Bill Rooney Studio designs Hilton Short Hills' The Dining Room

In celebration of its upcoming 25th anniversary, Hilton Short Hills is reopening its full-service signature restaurant, The Dining Room, now with a contemporary design along with a new menu created by executive chef Richard Kennedy.

The 120-seat restaurant, designed by New York City-based Bill Rooney Studio, has been reinvented as an all-day dining venue. This space will now be able to cater to all occasions.

The materials that shape the space are tones of silver and taupe, accented with russet leather chairs, rich woods, silky wall finishes, plush carpeting and silver leaf. Illuminated decorative easels, showcasing modern art, provide visual interest to the room. To help the culinary experience, the lighting was considered as a central element to both the concept and mood in the redesign. The bespoke chandelier elements illuminate the space and paint the room with a light paired with the passage of the day. 

The Dining Room will offer New American cuisine incorporating chef Kennedy’s personal culinary preferences and reflects a farm-to-table approach with ingredients, meats and produce from the area’s farms and markets. The restaurant will serve line-caught fish from the East Coast.

Hilton Short Hills is within reach of Manhattan and Newark Liberty International Airport. This hotel has 304 rooms, including 37 deluxe suites, and Executive Level accommodations including an Executive Lounge and concierge services. Restaurants include The Retreat, The Dining Room and the Patio Bar and Grill. The eforea spa, the first in a line of new spas created by Hilton Worldwide, offers 13 treatment rooms, transition lounge, full service salon, adult only indoor heated pool, whirlpool, sauna, locker rooms and seasonal family-friendly outdoor pool. The Hilton Fitness Club is available 24 hours per day. The hotel also offers 12,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including conference and executive suites, an Executive Boardroom and Grand Ballroom.

The Dining Room


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