NEW YORK — For brides who can’t get enough of Tiffany, they can spend their wedding night in Tiffany blue bliss.
The St. Regis New York has unveiled a one-of-a-kind Tiffany Suite on its 14th floor, where guests can stay overnight, beginning Thursday. The 1,700-square-foot suite features neutrals such as whites, beiges, charcoal gray and silver accented with the signature Tiffany blue. Upon entering the suite, guests will recognize many jewel-inspired references. The foyer has a Tiffany-blue glass-beaded and silver-leafed handmade wall covering, while the entry console’s design is a subtle reference to one of Tiffany’s most iconic pieces, the engagement ring. Accent pieces include an intricate jewel-shaped mirror on the wall and a silver-leafed table. The furnishings mix modern, Art Deco and classic pieces, such as McGuire jewel-shaped armchairs, a contemporary coffee table and desk with white lacquer and chrome accents and mirrored side tables. The bedroom has a porcelain flower installation; a bright, contemporary floral patterned love seat; a Tiffany blue striped upholstered headboard, and a lush white comforter.
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The living room, with a nonworking fireplace, showcases the suite’s floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Fifth Avenue with views of Central Park. A bar cart features an array of Tiffany crystal barware and accessories. The dining room was designed to resemble a Tiffany blue box. The walls and ceiling are painted a Tiffany blue, and the crown moldings and doors are a contrasting crisp white. The crown jewel of the room is a shimmering and sparkling crystal chandelier, which resembles dripping gems.
“There’s a long history of the two brands [St. Regis and Tiffany] working together,” said a St. Regis spokeswoman. She said in 1991 John Loring, now design director emeritus of Tiffany & Co., designed a Tiffany suite at the St. Regis, which had more jewel tones (emeralds and sapphires), heavier woods and was more masculine in feeling.
The new Tiffany suite, which is a collaboration between the Tiffany and St. Regis design staffs, already has bookings throughout the summer. The price for living the high life at Tiffany? A cool $8,500 plus tax per night.