson River. Open seven nights a week, Starchild will be the neighborhood’s newest destination for Happy Hour, corporate events and late-night revelry in a safe and secure environment. Thursdays through Saturdays, esteemed DJs, special guest artists and original programming will elevate the energy as guests commune, dance, and party under the stars.
“There is an insatiable appetite for rooftops in Manhattan,” says Christie. “Starchild is the convergence of the spirit and culture of the burgeoning neighborhood, and our success and passion for creating intimate and exhilarating experiences.”
Starchild joins a portfolio of Carver Road Hospitality concepts that include Las Vegas’ Carversteak and Salt Lake City’s Flanker Kitchen + Sports Club. Christie, who shepherded numerous successful nightlife and restaurant concepts at premier Las Vegas Strip resorts prior to forming Carver Road Hospitality, will next open Rosevale Kitchen + Cocktail Room, a first-floor quintessential New York restaurant and second-floor cocktail parlor, at CIVILIAN Hotel in mid-November.
“The partnership with CIVILIAN was born from Jason Pomeranc and I seeing the need for more aspirational food and beverage concepts in the neighborhood. David Rockwell’s involvement was also a big draw,” says Christie. “With Starchild and Rosevale Kitchen + Cocktail Room, we can program and curate experiences from cocktail hour through dinner and then late night.”
Created by world-renowned mixologist Francesco Lafranconi, Carver Road Hospitality’s vice president of beverage & hospitality culture, Starchild’s beverage program features specialty cocktails, an exceptional selection of espresso martinis, large format cocktails and bottle service. Rooftop light bites include caviar and chips, a three charc board, pizza, and more.
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