By Don Douloff, June 5, 2008
New York’s historic Algonquin Hotel has unveiled a $4.5-million renovation that has upgraded lobby furnishings along with the Oak Room, Blue Bar, Round Table Room and all suites and guestrooms.
Guestroom decor has been updated in the 174-room hotel, with contemporary colors and fabrics added to window treatments, new carpet installed and new bedding introduced. Lobby changes include recessed lighting, new pendant lighting and new furniture covered in soft fabrics.
The Oak Room features a new Yamaha baby-grand piano and new speakers, while the Round Table Room restaurant has been outfitted with new furniture. Restaurant seating will also be extended into the lobby, as it was done historically.
Additionally, the Algonquin houses a fitness centre and five meeting and function rooms accommodating groups from 10 to 175.