In 2007, Royalton proudly re-opened its doors onto midtown Manhattan, rethought, re-imagined, but still an icon. Morgans commissioned Roman and Williams, the NY design firm, to recreate Royaton’s legendary lobby as a crossroads for international travelers and the New York elite.
The design – simultaneously sophisticated and complex – juxtaposes an icy cast-glass vestibule and brutalist steel and brass furnishings with soft suede upholstery, thick leather walls and hide-covered chairs to create a dark, sexy and luxurious space. Design and architectural details include a mammoth floor-to-ceiling hand forged cast-bronze fireplace, a twenty-foot screen that was once part of the facade of a building in France and hand-upholstered leather walls done in a pattern reminiscent of African tribal art.
The Royalton is a beautiful masculine hotel with a dark lush elegance. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind with a classic cocktail. Have a grey goose martini or manhattan in the hotel lobby. There’s nothing like sipping and admiring the view of the fire and pretty people that populate the space.
44 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212 869 4400
Fax: 212 869 8965