The St. Regis Washington, D.C. has announced the redesign of its bar and lobby. Architecture and design firm Rockwell Group was selected for the project.
Located two blocks from the White House and steps from the city’s shopping, restaurants, and museums, the St. Regis Washington, D.C.’s redesign of its bar and lobby is said to further enhances the sophistication and luxury for which the hotel is known.
A modern take on the traditional English club defines the new look, distinguished by refined craftsmanship and polished surfaces. Among the bespoke, tailored details are wooden herringbone floors, Chesterfield sofas covered in distressed leather, wooden tables studded with silver nickel nail heads, and luxe upholstery created exclusively for The St. Regis by Rockwell Group using Jim Thompson fabric.
The bar glows with dark bronze surfaces, and base moldings along its original wood-paneled walls feature a Venetian finish with silver accents. A fireplace that faces the bar, and a dazzling leather-and--crystal chandelier designed exclusively for the space in collaboration with Swarovski, is said to create the perfect ambiance for enjoying St. Regis’ signature Red Snapper cocktails.
The bar and lobby’s original 16-foot carved ceilings and arched windows have been retained, preserving the historical loyalty of the space and providing a backdrop for the newly designed layout. An arched entryway has been added, which brings together the hotel lobby and the bar.
In the entrance to the lobby, two antique mirrors reflect the surrounding architectural elements. The diamond pattern, a St. Regis design hallmark, features a screen. Gilded floor lamps with custom metalwork crafted into a botanic pattern further enhance the environment.
To complement the redesign of The St. Regis Bar, a new menu of culinary offerings has been created, designed by Executive Chef Sébastien Rondier. The St. Regis Bar will also offer a list of wines, and a selection of sparkling wines, white wines, rosé wines and red wines.
Founded by John Jacob Astor with the landmark St. Regis Hotel, New York over a century ago, St. Regis is known for its bespoke service. The brand plans to further its legacy globally and will unveil St. Regis properties in Atlanta-Buckhead, Baha Mar, The Bahamas, Bahía Beach, Puerto Rico, Bal Harbour and Deer Crest in North America, and in Buenos Aires, Costa Rica, Mexico City and Punta Mita in Latin America. In Asia, St. Regis announced plans to open properties in Bali, Bangkok, Jakarta, Lhasa, Macao, Osaka and Tianjin. In the Middle East, St. Regis will expand in Cairo, Doha and Bahrain.