HDC tapped for The St. Regis New York renovation

The St. Regis New York concluded an extensive renovation including of the property’s guestrooms, suites, public spaces and the debut of the new King Cole Bar & Salon under New York chef and restaurateur John DeLucie.  The renovation reflects the hotel’s legacy.

HDC, the interior design firm that transformed The St. Regis Florence, created an aesthetic based on a “timeless is modern” philosophy, embracing the design legacy of the hotel while infusing contemporary style. This approach married original design elements, such as the crystal Waterford chandeliers and crown moldings, with large-format photographic artwork, vibrant-hued fabrics and beveled mirrors.

The King Cole Bar was expanded, and is now known as the King Cole Bar & Salon, where a lounge includes an open fireplace. The St. Regis New York also has a new culinary partnership with New York chef and restaurateur John DeLucie with the opening of John DeLucie at The King Cole Bar & Salon. The new restaurant has modern American cuisine with an international twist.


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The Fifth Avenue landmark also revealed new public spaces. In the lobby of The St. Regis New York, the renovation re-incorporated lost architectural elements, including opening up oval windows above the front desk which were part of the original design of the hotel, while infusing fresh touches through updated furnishings and amenities.

The guestroom floors have black-lacquer painted doors, textured fabric walls and five color palettes in the entryway on each floor. Guestrooms were updated to include marble tiled entryways, color schemes with bold accent colors, new fabrics and luxe leather details, custom furnishings and technologies. An art program, with emphasis on New York City photography by Janet Arsdale and Hampton Hall, was integrated into every guestroom and suite. Additionally, every bathroom in the hotel was renovated to create a spa-like atmosphere paired with new technology.

The St. Regis’ master suites underwent redesign to complement the reimagined guestrooms. The Imperial Suite have European Chinoiserie and East Asian furnishings set against red tones with crystal and gold leaf accents. A reinvented open floor plan lend a residential flow to the space, while new window seats offer views of Manhattan to Central Park. The Royal Suite mixes European and American styles, featuring a new color palette, gilded moldings, exotic prints and an eclectic art collection. The Presidential Suite was reimagined as a collector’s suite where there are furniture styles ranging from contemporary to classic. The renovation covered the hotel’s collection of designer suites: Bentley, Tiffany and Dior Suites, while maintaining their bespoke décor.