Elite Traveler July-August 2018

Design Perfect for aesthetes, these extravagant suites showcase exciting design collaborations and fine works of art by Lauren Jade Hill


When this 1964-founded hotel underwent complete renovation in the 2000s, The Residence saw a spectacular redesign, too. New York designer Tony Chi and associate William Paley injected sophisticated style and their appreciation of French craftsmanship into the sprawling two-bedroom space, with blue doors inspired by the Palace of Versailles leading through to a grand salon, library and gallery. A massage room, hamman, fitness room and sauna are in the suite’s east and west wings. The kitchen comes with John Pawson Demeyere cookware, and the bar has accessories by Ralph Lauren. Carefully selected furnishings include pieces from the George Smith ottoman collection, Meridiani, Minotti and Philippe Hurel. From its position on the hotel’s top floor, The Residence offers 360-degree views over the city. From $25,167 per night. Contact Kirill Schulepov, reservations manager, gvaha.reservations@ihg.com, +41 229 193 939, geneva-intercontinental.com

SUITE 5000 MANDARIN ORIENTAL NEW YORK, NEW YORK So exclusive it isn’t even listed on the hotel’s website, Suite 5000 acts as a hideaway high above the streets of New York. In fact, the 50th-floor suite is a celebration of its urban surroundings, drawing on the city’s identity in art, film, music and fashion. Immerse yourself in New York’s movie and music history by delving into the suite’s library of films and a music collection curated by Academy Records. The 3,300-sq-ft suite’s interiors, from the three bedrooms and living room to 10-seat dining space with Swarovski wall installation, were created by design firm BBG-BBGM. The dove gray and ivory color scheme with charcoal and black accents are subtle reminders of Mandarin Oriental’s Asian roots. From$36,000 per night. Contact reservations, monyc-sales@mohg.com, +1 212 805 8800, mandarinoriental.com/newyork


The late Irish architect David Collins designed this serene penthouse in the Connaught hotel to feel like the home of a private collector. He achieved this by collecting books, sculptures and paintings to fill the light-drenched space along with specially commissioned artwork. This two-bedroom suite covers 3,068 sq ft with double-height ceilings, an eight-person dining room, living roomwith plaster chandelier by sculptor Philippe Anthonioz and wraparound balcony (featuring two teak decks with topiary) overlooking Carlos Place. Botanical design accents along with fresh flowers by McQueens, a marble fireplace, hand-carved doors and black furnishings finished with gold enhance the suite’s blue, white and lilac color scheme. If two bedrooms aren’t enough, extend The Apartment to become a three-bedroom suite. Or, you could even take over the entire sixth floor and reserve all nine bedrooms. From$24,350 per night. Contact Nancy Getlan, director of sales andmarketing, ngetlan@maybourne.com, +1 212 715 0995, the-connaught.co.uk

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