NATIONAL REPORT—Guestroom renovations are in focus for the New York Hilton Hotel and Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, while Reikart House taps into history for its redesign. Here’s a look at recent renovations:
New York Hilton Hotel
The New York Hilton Hotel in Midtown Manhattan is undergoing a property-wide renovation of its guestrooms, with three types of premium suites—the Linear Suite, the Presidential Suite, and the Corner Suite making their debut. Each suite has views of Central Park as their backdrop.
Nearby landmarks—such as the Prometheus sculpture by Paul Manship at Rockefeller Center and the Seagram Building by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe—have informed Stonehill Taylor’s design of these suites. Inspiration was also found in the work of artists, such as dancer Martha Graham and painter Jackson Pollock, who rose to fame in the mid 20th-century and was supported by the hotel’s neighboring art institutions.
At 3,700 sq. ft., the Presidential Suite is the largest of the collection. The 10-room suite includes a gallery and foyer, living and lounge area, media room, game room, dining, bar and kitchen area, master bedroom, and bath.
The six-room Corner Suite—of which there are three iterations, varying between 1,820 sq. ft. and 2,180 sq. ft.—is a nod to Martha Graham’s fluid movements.
The Linear Suite, at 1,600 sq. ft., is a tech-forward space with theatrical furniture and Pollock-inspired art. The eight-room suite consists of a foyer, living room, media room, dining and bar, and master bedroom and bath.
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, a luxury resort located on the Santa Ana Pueblo in New Mexico, has completed a multimillion-dollar guestroom renovation. The renovations provide updated and modern amenities with the authentic feel of the Native American Pueblo-based property, according to the brand.
Reflecting the Southwestern landscape surrounding the property, each guestroom was freshly painted with a neutral color palette featuring beiges, browns and reds accented with turquoise highlights. The renovation included the installation of new furniture, including brand new Hyatt Euro Pillowtop Posturepedic beds, as well as lounge and desk chairs, new carpet, alarm clock systems and outlets with direct USB charging, light dimmers and more. The renovation also includes authentic Native American art pieces in each room, as well as traditional Pueblo blankets draped as art fixtures on the walls.
Reikart House, the latest addition to Marriott International’s Tribute Portfolio, debuted in Amherst, NY, showcasing a revamped look-and-feel.
The Gettys Group was brought on by Reikart House owner Iskalo Development Corp. to create a new vision for the boutique property, formerly a motor lodge called The Lord Amherst Hotel. The Gettys Group responded with a comprehensive repositioning plan, bringing to life a guest experience that pays tribute to local Amherst character, Frank C. Reikart.
Reikart House offers 92 guestrooms and 12 suites, all with a wider profile that resembles bedrooms versus typical hotel accommodations. Partnering with the Buffalo Niagra Heritage Museum, the 12 suites are themed around local influences and landmarks to symbolize Amherst’s history. A boardroom, fitness room, spa and soon-to-open restaurant, Jazzboline (named after an instrument Frank Reikart invented), add to the guest experience.
Hampton Inn Cincinnati Airport South
The Hampton Inn Cincinnati Airport South, located at 7393 Turfway Rd. in Florence, KY, has completed a $3.7-million renovation. Among the enhancements to the 116-room hotel are an updated exterior, guestrooms, corridors and public spaces.
Amenities include Hampton’s hot breakfast, airport shuttle, high-speed internet access throughout the hotel and business center and parking—all of it is free. Refrigerators are available in every guestroom. There is also an outdoor pool, fitness center, meeting room, sweet shop and free coffee and hot beverages available any time.