The Venetian Dining Room
the main restaurant an effort has been made to follow
in the footsteps of the masterly architects of Venice.
There is a vaulted ceiling between great tranverse
beams supported by decorative corbels at the walls.
These surfaces are composed and modelled in a bold
vigorous manner and richly decorated in gold and color.
The walls are composed of plain surfaces pierced by
great arches framing the windows and mural decorations.
The piers and arches are outlined with wood mouldings
and sculptured ornament."
lower part of the walls are completely covered with
a richly diversified wood panelling, framing intimate
mirrors, the doorways and openings for ventilation,
so as to form an appropriate background of pleasing
warmth for the gay social life."
"Of the murals just mentioned there
are twelve, including four great oblong murals set
in arches representing the four seasons of the year.
Mural panels line the lower part of the walls
giving the room, which is already large, even a larger
"The main restaurant has eight
great chandeliers, each of delicately wrought pattern
of intracate bronze traceries, hung with white and
"Upon the floor is a soft figured
carpet with a red background, containing an old Venetian
green and gold design. This carpet, and in fact every
yard of carpeting in the entire hotel, is laid over
Ozite carpet cushion, which greatly increases the
softness of the floor covering in addition to lengthening
its life. It also permits the laying of the carpet
over a concrete floor."
"The chairs are of Venetian green
decorated and upholstered in amethyst mohair. The
tall windows are hung with casement cloth curtains
over which are gold and red overdrapes and valances.
With the arched tops of the windows, this decorating
plan gives a rich effect."