NEW YORK—The 1,985-room New York Hilton Midtown recently completed its executive level room refurbishment incorporating 187 guestrooms and 41 suites on floors 39-44, which constitutes the first phase of a complete guestroom renovation program planned for the next few years.
“The new room design features an inviting, sleek, and contemporary design that will provide our guests with a tranquil oasis in the heart of the hustle and bustle of midtown Manhattan,” said Mark Lauer, general manager, New York Hilton Midtown. “The unique relaxed approach to the design will provide our guests with a superior room product complete with innovative flourishes including custom dimmable lighting, oversized televisions, multiple power point options, relaxing lounge opportunities, and abundant workspaces. We are looking forward to completing subsequent phases of the overall room renovation over the next few years.”
Dallas based interior design firm Looney & Associates developed a distinctive design featuring a color palette of blues and grays, creating a welcoming and calming space. Warm neutral accents are introduced throughout the room, such as oil rubbed bronze and natural oak wood, to provide depth and richness.
A velvet lounge chair paired with refined wool drapery adds a touch of luxury to the guestroom design while dimmable lamps designed to resemble glowing orbs allow guests to control their own ambiance. An oversized, modern clock activates the desk wall and acts as an integral kinetic piece of artwork.
A cantilevered work surface with maximum floor space and smart placement of power, both at the desk and bedside, allows for effortless guest access. The 55-inch flat screen TV offers an upgraded media experience and flexible power pucks create mobile electrical outlets throughout the room.
The simple bathroom design features a large illuminated mirror that visually enlarges and brightens the room. Built in shelving and stone ledges provide ample counter surface.
The corridors have also been fully renovated utilizing the same color palette of the guestrooms and orb-inspired white and bronze tear-drop wall sconce fixtures.
“Our goal with this project was to appeal to the international traveler by developing a European design sensibility of sophisticated comfort,” said Jim Looney, president, Looney & Associates. “The final product was achieved through the day-to-day partnership with the Hilton Design team in a collaborative design process.”
The first phase of the new multi-million dollar room refurbishment comes on the heels of the hotel’s 50th anniversary, which was held last June.