The Room for Rent suite is inspired by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical RENT show set, an East Village loft, and reflects RENT's youthful energy and eclectic mix of styles and tastes. Designed by the assistant set designer for "RENT," Matthew Maraffi, the suite features artifacts and photos from the production, integrated with custom designed furnishings that reflect the spirit of "Rent."
Maraffi integrates several of the loft's signature elements and themes including a China lantern, stainless steel coffee table, beaded lampshades, leopard-print accents throughout (a nod to Mimi's boots) and a geometric print bedspread fashioned from fabric inspired by Roger's shirt. The exterior door features the same crisscross chain and padlock that Benny affixes to Mark and Roger's door when he attempts to evict them from their apartment. The suite also contains a mural by Billy, the artist who created the artwork displayed at the Nederlander Theater in New York. Located in suite 834, it has been renumbered to 525,600 in honor of RENT's "Seasons of Love" ballad.
Furnishings for the suite are on loan from the production company's private collection or are handcrafted exclusively for the Hotel Allegro Chicago.
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