Reality Star Gives Makeovers in Madeover Suites at The Kimberly Hotel
We know what you’re thinking: reality TV stars at hotels—no, thanks. But this tale does not involve Speidi or Omarosa or a certain single father of eight. No, the reality TV dude in question here is Danish hairdresser Rene Fris, who was one of the judges for Bravo’s Shear Genius. Here he is wielding his scissors in a suite at the Kimberly Hotel in Midtown Manhattan.
But before you get too excited, Fris has not started a salon residency in the hotel—he was there to give a few lucky folks a makeover. The hair, make-up, and styling session bestowed upon Fred and Susan Denischuk and their daughter Melanie Jaskiw was a silent auction prize at the Viennese Opera Ball. For the lowly among us, that’s one of the big charity galas on the New York City social calendar, thrown by the U.S.-Austrian Chamber of Commerce. It’s the kind of ball where ladies wear long gowns and men are required to wear "white tie and decorations."
It’s held at the Waldorf-Astoria, but it was the smaller but still luxurious Kimberly Hotel which donated the rooms for the Denischuk family to claim their makeover prize last month.
All of this primping and preening took place in a Kimberly suite that had just had its own makeover: the hotel recently unveiled 85 newly renovated rooms and suites (about 45% of the property). The suites have kitchens, separate dining and living rooms with Scott Jordan sofa beds, new California Closets, and Frette linens.
Luxury One Bedroom Suites start at $449 a night this weekend, while a regular guest room is $299 a night. Reality TV hairdresser not included.