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Five-Star Hotel Luxury Suite 97

New York, New York, USA

Completion: 2013

This design brings luxury and glamour to the

Visitors entering the suite find an elaborate,

The cool, rich patterns found in the Carrera

penthouse “Empress Suite,” considered one of

abstracted orchid pattern set in marble.

marble flooring, walls and counter spaces

New York’s most exclusive places to stay.

With silvery tones, rich velvets and delicious

amplify the oversize bath. Black cabinetry

curves, the master bedroom’s design cues

and modern, side-by-side vessel sinks provide

Located on the 50th floor of a five-star hotel,

reference old Hollywood while remaining in

a sleek contrast outdone only by the round,

the suite has floor-to-ceiling windows offering

step with contemporary design.

sumptuous black freestanding tub. A custom

panoramic vistas of Central Park, the Hudson River and Columbus Circle.

halo-style pendant hangs over the tub, backed Elegant stripped millwork, recessed

by a seamless curved marble wall that cleverly

lighting and crystal sconces add drama

conceals a dramatic standing shower. The

The suite includes a master bedroom and

to the bedroom. A curved wall backs the

transparent back wall’s elaborate, damask-

second bedroom, dining and living room,

room’s centerpiece, the bed’s upholstered

type pattern complements the space.

media room, study and butler’s pantry, as

velvet headboard.

well as two points of entry, two full baths and a powder room.

to curate the suite's exclusive art exhibition of

lattice pattern, an oversized walk-in closet

New York City-inspired works by established

The design draws inspiration from the brand’s

and dressing room features leather-wrapped

and emerging contemporary artists.

heritage while celebrating the modern

doors and custom drawer pulls. Shelves and

character of Manhattan. Contributing to

spaces are backlit to put clothing, jewelry

the aesthetic are custom-made furnishings,

and accessories on display. Designed

highly curated artwork, a dramatic entryway

in collaboration with Dior, the closet is

sculpture, a customized Swarovski chandelier

fashionable and functional.

and hand-woven area rugs with textured, freeform edges.

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The hotel partnered with Whitewall magazine Bound by glass with an elaborate etched

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3,300 sq. ft. / 307 sq. m.

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