New York's luxury hotel scene is reclaiming some classic glamor: The St. Regis New York wrapped up an extensive renovation this month. We hear the guestrooms, suites and public spaces have all been renovated and redesigned, and the hotel will also get a newly renamed King Cole Bar & Salon (under the command of chef John DeLucie).
HDC, the interior design firm that also redesigned The St. Regis Florence, is combining original design elements (think crystal Waterford chandeliers and crown moldings) with modern touches like large-format photographic artwork.
The King Cole Bar is being converted into the King Cole Bar & Salon, where the lounge will have a dramatic open fireplace as its focal point. We hear the menu will serve "modern American cuisine with an international twist," including some new creations from head chef John DeLucie.
Cool touch for history buffs: The lobby will reincorporate lost architectural elements, including opening up oval windows above the front desk that were part of the original design of the hotel.
Guestrooms will get decidedly modern touches, on the other hand, including marble-tiled entryways and new technologies. Art fans will also be in luck: An extensive art program, with emphasis on New York City photography by Janet Arsdale and Hampton Hall, will be integrated into every room and suite. Additionally, every bathroom in the entire hotel will be updated to create a "spa-like atmosphere." (We're eager to see what that looks like!)
The St. Regis’ master suites will undergo remarkable redesign and extensive renovation complementing the reimagined guestrooms. The Imperial Suite will have European Chinoiserie and East Asian furnishings along with plush new window seats for looking out over Manhattan and Central Park. The Royal Suite will combine European style and American spirit, while the Presidential Suite has been filled with international art.