St. Regis Renovation Offers a “New Era of Glamour”

By Paul Joseph

The ultra-prestigious St. Regis hotel in New York has finished its multi-million dollar renovation, billed as offering a “new era of glamour”.

Boasting redesigned guestrooms, suites and public spaces, plus a new King Cole Bar & Salon, the 18-story French Beaux-Arts style hotel’s new look is billed as reflecting its proud heritage, including its foundation by John Jacob Astor IV, one of America’s richest men, over a century ago.

Paul Nash, General Manager of The St. Regis New York, said: “Rooted in the founding of New York society with the legendary Astor 400 and having entertained every generation since, The St. Regis New York endures as the city's most captivating hotel.

“This fall, a new age of contemporary glamour will debut at this beloved Fifth Avenue address. The hotel continues to be synonymous with impeccable style and graceful charm, and we are proud to continue this legacy for generations to come."

Renowned interior design company HDC was tasked with creating the hotel’s new aesthetic , which includes crystal Waterford chandeliers and elegant crown moldings, large-format photographic artwork, vibrant-hued fabrics and striking beveled mirrors.

The tallest hotel in the city when built, the St Regis was designed by architects Trowbridge & Livingston, with interiors by Arnold Constable. Construction began in 1901 and the hotel opened in September 1904.

By Paul Joseph