Iconic Ritz-Carlton New York opens to fanfare after extensive transformation

by | Aug 18, 2019 | Design

New York City icon the Ritz-Carlton on Central Park

The famous New York City hotel’s new look has finally been revealed

Following a year-long renovation, the iconic Ritz-Carlton New York welcomes guests into a revived and revitalised property, which has been given a fantastic overhaul and a new lease of life.

We take a look inside the dramatic rebirth of a New York legend.

Redefining luxury at the Ritz-Carlton New York

The world famous Ritz-Carlton New York was in need of a refresh, and over the course of the past twelve months, this is exactly what has been going on behind its doors. The inimitable NYC property has once again welcomed guests since the completion of its massive facelift, which has affected most areas of the hotel, from the entrance lobby all the way to the guest rooms and wellness centre.

Winfred van Workum, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, spoke of the makeover, saying, “The transformation our hotel has seen over the course of this past year truly redefines luxury in Manhattan. Combining a bold vision and inspiration with our legendary service, the vibrant energy of the city and Central Park shines through each of the spaces and provides a renewed oasis in the heart of New York City.”

Bold strokes for a unique experience

New York City is known for its brash confidence, and the new Ritz-Carlton has taken on the best parts of this character. As soon as they enter the building, guests are greeted by a new concept, the gastro-lounge. Named “Contour”, this space is made up of three areas, which allow the guest to experience morning, day and night in their own unique way. The spaces are connected by a curving, ornate bar made out of marble, bronze and gold.

New York’s style and spirit is felt throughout the hotel, and has been brought to life by Parisian design firm Gilles & Boissier, who have been instrumental in the hotel’s new image, which is a blend of traditional Beaux Arts style with a healthy dash of 21st century living.

“With the first phase completion of our reawakening, the unified vision throughout the hotel allows guests to feel as if they are visiting their very own townhouse in the heart of New York City,” van Workum elaborated. “The creative reimagining of our guest rooms, suites, Club Lounge, and spa creates a heightened sense of place and serves as a gateway for travelers to experience the destination with ease and luxury.”

(Pictures: The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park)

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