The St. Regis New York Invites Guests to Breakfast with Tiffany
by Deborah Wilk | Thursday, July 21, 2011 | 14 Comments
Children’s literature’s most infamous hotel resident, Eloise, complains about a pigeon that sits outside her bathroom and does absolutely nothing but coo. When it flies away, she expects it will check out the penthouse perches of her neighboring luxury hotels. Today, the St. Regis New York offers Eloise’s curious carrier, not to mention travelers, brides, and Audrey Hepburn fans, a look at the latest gem of upper Fifth Avenue hostelry.
The 1,700-square-foot Tiffany Suite is a confection of Beaux Arts moldings, chandeliers, and marble bathtubs appointed with a variety of both cool and warm luxury textiles accented by the jeweler’s signature Tiffany Blue. Furniture, including armchairs by Barbara Barry for McGuire, is inspired by gem cuts and features lacquer, chrome, and mirror finishes. In the blue-and-white dining room, which accommodates ten, the point is to feel as precious as the contents of a Tiffany box. If the meal were catered by the hotel’s star-rated restaurant, Alain Ducasse’s Adour, the effect could easily match that radiated by a multi-carat diamond. Prices begin at $8,500 a night.