New York City is one of the most fashionable metropolises in the world — from the chic locals to the impeccable interior design throughout the city. While what’s “in” is always changing, a handful of haute hotels prove that some looks are timeless. Over the past decade or so, fashion designers have been lending their skillful eye to luxurious Big Apple hotels to create magical spaces. Here are a few specialty suites that are as beautiful as next season’s collections.
Dior Suite, The St. Regis New York
As one of 10 specialty suites in the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel, the Dior space is all glitz and glamour. Blanketed in the iconic Dior palette of warm grays, subtle purples and soft whites, the suite features unrivaled views of Fifth Avenue and 55th Street. In the living room, you can’t help but revel in your surroundings — the high ceilings, crown moldings, wainscoting and opulent crystal chandelier are reminiscent of Christian Dior’s Parisian headquarters on the fashionable Avenue Montaigne. You’ll find couture-inspired fabrics throughout in the form of wall coverings, upholstery and window treatments. And when you stay in the Dior Suite, channel your inner French fashionista with a complimentary bottle of champagne.
Eloise Suite, The Plaza Hotel
Eloise is this Four-Star hotel’s most famous “resident,” so it makes sense that she would have her very own suite. Betsey Johnson, known for her funky designs, is the mastermind behind the cotton-candy-colored Eloise Suite. Decked out in all shades of pink and black, this is the perfect place for kids. (There’s an adjoining “grown-up” suite, too.) In true Eloise form, there’s a chandelier with pink-tipped lights, which matches the striped pink and white walls. And you’ll feel her presence throughout the space with Eloise and Weenie dolls, Eloise robes and towels, and the character’s name scribbled on a wall in neon lights. Whether you’re reading Eloise to your kids at night or having a themed tea party, this is a fashionably fun way to stay at The Plaza Hotel. And even if the little ones don’t appreciate the beautiful designs, you will.
Jewel Suite, The New York Palace
As part of the newly renovated Towers at The New York Palace, this dazzling suite was created in collaboration with jewelry designer Martin Katz. Sprawled out over 5,000 square feet, the three-level masterpiece showcases a shimmering two-story “cascading crystal” chandelier that complements the $1.5 million worth of floating jewelry displays. Everywhere you look sits another gem-influenced piece — from jewel-toned furnishings (picture amethyst pillows and sapphire couches) to a hand-blown glass chandelier in the dining room. The lavishness goes beyond décor, though; on the third level, relax by the wood-burning fireplace or venture outside to take a dip in the elevated stone hot tub. Booking the Four-Star hotel’s Jewel Suite means you also get a few extra perks, including a complimentary Martin Katz Diamond Microband ring and a private consultation with the designer himself or one of his associates.
Photos Courtesy of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. and The Plaza Hotel