The Royal(ton) Treatment
Last week I got a tour of the newly renovated Royalton Hotel. The Royalton, you may remember, was Philippe Starck’s first hotel for Ian Schrager and some were freaking out about the renovation. I was on the fence. Until I walked into the new lobby, as re-envisioned by Roman and Williams. I’m not going to comment more on that because I’d be scooping myself (check out my item in the “Currents” column in The New York Times on Thursday.) But I will say that it is spectacular and you must all go and have a drink there immediately. You’ll want to move in. What I can show you now is a scouting shot I took of the bathroom in one of the newly re-done rooms. They kept the round tub (love it!) and added mirrored tiles and a rainshower. It’s very, very sexy. And, although Laura Kirar commented that you “can’t take a glass of wine in the shower,” I believe you could do so in this one, propping it on that tub ledge. I might just try that…..