Hotel Belleclaire's multi-million-dollar multi-phase restorative renovation is nearly complete, as it eyes the unveiling of its refurbished guestrooms and suites, sky lit lobby and new public spaces that include a media lounge and fitness center. A new meeting space will be unveiled this summer, and a rooftop restaurant and garden overlooking the Hudson River are set to be complete in the final stage of the renovation process in 2014.
Originally built in 1903 by architect Emery Roth, the building’s brick, terracotta and limestone façade reflect Beaux Arts and Art Nouveau styles. Design elements such as a 40-foot skylight, 18-foot high ceilings, hand-laid mosaic tile and wood doors dating back over 110 years were discovered throughout the renovation process and became a part of interior designer Silvia Zofio’s inspiration for the property. The carved wooden doors inside the lobby are in the same original location.
The newly renovated guestrooms have a residential-feel and have been decorated in a color palette of deep red, chocolate brown and white with espresso-hued wooden floors and original crown molding. Frette linens, flat screen plasma TVs and complimentary in-room Wi-Fi are added.
Amenities include property-wide Wi-Fi, in-room bottled water, Dean & DeLuca snacks, and fitness center access. Guests also have access to a media lounge, that comes complete with three 27-inch Apple computers, two arcade stations with more than 10,000 games and multi-player options, a charging station compatible with over 300 different devices, a Flyte tracker for guests to print off boarding passes and Mini MILK desks with attached fish tanks designed by Soren Rose.
Hotel Belleclaire is situated in the heart of the Upper West Side. A member of Triumph Hotel Group, Hotel Belleclaire provides 230 freshly revamped guestrooms, a fitness center, a lobby scene, panoramic city and Hudson River views and a media lounge.