Architect and designer, Charlotte Macaux Perelman lives and works in Paris after living 10 years in New York specializing in the redesign of landmark spaces, hotels and restaurants. CovetEdition presents one of her most stunning projects – Royalton Hotel in New York, a part of Morgans Hotel Group.
Known as the first and most spectacular boutique hotel, Royalton was designed by Philippe Starck for Ian Schrager in the late 80s and was in desperate need of renovation.
Charlotte Macaux brought a unique vision to the classic minimalist charm of Royalton’s Guestrooms and suites, retaining Philippe Starck’s original bold features and accommodating the needs of the 21st century jet-set. The renovation preserved the spirit of the 80s while adding a touch of glamor and contemporary.
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Simultaneously sophisticated and complex, this New York midtown boutique hotel features a floor-to-ceiling hand-forged cast bronze fireplace, a twenty-foot screen that was once part of the façade of a building in France and hand-upholstered leather walls reminiscent of African tribal art.
In most of the rooms Charlotte Macaux reinvents Philippe Starck’s bold original design, delivering high style, luxury and comfort all in one. The design of the rooms is very graphic, very geometric architecture, cool colors fabrics contrast with the shiny wood. The bathrooms are covered with mirrors or multitudes silhouettes reflect and intertwine. Large round tubs come inking space. The basins have retained their character 80’s metal. Penthouse areas, however, still feature the original Philippe Stark design statements.
Royalton’s popular Forty Four bar and restaurant remains the gathering place and power lunch spot for New York City’s media, publishing and fashion elite.
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