St. Regis New York

St Regis New York

Hotel Doorware


The St. Regis New York is one of the city's most cherished addresses. Located in the heart of Manhattan it opened its doors for the first time in September 1904. Located on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Fifty-Fifth Street, a refined atmosphere and gracious service rank The St. Regis New York among the top hotels in the world.

Magnificent guest rooms and suites of seamlessly blended classic and contemporary design comprise silk wall coverings, custom-made furnishings, deeply carved crown mouldings and wainscoting.  The hotel has always had a number of permanent residents, as well as transient guests. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the artist Salvador Dalí and his wife Gala famously lived at the hotel every autumn and winter, as did Marlene Dietrich.

An iconic landmark, the hotel has been undergoing a major face-lift since January, 2013 overseen by Stonehill & Taylor architects. Changes include a new restaurant, refurbished suites, redecorated guest rooms, a renovated lobby, expanded spa, and new gym on the 19th floor.

St Regis New York Suite entrance
The work is being done in stages, with the lobby, spa and gym upgrades to be completed this year, and suite and guest room upgrades already complete.

Design Brief

Designer Doorware was approached by Hunter Roberts Construction Group to be a part of the $90 million renovation
which reveals dramatically redesigned guest rooms and suites. Vital to refurbishment was the preservation of the hotel’s heritage, integrity and essence. Stonehill & Taylor sought to incorporate elements from the original French Beaux-Arts style hotel, as designed by Trowbridge & Livingston by commissioning a custom designed lever and rose inspired by the original hotel fittings. 

Customised Door Hardware Solution

Under instruction - Designer Doorware took the original Louis XV lever and used 3D scanning and reverse engineering technology to create an exact replica, including the St Regis insignia. Produced from solid brass, eight hundred matching customised roses were designed in-house and included the signature St Regis feathers stamped on the perimeter of the rose.  Designer Doorware then worked with Saflok to ensure the lever operated seamlessly with one of the most advanced and modern hotel entry locking systems.

The door handle and rose were finished in lacquered polished brass, a timeless finish giving a rich, glossy, honey coloured appearance with a clear lacquer to prevent tarnishing and maintain the opulent brass colour.  The custom handle enhances the classic yet contemporary redesign for the new interiors of The St. Regis New York.

St Regis New York Bentley suite entrance

For more information view Custom Products and Step by Step Hardware Design, or you can download our Custom
Design Brief
and email us.

Call +613 9300 8888  to speak with our friendly, specialist consultants and find out how we can help you with
invaluable design and manufacturing expertise.

About Designer Doorware's Capabilities

Designer Doorware designs and manufactures superior quality door furniture and architectural hardware including door handles and knobs, door pull handles, sliding door hardware, door hardware accessories, door closers, locks, cabinet door handles, and bathroom accessories. Our products offer timeless qualities to suit a variety of architectural styles and budgets, with thousands of product options and combinations to choose from.

If you are looking for something extra special, our custom design service can create hardware to complement any commercial or residential project, no matter how unique your requirements. We regularly work with Architects, Designers, Developers and Builders on award winning projects of all sizes across Australia, Asia-Pacific and the USA. With know-how gained through many years of specialised design experience, a well-established international network and best-of-breed manufacturing capabilities, we can operate to short lead times and quickly deliver doorware and accessories anywhere in the world.

Our new Selector Tool makes it easy to visualise, compare and select architectural hardware online. You can review a wide range of products, find related products, get tailored specification sheets, make them into a PDF book and request a quote for your specified products. We also make doorware selection easier with customer services that incorporate interior design advice, specifying, scheduling and more. Contact our friendly, highly qualified team to help create that final complement to your project.

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