Inside the Newly Revamped Tiffany Suite at the St. Regis New York
You know the saying, "the best things come in small packages?" Never is it truer than when you've got a Tiffany & Co. trademark robin's egg blue box in hand. Whatever's in it has got to be gooda perfect dream come trueand since 1991 guests at the St. Regis New York have had the option to book the hotel's Tiffany Suite and take the Tiffany's experience to another level.
After twenty years, it was about time to renovate the one bedroom beauty, and the modernized Tiffany Suite just debuted this week. Where the old suite was "imperial" and corporate, this one is now fashion-conscious and inviting. The place is littered with precious Tiffany items, from silver trays to crystal lamps, and even a blue leather desk blotter. In front of a living room windowthe one boasting the best view of Fifth Avenuesits a TIffany bar cart set with crystal decanters and silver cocktail shakers, all catching the light and drawing the eye.
The entire suite, all 1,700 square feet of it on the 14th floor, is a veritable jewel box. This is completely on purpose of course, as the first stay package for the $8,500 per night suite can include a visit to Tiffany's private salon around the corner. If you're a man about to propose, you may surprise your lady with a stay in the suite and a salon filled with a selection of rings for her in your price point. "Now I know where you can buy a ring and have your wedding night," says St. Regis General Manager Paul Nash. If you're a woman looking to treat yourself, well...both the St. Regis and Tiffany's will be at your beck and call.
"I don't want this to be your father's hotel any longer," Nash continues.
The suite is comprised of a bedroom, master bath, guest bath, living area, dining room that seats 10, and entry foyer. A few words on the dining room: it. is. crazy gorgeous. While talking with Tiffany & Co's Design Director Emeritus John Loring, he pointed out that it's like a Tiffany's box turned inside-out. Even the ceiling is painted blue, with the gem inside the box being the chandelier and its pearl-like cascades. This is Loring's favorite part of the entire suite, but not nearly the most valuable. "It's the people inside it [who are most valuable]," Loring admitted. A good answer, too, since those who can afford to stay in the suite will likely come with their own entourage or body guard and make full use of the private entrance.
Tiffany & Co. Design Director Emeritus, John Loring
The Tiffany Suite is available for bookings right now, and you may contact for pricing and special arrangements here. What's next for the St. Regis? Well, there's still the Christian Dior Suite that's in need of a revamp...
[Photos: Cynthia Drescher for HotelChatter]