This October, Windsor Court Hotel will unveil a $15 million renovation. In addition to modernizations for all 316 guestrooms and suites and the grand opening of Waterman Poolside Bar, the refresh will affect public spaces, including hallways, elevator landings, the Club Level Lounge, and La Chinoiserie, the 3,700-sq.-ft. ballroom on the hotel’s top floor.

“This project was rooted in our desire to stay true to our old-world British elegance and classic luxury decor without having any feeling of being dated or antiquated,” said Windsor Court GM Ralph Mahana, in a press material. “By updating and upgrading our furnishings, color palette and bathrooms, our guestrooms and corridors are brighter, more vibrant and refreshing—yet they maintain the charm, style and elegance for which our hotel is known.”

The most marked of the updates and improvements is the addition of the hotel’s newest libation destination, Waterman Poolside Bar, located on the rooftop for stunning views and overlooking the property’s 65-ft. saltwater pool. The drink selection includes frozen cocktails, wines by the glass, beers and wines on tap, and an assortment of specialty mocktails. A menu of shared plates, salads, sandwiches and wraps is ideal for outdoor dining, and there’s even a kids’ menu.

Changes to the rooms and suites include new furniture—living and dining room chairs, custom-designed coffee tables, re-upholstered leather head boards with reading lights, full-length dressing mirrors, Tempur-Pedic sleeper sofas and residential-style bedside tables with convenient charging stations. New entryway flooring, fresh room and bath accessories from Restoration Hardware and Arteriors, upgraded bathtubs with Botticino Fiorito marble surrounds, and glass door shower enclosures to replace outdated shower curtains round out the room updates.

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