Rottet Studio have been successfully shortlisted in the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014 with their renovation of the Loews Regency Hotel in Midtown Manhattan competing for the Hotel Design Award – North & South America.
The goal was to keep the hotel’s pleasant, happy vibe while adding a layer of sophistication reminiscent of classic New York. The design is elegant and rich in texture and materials, but light in colour and attitude.
A sense of Park Avenue glamour is echoed throughout the entirety of the hotel, from the high gloss Fluted Kinon and stone reception desk to the back painted glass and stainless vanity in the bathrooms. Signature features include the limestone and Tiger beige marble walls, the faceted wall behind the rich tortoise shell reception desk, and the custom-designed chandeliers suspended from the recessed ceiling.
The Grand Suites are inspired by a singular cultural icon, Marilyn Monroe, with a New York perspective of her influence on style and pop culture from the late 1940s to the early 1960s. Suite 1620, also known as The Glamour Suite, is an interpretation of what might have been Marilyn’s Park Avenue pied a terre and how we imagine she lived at the heyday of her celebrity glamour in New York City. Influenced by the flowing lines and soft, indirectly-lit planes of Streamline Moderne, the living room features a continuous cove light ceiling and a Wenge-clad wall behind the 55” Electric Mirror TV that flows down into a waterfall-edge entertainment cabinet below. The custom carpets are an updated take on the neat, tailored lines of tufted upholstery and the chic, leopard print couture of the era. In the bedroom, a pink leather, diamond-tufted headboard softly glows at the edges and throughout the suite there are touches of polished nickel, wood, silver, lucite, leather, softly-coloured velvets, marble, and lacquer.
The Loews Regency had many different room types within the hotel and each one required intense individual attention in order to best renovate it and optimise the look and feel for the guest.