NATIONAL REPORT—Hotel owners have been renovating all types of areas at properties, including lobbies, interior design and pools. Here are the details:
Downtown Manhattan Inspires Interiors of Andaz Wall Street Hotel
Hospitality-focused architecture and interior design firm Stonehill Taylor recently completed the interior design renovation of the Andaz Wall Street’s 253 guestrooms. The project’s design was inspired by downtown Manhattan, particularly the hotel’s location on Wall St., but with a creative twist—the designers contemplated what an artist loft and studio might look like for a Wall Street Executive-turned-artist. Stonehill Taylor’s interior design team inserted personal touches into the guestroom design, incorporating art pieces, distinct furniture and lighting, and the space’s signature moment: hand-sketched wallcoverings and line work that reflects downtown Manhattan’s architectural forms.
Sportsmen’s Lodge Reveals Renovation of the San Fernando Valley’s Largest Pool
Sportsmen’s Lodge is making a splash this summer with the opening of their renovated outdoor pool, which is also the largest pool in the San Fernando Valley. Available free to hotel guests and to locals, guests may also appreciate the updated pool’s Jacuzzi, pool-side service, and take advantage of plenty of lounge chairs and tables surrounded by Sportsmen’s Lodge’s six acres of gardens.
Recently revamped to feature new carpeting and a fresh coat of paint, the property offers accommodations fit for the likes of actors Katherine Hepburn and Clark Gable, who famously frequented the hotel in the days of the early film industry. In addition to the poolside service, guests may experience the lobby lounge or onsite Patio Café, which gives guests the opportunity to embrace the quirk and innocence of the 1950s, when jukeboxes and saddle shoes were all the rage.
The Breakers Palm Beach Undergoes Renovations
The 200-ft.-long lobby of The Breakers Palm Beach has undergone renovations. Recently refreshed by designer Adam D. Tihany (working in tandem with Peacock + Lewis Architects). It is as if the Italian Renaissance has seamlessly been ushered into the 21st century. The new lobby furniture, a collection of sofas, lounge chairs and tables, reflects a modern design scheme, with vibrant hues drawn from the carpet, as well as dark wood and brass detailing.