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Temporarily Shuttered Bar at the St. Regis Will Reopen in Time for the Inauguration
Fear not: Adour’s glam dining room remains intact.
For the past couple of days, guests at Adour—Alain Ducasse’s luxe French restaurant in the St. Regis—have been dining in the hotel’s Chandelier Room due to renovations taking place in the adjoining bar.
Design firm Rockwell Group—the team behind the interiors at Adour and Adour Alain Ducasse in Manhattan, which closed this fall—has been tasked with the redesign, “a modern take on the traditional English club,” according to press materials. Expect “wooden herringbone floors, Chesterfield sofas covered in distressed leather, wooden tables studded with silver nickel nail heads, and luxe upholstery created exclusively for the St. Regis.” A leather-and-Swarovski-crystal chandelier is also being installed; the hotel’s carved ceiling will be retained.
Frankly, we were a little alarmed when we thought the St. Regis might overhaul Adour—with its steel-and-white-leather midcentury-style chairs and arched floor-to-ceiling windows, it’s one of the most appealing dining spaces in the city—but the temporary closure was in service to bar renovations only, the rep assured us.