Built more than one hundred years ago, New York’s Royalton Hotel managed to become an inescapable address in the city. Nowadays, this palace features a design decor for a completely new atmosphere.
The Royalton, in vogue meeting place in New York
Built in 1898 in the centre of the city, the Royalton rapidly became the place to be or in this case, to stay, in New York. Not far from Broadway, Times Square and Grand Central Station, the palace imposed itself as one of the city’s important destinations, granting it an international reputation.
One hundred years later, the Royalton is still Manhattan’s iconic address. The palace’s capacity to transform and reinvent itself in a typically New York style invites travellers to stay for a few nights and to take advantage of the many services offered.
In 2007, the palace was acquired by the Morgan Hotel Group. After many long months of renovations, the hotel finally opened its doors, revealing a contemporary interior design. Visitors are once again welcome to occupy one of the 168 rooms and suites of the hotel. In the private spas, the fitness room or in the bar-restaurant baptised the Twenty-Four, the hotel’s guests can enjoy a wide range of luxury services in a unique setting.
A complex design
The New York Royalton’s legendary decor, imagined by the famous designer Philippe Starck in 1988, was completely remodelled by Charlotte Macaux. Anxious to conserve he elements which contributed to the hotel’s fame, the interior designer drew inspiration from her predecessor to rethink the palace’s interior.
The influences for the decor are numerous. In the lounge, industrial looking tables, not unlike chains, form a set with elegant couches resembling safes. The bar, on the other hand his warmed by beautiful woods, creating an intimate and cosy atmosphere, whilst the restaurant adopts a naval style, with precious woods and a cream coloured grid structuring the room.
The Royalton covers many styles, created by playing with volumes, materials and texture. This game continues in the four starred hotel’s rooms and bathrooms, where an uncluttered and contemporary design awaits guests.
The Royalton’s rooms are available from 256 to 1 800 dollars, depending on the season.