It's the first hotel room design collaboration for Bentley Motors, but when looking at the Pictures it might be true that it won't be the last one. The delightful St. Regis Hotel in New York, not far of the famous Central Park located, has already done collaborations with e.g. Dior or Tiffany and the luxurious Bentley Suite definitely fits in this Line.
The one-of-a-kind hotel suite is located at the 15th floor and prices per night start at $9,500 plus tax and includes complimentary access to the 2013 St. Regis Bentley Mulsanne within a 10-block radius of the hotel such as a Butler Service and in-suite champagne bar.
“As guests enter the suite, they will be greeted by a room which bears all the hallmarks of Bentley design values – many of the fittings reflect jewellery features in our cars, and the use of leather and colours convey the special cocooning that drivers and passengers feel when they experience the interior of a Bentley,” said senior Bentley designer, Daniele Ceccomori.
On entering the expansive 1,700 square foot suite through a set of double doors, guests are greeted by the defining characteristics of the luxury automobile brand: a blend of cream and neutral tones, set against the rich wood finishes of the handcrafted furnishings found throughout the space. The suite’s design boasts a unique juxtaposition of classic elegance and modern sleekness that reflects the bespoke elements of both brands. The black leather tile floor pairs perfectly with a linen coloured, diamond-quilted Bentley leather wall. A metallic silver mirror, inspired by one of Bentley’s wheel designs, sits above an accent table evocative of the dashboard of a Bentley and reflects a sculpture of the renowned Mulsanne Bonnet mascot, the Flying B. Guests immediately feel that the suite is both elegant and daring, combining the modern and glamorous qualities of the brand with the timeless and impeccable style of The St. Regis New York.
The dining room features an expansive media wall including a large TV as well as four Breitling clocks, Bentley’s long-term partner, marking the time in New York, Riyadh, London and Moscow. The dining table uses Bentley’s smoked fiddle-back eucalyptus veneer offset with metal engine-spin place settings. Bold, black trim is set against cream walls with artwork that displays the heritage of the Bentley brand: images taken from historic moments from the brand’s founding to the present day. A crystal chandelier adorns the ceiling, echoing Bentley’s headlight styling, while a sumptuous leather rug and dark stained white oak floors bring to life the understated elegance of the brand.
In the living room, ivory walls accented with crisp black crown molding lines the ceiling, ultra-luxe tufted Bentley leather sofa and wing chairs provide ultimate comfort and relaxation, and a crystal chandelier decorates the centre of the room. Luxurious menswear-inspired herringbone drapery with seatbelt detailing runs from floor to ceiling, framing windows that provide breathtaking views overlooking Fifth Avenue and Central Park.
The bedroom features a custom sleigh bed with one of the classic Bentley burled wood veneers, complemented by the warm colour palette of aubergine, warm grays and ivory. The ‘root burrow’ wood throughout the room is one of the signature Mulsanne model’s exotic natural wood veneers.
Paul H. F. Nash, general manager of The St. Regis, comments: “The St. Regis New York has a long and storied history of partnering with brands who offer our guests unparalleled access and experiences. Bentley has long stood alone as the world’s premier maker of hand-crafted automobiles. Its impeccable attention to detail and dedication to artisanship makes it the ideal collaborator for this beloved hotel.”