A gabled roof stretches out over the slate tiles of one storied New York rooftop to form a cabin warmed by a synthetic fire and modeled after “bothies,” small hovels in the mountainous regions of Scotland where travelers could take refuge for the night. Welcome to The Lodge at Gallow Green, the latest addition to New York’s McKittrick Hotel.
It’s been nearly four years since the hotel welcomed its first guests into the world of Sleep No More, the interactive, pitch-noir Macbeth adaptation staged by the London theater group Punchdrunk and spearheaded by its founder Felix Barrett. Originally occupying three Chelsea warehouses, a total of 100,000 square feet, the immersive show has since expanded beyond these walls to include a restaurant called The Heath as well as a rooftop bar, Gallow Green, for the warmer months.
Drying heather hangs from the ceiling beams and weathered carpets lie underfoot in the Lodge’s main room.
A study collects the clutter of sketches, letters, and scientific notes
Mulled wine and cider are the drinks of choice, but the bar is fully stocked.
“We imagined The Lodge to be the farthest extent of the world of Sleep No More, a little secret, a refuge from New York.”
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