edited by Craig Kellogg -- Interior Design, 7/1/2006 12:00:00 AM
It's curtains for dated, Bonfire of the Vanities baroque at New York's RIHGA Royal Hotel, a luxe property once managed by Marriott International. The David Collins Studio redesign, which debuts in phases this fall, is to be a paragon of Anglo chic—renamed, fittingly, London NYC. August sees lobby demolition begin in preparation for the arrival of moderne two-tone flooring in travertine and Belgian black marble. Details overhead will include plaster chandeliers and a nickel ceiling grid. David Collins actually traveled to China himself to produce the woven-silk map of London behind the registration desk. Up next for the same investors, Luxury Resorts: London LA, another Collins redesign, and Arizona's Boulders resort, being remade with the help of Diller Scofidio + Renfro.