The St. Regis New York, a Beaux Arts beauty built in 1904 by John Jacob Astor, is a grand and beloved New York landmark and is revered as one of the finest addresses in the world. The hotel's dramatic public spaces, richly designed guest rooms and impeccable service create a luxurious, residential environment, while personal butlers attend to every wish and desire.
With 229 sumptuous guest rooms and suites, The St. Regis New York is ideally located in the heart of Manhattan at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 55th Street, steps from the city’s finest shopping, restaurants and museums. The hotel’s guest rooms and suites, redesigned in 2006 by acclaimed interior designers Sills Huniford, are sumptuous, with high ceilings, deeply carved crown moldings and wainscoting, magnificent chandeliers and marble bathtubs. The St. Regis New York also features special designer suites designed by notable designers such as Bottega Veneta and Christian Dior. The Bottega Veneta Suite, unveiled in 2006, is 1700 square feet in size and consists of an entryway foyer, two bedrooms, two full baths, and a living room/dining room complete with a fireplace and large windows overlooking Fifth Avenue. A Bottega Veneta customer will instantly recognize the gentle, enveloping palette—a serene and sophisticated range of muted neutrals and soft, earthy colors. Fine-quality suede, leather, Asahi bookcloth, ultrasuede, and mohair velvet are used as wall coverings, upholstery, and window treatments. Pieces from the Bottega Veneta furniture collection are mixed with The St. Regis’ existing Louis XVI-style furniture, much of it reupholstered in mohair velvet and ultrasuede.
The beloved hotel has just unveiled the redesign of their presidential suite, by acclaimed New York interior designer Richard Mishaan. The 3,000 square foot suite has been fashioned as a “Grand Fifth Avenue Apartment” and features a large foyer that leads to the formal dining room, a living room, an exquisite wood-paneled library, as well as a master bedroom and two additional bedrooms. The suite has been enhanced magnificently with checkered marble floors in the foyer, hand-painted wallpaper in the entryway, and rich textile fabrics in hues of warm creams, blacks, and gold, all while preserving the intricate details of the original architecture.
The St Regis’ legendary King Cole Bar, where the Bloody Mary was invented by famed barman Fernand Petiot in 1934, is home to Maxfield Parrish’s famous Old King Cole mural and remains one of the city's most stately cocktail lounges. For decades, Old King Cole has been delighting patrons, including Salvador Dali, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, Babe Paley and John Lennon and has been featured in several movies including The Devil Wears Prada, Hannah and her Sisters, Radio Days and The First Wives’ Club. Old King Cole has watched over many an important event, most notably the birth of the Red Snapper in 1934. In 2007, the 30’ by 8’ mural received a $100,000 cleaning which completely restored the beloved masterpiece to its original splendor.
In October 2009, The St. Regis New York celebrated the 75th anniversary of the creation of its signature cocktail the “Red Snapper,” more commonly known as the Bloody Mary. In 1934, St. Regis bartender Fernand Petiot perfected the recipe for this beloved vodka drink, which would become the signature cocktail of the hotel’s King Cole Bar. Originally called a Bloody Mary, it was renamed as the “Red Snapper,” a name thought to be much more appropriate for the hotel’s elegant bar. As part of the celebration, a host of New York chefs and restaurants, including Charlie Palmer, The Palm, wd~50, and 21 Club, lended their own personal Bloody Mary recipes which were available throughout the month of October on a special menu in the King Cole Bar. The 75th anniversary of the Bloody Mary was a notable celebration and event. Mayor Bloomberg had also officially proclaimed October 5th 2009 “Bloody Mary Day ” in New York City, and Starwood CEO Frits van Paasschen rang the closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange floor.
Adour Alain Ducasse at The St. Regis New York promises an unforgettable dining experience. Adour was designed by the New York-based architecture firm Rockwell Group, whose design concept celebrates the diversity, characteristics and rituals related to wine. Adour is an elegant and inviting restaurant, with a dynamic atmosphere that welcomes guests to enjoy inspired food and wine pairings, as well as personable and attentive service. Original, creative and flavorful, the cuisine at Adour masterfully blends the freshest seasonal and local ingredients. Adour Alain Ducasse at The St. Regis New York has been honored with two Michelin stars in its first year of eligibility.
Elegant and luxurious, with flawless personalized service, The St. Regis New York has long been an oasis of refinement for visitors and New Yorkers alike.
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