A telescope was found in our room during our stay in August 2007.
The work space looks far better than the old boring desk we had to work with during our stay and the bed got a major upgrade. But most importantly, that eyesore of an armoire with the chunky black TV has vanished for good.
Here's an official description of the renovated rooms and their new amenities:
Celebrated for his expertise in luxury hotel design, interior designer Frank Nicholson’s vision for the hotel’s renovations continue to infuse Ritz-Carlton elegance with contemporary furnishings and décor. Nicholson set out to set the standard for modern luxury in New York City.
The guestroom design concept incorporates various color schemes featuring teals, golds, grays and yellows. Beautiful new desks, LG HDTV flat screen televisions, rich built-in dressers with cantilevered desks and custom-designed lamps mix seamlessly to create warm, serene, and relaxing living spaces.
All guest corridors received new carpets and upholstered wall coverings. Additionally, the hotel’s Club Lounge has expanded its seating and updated furnishings.
Also, we can only see the carpeting in the guestrooms which look to be fairly pleasant. Marriott may be strong-arming the Ritz-Carlton these days, but we hope that their penchant for fugly carpeting stays within the Marriott brand.
Room rates at the spiffed up Ritz-Carlton Battery Park now start at $395 a night.
What the old beds used to look like.