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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.

The dining room at Adour. Photograph courtesy of Rockwell Group.

For the past couple of days, guests at AdourAlain 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.

Dining room service resumes Friday, according to an employee reached Wednesday, but the hotel bar will be closed until January. (The employee told us it reopens on the 17th; an official Adour rep would confirm only that it will be open in time for the inauguration.) A new bar menu is also in the works. According to the rep, one major motivation for the redesign was “to open up the bar up to the lobby to create a seamless flow between the two rooms.”

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. 

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