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The world-renowned St. Regis hotel in Manhattan just opened a newly redesigned Tiffany’s suite. It’s everything a girl could dream of, and it’s going for $8,500 per night.We took a special tour of the suite yesterday and got to meet John Loring, the Design Director Emeritus of Tiffany & Co., who lead the redesign of the space. Loring said the main goal was to update the suite, which he also revamped in 1991.
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Loring told us that in the 80’s and early 90’s, New York City had a very different atmosphere than it does today.
“The style of New York [in the late 80’s and early 90’s] was anything but young, and fresh, and hip. It was rather ponderous and the suite was aimed at a very different audience than today,” Loring said.
Back then, the suite attracted the likes of business executives, heads of state, and bigwigs from the UN. While it had a great life (the first party Tiffany’s held at the suite was crashed by Tony Curtis!) Loring wanted to redesign the suite for a young, glamorous, more fashion conscious audience.
Paul Nash, the general manager at the St. Regis, said that the iconic suite was now more edgy and contemporary, and “not your father’s hotel room anymore.”
Tiffany’s and the St. Regis definitely achieved this goal. The suite is the perfect place for a bride to spend the night before her wedding, or for a fun girls’ night with friends.
It is mostly white, with accents of classic Tiffany’s blue and Tiffany’s accessories throughout. The highlight of the space is the blue dining room, which feels like the inside of a Tiffany’s gift box.
Another perk? Guests can arrange a special visit to the tenth floor of Tiffany & Co.’s flagship store in midtown, just two blocks north of the St. Regis, to see the workshop of Tiffany’s designer Jean Schlumberger.
They’re then whisked to a private salon on the store’s third floor, where they can sample Tiffany’s signature jewelry.
Here's an up close view of the wallpaper -- it's Tiffany blue with silver and crystal accents. It's handmade and the hotel general manager said it was a nightmare to hang
The bed looked like a giant marshmallow. Every last detail was perfect, down to the design on the throw pillow
The closet is very spacious and features a full length mirror. It's a great place for a bride to get ready
The fireplace adds a nice touch. It's the original installation from when the hotel was built in 1904
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