The Loews Regency Hotel in Midtown Manhattan has debuted six new "Signature Suites," marking the conclusion of a $100 million renovation that it debuted in early 2014, it announced recently.
"We wanted to offer guests several distinct experiences with the Signature Suites," Loews Hotels & Resorts Chairman Jonathan Tisch said in a statement. "Each suite embodies a unique perspective and aesthetic, but together they represent a collective New York look and feel that Loews Regency has always evoked, and that is part of the special energy that has made the hotel a home away from home for guests for over 50 years."
Each of the new Signature Suites was inspired by a professional designer. The anchor suite, for instance (above, left), was designed by Nate Berkus. Located on the 21st floor, it totals 1,000 square feet and includes a formal living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, and balcony. According to the hotel, its design is a "classic mix of sand-blasted oak flooring, patinated metals, and layered furnishings."
Other suites include the Uptown Bohemian Suite, inspired by New York's SoHo neighborhood; the Bespoke Suite, inspired by New York's fashion industry; the Glamour Suite, inspired by Marilyn Monroe; and the Pop Art Suite, also inspired by Marilyn Monroe, through the lens of Andy Warhol. The former two suites were designed by Meyer Davis Studio Inc. and the latter two by Rottet Studio. The sixth and final suite, which features a "classic, sophisticated, and luxurious" interior, was designed by Haynes-Roberts Inc.
"What a great project," Berkus said. "The challenge in designing any hotel suite is for it to not feel generic or staid. The goal is always to create a space that feels fresh and new and unexpected, like you're stepping into someone's home, where every detail -- from the art, to the accessories on the hall table -- is thought out and deliberate."