New York's Renovated Taj, The Pierre, Schedules Re-Opening for June

Following a $100 million renovation to its guest rooms and lobby, Taj Hotels' U.S. flagship, The Pierre, will re-open on June 1, 2009, it announced last week. When it does, it will feature entirely new guest room and bath interiors, as well as a completely reconfigured first floor that will be home to an updated lobby as well as the first U.S. location for noted London restaurant Le Caprice.

"We look forward to welcoming guests to our distinctive world of luxury," General Manager Heiko Kuenstle said in a statement. "We're also excited to join forces with Le Caprice to introduce our new brasserie-style restaurant, Le Caprice at The Pierre, the first restaurant outside of London for this celebrated U.K. favorite."

Upon completion, The Pierre's re-designed guest rooms will feature a new, residential-inspired design. Outfitted with new furnishings, fabrics and decor, they'll offer 40-inch flat-screen televisions, iPod docking stations and wireless Internet access throughout. They'll also offer re-designed bathrooms outfitted with Turkish marble, glass-walled showers and separate soaking tubs.

"We're extremely pleased with the results of our transformed residential-style interiors," Kuenstle said. "The designs perfectly complement The Pierre's classic ambiance of quiet refinement and restore a sense of the property's original grandeur."

To complement its refurbished guest rooms, The Pierre has also completely redone its first-floor public space. In order to accommodate Le Caprice, it's reconfigured the lobby and outfitted it with a new lobby lounge and bar, called 2 East, as well as a new central area for check-in.

For more information about the renovated Pierre, which has 18,000 square feet of meeting space that remains open during renovations, visit