Unveiling of the Bentley Suite at the St. Regis New York

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    Wimberly Interiors has recently unveiled the interior design of the Bentley Suite at The St. Regis New York. The signature suite represents a one-of-a-kind collaboration with the masterful minds at St. Regis Hotels & Resorts and Bentley Motors.“The exhilarating suite is both sleek and refined, reflecting Bentley’s debonair aesthetic and progressive vision within the Beaux Arts architecture of the St. Regis New York,” explained Liana Hawes, creative director at Wimberly Interiors. “The suite features a seductive and sophisticated slate of neutral colours including ivory, charcoal grey and black, punctuated with exquisite soft Bentley leather, highly polished wood and chrome details that evoke the interiors of a racing car.”

    The Bentley Suite is located on the 15th floor of the iconic Manhattan landmark. Upon 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 elegance and contemporary sleekness that reflects the bespoke elements of both brands. The black leather tile floor pairs perfectly with a linen coloured, perforated diamond leather wall, stitched with one of the 42 custom Bentley leathers. A metallic silver mirror, inspired by a carbon fibber wheel rim, sits above an accent table evocative of the dashboard of a Bentley. The suite combines the modern yet glamorous style 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 marking the time in New York, London, Moscow and Riyadh. Bold, black trim is set against cream walls with artwork that displays the heritage of the Bentley brand: images taken from the brand’s founding to the present day. A crystal chandelier adorns the ceiling, 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 are accented with crisp black crown moulding that line the ceiling, ultra-luxe tufted 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 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 the classic Bentley burled wood, complemented by the warm colour palette of aubergine, warm greys and ivory. The ‘root burrow’ wood throughout the room is reminiscent of the signature Mulsanne model’s exotic natural wood veneers.

    IMAGE CREDIT: Bruce Buck

    Daniel Fountain / 07.10.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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