Successfully Shortlisted for the Hotel Design Award – North & South America and now the Lobby/Public Areas/Lounge Award in the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014, Rottet Studio was commissioned by Loews Hotels and Resorts to renovate the Loews Regency Hotel in Midtown Manhattan.
The goal was to keep the hotel’s pleasant, happy vibe while adding a layer of sophistication reminiscent of classic New York. This was achieved through the use of special materials and design elements.
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 entry and lobby were reconfigured with the desk in the center, better utilising the reception and back of house to create a living room/lounge feel where guests could gather, sit and read, or use their laptops. The design team created a custom wall behind the front desk, which is faceted and chromed for a reflective appearance. An artist was commissioned to create the back wall of the lobby lounge. The lobby elevator doors are clad in a decorative metal panel with an intricate pattern created by varying finish applications. Carpeting in the conference center is designed as a large scale pattern of wisps of smoke that extend through the corridors and into private conference rooms.