Hotel Belleclaire New Lounge
It is fascinating to look at renovations that hotels have undertaken and the surprising finds that they’ve made along the way.
The Hotel Belleclaire, owned by Shimmie Horn, for instance, spent much of 2012 renovating their lobby. In the midst of these renovations, they discovered incredibly high ceilings that are over 17 feet high. They are framed in intricate, ornate crown molding and have mosaic-tiled floors.
They also recently discovered a 40 foot skylight that also dates back 100 years. As they describe on their website for the Hotel Belleclaire with Shimmie Horn, “What originally began as a lobby redesign has emerged into a restoration and enhancement project. After extensive research on Emery Roth’s original design elements; we have decided that the traditional details will be refashioned using historical references and modern techniques.”
Another example of hotels that have made dramatic renovations is the Westin New York Grand Central. They showed their renovations on October 12th, after investing $75 million into their renovation project. All of the 774 guest rooms received complete makeovers and the 12,000 square foot meeting space did as well. There is now a 3000 square foot fitness studio to rival some of the best in New York.
These are a few of the many examples of hotels in the New York area that are getting dramatic face-lifts. Certainly guests will benefit from these investments for years to come.
Fashion Week is happening right now at Lincoln Center, creating a great deal of press and excitement in the fashion world. As part of Fashion Week, many clever businesses are offering extra perks to the fashion designers, photographers, models and guests who are staying in the area. Virgin Atlantic, for instance, is offering its top-end customers who are leaving London Healthrow airport a free Bumble & Bumble trim or styling session in the Virgin Clubhouse.
Similarly, Hotel Belleclaire owned by Shimmie Horn on the Upper West Side in New York City is getting into the act.
During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, The Belleclaire boasts free hair and makeup sessions with professional stylists inside the hotel for all guests of the hotel. Those who were clever enough to book Belleclaire’s Fashion Week special package will find themselves enjoying time in the hotel’s “Social Scene Room” where stylists from the local Dramatic NYC salon will offer amazing makeovers.
As Adisa Feratovic, the hotel’s director of sales and marketing explains, guests will enjoy free makeover sessions and they can come as often as they’d like from 10 am to 2 pm until tomorrow, September 13th.
In addition to the makeover sessions, guests who have booked this package are enjoying a deluxe room stay, a bottle of champagne, Dean and Deluca gourmet snacks upon arrival, and two tickets to the Stand Up NY Comedy Club.
It’s certainly worthwhile to look your best for Fashion Week, and both Virgin Atlantic and Shimmie Horn’s Hotel Belleclaire are helping people to achieve this goal.