NEW YORK—The St. Regis New York is concluding an extensive renovation and will reveal the new look this month. The hotel features renovated and redesigned guestrooms, suites, and public spaces and will debut the new King Cole Bar and Salon under New York chef and restaurateur, John DeLucie.
“Since it opened in 1904, The St. Regis New York has entertained every generation of society with the unique ability to capture the ever-changing spirit of the city and stay synonymous with impeccable style and inherent glamour,” said Paul James, global brand leader, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection and W Hotels Worldwide. “This renovation marks a momentous occasion for the St. Regis brand, a New York icon, now celebrated at 31 hotels around the world, each setting the stage for the next generation of luxury travelers.”
HDC, the interior design firm that transformed The St. Regis Florence, has created an aesthetic based on a “timeless is modern” philosophy, embracing the design legacy of the hotel while infusing contemporary style. This fresh and sophisticated approach will marry original design elements, such as the crystal Waterford chandeliers and elegant crown moldings, with beautiful, large-format photographic artwork, vibrant-hued fabrics and beveled mirrors.
The treasured King Cole Bar will see expansion into the King Cole Bar and Salon, where an extensive lounge will feature a dramatic open fireplace. In this reimagined space, the St. Regis New York will also debut a new culinary partnership with renowned New York chef and restaurateur, John DeLucie. The new restaurant will feature modern American cuisine with an international twist, offering a tailored selection of small plates, DeLucie’s celebrated specialties, and reimagined classics from the hotel’s early days.
The Fifth Avenue landmark will reveal a new vision for its public spaces as well. In the lobby of The St. Regis New York, the renovation will reincorporate lost architectural elements, including opening up oval windows above the front desk which were part of the original design of the hotel, while simultaneously infusing fresh touches through updated furnishings and amenities.
The guestroom floors will feature black-lacquer painted doors, textured fabric walls, and five distinct color palettes in the entryway on each floor. Guestrooms will be updated to include marble tiled entryways, rich color schemes with bold accent colors, sumptuous fabrics, and luxe leather details, custom furnishings and state of the art technologies. An extensive art program, with emphasis on New York City photography by Janet Arsdale and Hampton Hall, will be integrated into every guestroom and suite. Additionally, every bathroom in the entire hotel will be renovated, refurbished, and updated to create a spa-like atmosphere paired with the latest technology.
The St. Regis’ master suites will also reveal new looks. The Imperial Suite will feature European Chinoiserie and East Asian furnishings set against red tones with crystal and gold leaf accents. Mixed stylistic influences and a reinvented open floor plan will lend a residential flow to the space, while new window seats offer views of Manhattan to Central Park, and serve as cozy havens for retreat. The Royal Suite will embody a mix of European style and American spirit. The suite will feature a rich color palette, gilded moldings, exotic prints, and an eclectic art collection. The Presidential Suite has been reimagined as a collector’s suite where sophisticated global luxury travelers will surround themselves with the art and treasures of their travels. Furniture styles range from contemporary to classic and blend seamlessly with chic accents, making it the ideal locale for both entertaining and relaxation. The renovation will bring new luster to the hotel’s exclusive collection of designer suites: Bentley, Tiffany, and Dior Suites while maintaining their unique and beloved bespoke décor.