Eccentric designer Philippe Starck apparently doesn’t think much of the Royalton Hotel’s new look.
“I think if you are lucky enough to own an icon, you shouldn’t kill the icon," Mr. Starck said of the hotel lobby’s recent redesign, during an interview with the New York Times.
Mr. Starck, of Read More
The Observer‘s David Foxley covered the re-opening of the Royalton Hotel at 44 West 44th Street.
We sat down earlier this month with John McDonald, the man behind the Royalton’s re-design.
“It makes me very sad every time I drive down Fifth Avenue and I see the Plaza and it says, ‘Condos for sale,’” said the actress Jane Krakowski last night at the re-launch of the Royalton hotel after a $17.5 million renovation. She was talking about the slow death march of many of Read More
Location: So, you’re a busy guy. On the restaurant side, you operate MercBar, Lever House, Lure Fishbar and Chinatown Brasserie. You’re also the publisher of glossy CITY magazine, found in W hotel rooms nationwide. And, you market your own energy drink called “E-Boost.” I presume “Pimp Juice” was already taken, then?
Mr. McDonald: That Read More