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The St. Regis New York has had many facelifts since the Beaux-Arts beauty first opened its doors in 1904. The landmark hotel closed for the first time in 1988 and underwent a three-year, $100 million restoration. In the process, the number of guest rooms was reduced to make each room more spacious and to add new amenities, including the designer suites, spa, gym, salon and business center. Astor Court, the New York hotel’s elegant bistro, was created during this time to resemble the original Palm Court from 1904. The facelift also restored the lobby and flooring in the entrance to their former glory.
In 2014, HDC, a renowned interior design firm that redesigned The St. Regis Florence, created a multi-million dollar asthetic based on a "timeless is modern" philosophy, combining the design legacy of the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel while infusing contemporary style. From the crystal Waterford candeliers to the elegant crown molding, The St. Regis makes you feel like you’re walking into old New York, but with the added convenience of modern amenities.