The Radisson Hotel New Rochelle, the only full-service hotel in the New Rochelle and Sound Shore area, recently underwent a $2-million renovation, updating all of its 129 guestrooms, lobby and guest elevators and banquet spaces to reflect what was described as a “modern, at-home feeling.”
The improvements have made the hotel, which opened 37 years ago, a boutique-style hotel that has become a model for the Radisson brand. It is one of the first franchised hotels in the world to adopt the Radisson’s new brand initiative.
Renovations began in 2011, helmed by Radisson owner and real estate developer Peter Brock, with his daughter Colby Brock, an interior designer and the hotel’s food and beverage manager.
All guest rooms are now equipped with wood furniture, tufted headboards, wool carpet, new window treatments, linens and down-filled duvets and pillows, oversized flat screen TVs, and work stations with WiFi capability. Many offer views of Long Island Sound.
Already, the hotel lobby and guest elevators were re-designed and redecorated. White marble, cultured stone and inlaid wood now highlight the lobby.
Additional changes will be seen in all guest room bathrooms, which are being turned them into marble bathrooms with glass shower doors and spa-like amenities. Also as part of the renovation, the Radisson’s banquet suites, which can accommodate groups of up to 300, are being given a full makeover. The Grand Ballroom will be getting a new carpet and chairs. The hotel’s three smaller event spaces were earlier redecorated.
The Radisson is also undertaking another major project by transforming its restaurant into a new dining destination to be named NoMa Social. When it opens this spring, NoMa Social will offer Mediterranean menu created by chef Bill Rosenberg, formerly of F.I.S.H. in Port Chester, New York and Barcelona in Greenwich, Connecticut.
The Radisson Hotel New Rochelle offers 129 newly renovated guest rooms, dining amenities, 6,500 square feet of catering facilities, a business center, and an outdoor pool.