The Transformation of the RIHGA Royal Hotel into The London
Poised to Set the Next Level of Hotel Design
July 27, 2006 - This Fall, a new era in modern luxury will begin with the transformation of the famed RIHGA Royal Hotel into The London NYC. Located at the very center of mid-town Manhattan, just steps from the modernistic MOMA and the boutiques on Fifth Avenue, The London NYC will be an amalgam of both its namesake cities – worldly, sophisticated and with an incomparable energy.
Inspired by these dynamic cities, The London NYC was designed to meet the needs and demands of modern travel. Heralding a new era in world class urban hotels LXR Luxury Resorts engaged a veritable “dream team” of talent to create a technologically sophisticated hotel both elegant yet understated, offering a new level of hotel experience. Renowned designer David Collins best known for his work with the Nobu Berkeley in London in addition to the Blue Bar at the Berkley the London nightclub Kabaret's Prophecy and Luciano's, St James's Street with clients including Vivienne Westwood and Madonna will completely transform the public spaces and luxurious and spacious interiors.
Quintessentially, The London NYC’s elite global concierge will provide on-site service to handle any guest request and Gordon Ramsay, world-renowned chef and one of the only chefs in the U.K. to receive three Michelin stars, will open his first U.S. restaurant and bar, named Gordon Ramsay at The London, and The London Bar, respectively.
With the reinvention of the existing architecture to create a certain
Anglo-European attitude, The London NYC will reflect the premier service
to create an entirely new urban experience. David Collins subtly and successfully
incorporated luxury into every aspect of the rooms. Everything has been
custom designed. The suites combine texture, color and nature – lined oak
parquet, custom embossed leather, oversized beds, and perfectly framed
Waterworks bathrooms define a new level in luxury.
The London NYC lobby will be reminiscent of a Grand London residence.
The English maze inspired floor design is in contrasting black and beige
stone setting the scene for the minimal-luxe interior. Lighting
has been carefully designed to punctuate the architecture with its scale
sitting perfectly in the space and the WOW factor served within the glamorous
interiors of the 2200 square foot penthouse situated to be the highest
hotel room in New York. Guests will seek restoration within the state of
the art London NYC Club, which took inspiration from an Old English Sports
|Also See:||LXR Luxury Resorts Plans Refurbishment and Repositioning of the Rihga Royal Hotel in New York City and the Bel Age in West Hollywood; Renaming The London NYC and The London LA Respectively / November 2005|
|The Rihga Royal Now Operating as an Independent Hotel, Ends Affiliation with the J.W. Marriott Hotel Brand / June 2005|