For starters, the Blue Door restaurant will be replaced with a new signature restaurant, Bianca, helmed by executive chef Brian Massie. Bianca will serve modern Italian fare (using farm-to-table organic ingredients) for breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout four different dining areas--the main dining room, lounge, veranda and lobby.
Blue Sea, the communal dining experience, will remain open but now with sushi classics from chef Massie. And this being the Delano, where design is paramount, Bianca will also show off a glam new interior:
BIANCA will feature extraordinary design elements, including its antique pillars imported from Southeast Asia, in addition to traditional Italian furniture with a contemporary twist. The windows will be flanked with natural wood blinds covered by gold linen drapes to allow an open and airy feel for guests that want to be part of the glitz and glamour of the iconic Delano.
Once you've finished dining, your options for "going out" will actually involve "staying in" at the hotel. The hotel's Rose Bar will get a mini cosmetic face-lift by including richer fabrics and colors but it's the renovation of the Florida Room where everyone who's anyone will end up this season.
Lenny Kravitz's old basement space will be named FDR after--you guessed it--Franklin Delano Roosevelt. While the description of the lounge only says it's an "invited escape speaking to the need for sexy evolved nightlife" we can confirm that hotel guests will have access to FDR and that it will not be some members-only joint a la Boom Boom Room. We hear it will actually operate very similar to how The Florida Room worked so if you wanna get in, we say get there right when the place opens for the night.
But just a reminder, all these crazysexycool changes won't be unveiled until the new year. So once you've recovered from your New Year's Eve and Day hangovers, throw on your sunglasses and head over to the Delano to test them out. We may even see you there!