The Pompadour Suite - Le Meurice

Paris, France

Classical Contemporary

Launched in July 2016, this suite is a tribute to the iconic Madame de Pompadour, Patron of the arts, symbol of femininity and passion at the 18th century. The Pompadour Suite is the perfect blend of classic and modern and incorporates intuitive automation and state-of-the-art technology to provide guests with maximum comfort. The sumptuous décor, inspired by the 18th century, has been designed by Charles Jouffre, in the style of a royal residence. The design involved several highly regarded artisans, with expertise as distinguished as silk by Prelle, trimmings by Declercq and chandeliers by Lucien Gau. Le Salon, the suite’s opening act, is the epitome of the 18th century: symmetry, solid oak Versailles parquet, Regency-style wood paneling, hidden doors, Louis XV fireplace, cornices, chandeliers and rich trimmings. The invisible technology delivers the ultimate in modern comfort: televisions are concealed behind reproductions of paintings, switches control lighting with maximum precision, USB ports are hidden in the sofa armrests, and complete darkness can be achieved with a remote control.

 

Suite Talk Q&A

  1. What is a typical day in the life of a suite? Like Madame de Pompadour, I’m very “coquette” and I like being as beautiful as possible! All the staff, and especially the housekeeping, are kind to me and take care of me every day. Between a check-out and a new check-in, ballets of room maids are busy cleaning me up. The beautiful carpet in my living room is carefully brushed, as is my sofa, and the cushions designed by Charles Jouffre are rearranged correctly. The beds are prepared with a lot of attention, and fresh flowers are set up. 
     
  2. What is your biggest indulgence in captivating new guests?  I would say that my first advantage is my location in the heart of Paris. Did you know that I am just a few minutes’ walk from the Place Vendôme and the Louvres museum? Furthermore, I am captivating because I have a hidden treasure: an invisible technology. The designers who created me drew inspiration from a jewelry technique, which consists of hiding a piece’s setting to show only the sparkle of its precious stones, when installing invisible yet omnipresent, state-of-the-art technology. I am unique because I offer a reinterpretation of eras, styles, and expertise to showcase timeless elegance while delivering the ultimate in modern comfort. 
     
  3. What would be your advice for a first-time guest visiting? Ask one of our Guest Relations managers to talk about my history and to show you my little secrets…
     

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Opal & Sapphire Suites - The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

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A Long Lasting Island Impression

Located on the 3rd floor of the exclusive North Tower, the Opal and Sapphire suites offer the finest in distinctive accommodations. The lavish residential retreats include a 1,300 square foot terrace featuring sweeping ocean views of the Caribbean Sea and world-renowned Seven Mile Beach, a luxurious Chef’s kitchen, and the services of a personal assistant to cater and attend to every detail.  However the day unfolds in Grand Cayman, let us provide an unforgettable retreat.  

 

Suite Talk Q&A

  1. What was your favorite feedback or comment received from past guests? It was this, left in a hand-written note to Housekeeping: “Thank you for bringing me back to life.”
     
  2. How would you like to be remembered? I’d like to be remembered as the place where you finally were able to let your smartphone run out of battery, where you enjoyed the sunshine and tropical breezes on your face, where you were caressed by the warm smiles of my caring staff, and where your heart and senses were all touched by new pleasures. That’s why I am here – to help my guests find joy.
     
  3. Who was your all-time favorite guest? Well, I can’t divulge names -- but it was a famous basketball player who had come to the resort for his wedding. The guest forgot to pack his dress shoes and discovered it just moments before the ceremony was to begin. I sent out an alert to all of my suite team, and within a couple of minutes, we had tracked down a very tall employee with the same shoe size – and a pair of dress shoes sitting in his closet at home. Our team member dashed to his place, grabbed the shoes and brought them up to the suite for the VIP guest to wear for the wedding, shining the shoes while he was running across the resort grounds.

    Moments later, the wedding ceremony proceeded beautifully, and our basketball player was a vision in his “something borrowed” shoes. The guest was already a hero to all of us, and we were honored at the very kind thank you note which he left for us in the suite, bringing tears to all of our eyes. It was a special, happy day for many people, and it made us all very proud to be a suite.

     

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The Dower House - Coworth Park

Berkshire, England

Life in the Cozy Country

The Dower House is the signature suite and the jewel in Coworth Park’s crown. Combining luxurious touches with a cozy country feel of its Ascot setting, this historic Grade II listed building built in 1775 is ideal for those seeking privacy and the quiet life. The Dower House offers five-star luxury and features three inviting bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms and a spacious fully-equipped kitchen and elegant dining area, perfect for sharing a family meal. The study, drawing room and dressing room provide additional space to relax, and the house has a picturesque garden with a tranquil stream and spectacular countryside views.

 

Suite Talk Q&A

  1. What is a typical day in the life of a suite? Every day I say good morning to our resident swans - Pukka and Chukka - that live in the lake in front of me. Before any guests arrive, our expert housekeeping team at Coworth Park runs rigorous inspections from room to room to ensure everything is in perfect shape. My fireplace in the living room may be lit in the cooler months to ensure the rooms are all snug and cozy, while in the summer the terrace will be all prepared for al fresco dining. My favorite past time is watching the exciting high-goal polo tournaments from my windows come May. 
     
  2. What would be your advice for a first-time guest visiting? Enjoy long walks in the Berkshire countryside and wander the paths amongst the wildflower meadow during the spring and summer months. Don’t forget to explore the local area as we are located moments away from the Ascot Royal Mile and Windsor Great Park. Our new bike fleet menu gives you the chance to choose from riding tandem, atop a Penny Farthing or take the children in a Babboe Cargo around our country estate in style while cycling around the grounds. Indulge in delicious British countryside cooking from our executive chef Adam Smith. Guests can taste the finest in British ingredients and flavors from our specially created Best of British menu or appreciate one of our elegant wine dinners at Restaurant Coworth Park in collaboration with our preferred wine partners. Don’t forget to bring your riding boots and meet our horses for a gentle hack or book a polo lesson with Guards Polo Academy manager and professional polo player, Ebe Sievwright. For a quintessential British treat, try our delicious afternoon tea featuring amazing creations by our head pastry chef Lucy Jones. 
     
  3. Is there a famous name, a particular street or monument that you most identify with? What inspired your style? My heritage and character has been influenced by the personality of my distinguished owners over time. Dating from 1776, my estate has passed through the hands of a long list of Lords and Ladies including the Earl of Derby who owned the estate for the early half of the 19th century. My proximity to Windsor Great Park and the Royal Estate influences my style and adds to my eccentricity. 


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Deluxe Corner Suite - Baur au Lac

Zurich, Switzerland

The Best of Both Worlds

The rooms' refined eclectic style is characterized by timeless design. Exquisite art deco artifacts skillfully contrast with French period furniture and modern elements using only the highest quality materials. With a masterful eye for design, the interior designer Frédéric d’Haufayt has given this suite an elegance all its own. Great emphasis was laid on spaciousness and all furniture and lighting features are custom-made in France, Belgium, England, and Germany. Each item was hand-selected with an unfailing sense of style. While offering the ultimate in comfort, luxury, and privacy, the suite has been equipped with every, yet hardly noticeable technical refinement. The large, luxuriously appointed marble bathroom with separate shower and toilet, heated floor and daylight match up to the highest demands of comfort, design, and equipment.

 

Suite Talk Q&A

  1. What is a typical day in the life of a suite? As soon as a guest leaves me, I feel a little bit sad, as I got used to their voice, steps, and scent. One day my guest is on a business trip and I barely see them, and right after I might have a big family staying with me. My duty is to make everyone feel at home. After check-out, I am always confused and do not really know what is coming next, but luckily I have the most dedicated staff on earth, which newly decorates me and aligns everything! They pamper me! No detail is too small. Thanks to them, I get back on my feet quite quickly and feel fresh and happy to welcome my next guest.
     
  2. What was your favorite feedback or comment received from past guests? My favorite feedback until now has been that I have a most wonderful view of the private park, lake, Alps, and canal. As my name indicates, I am located in one of the corners and that is why you can enjoy breathtaking views. Personally, I would say I have the best view in the entire Baur au Lac. You can compare it to have the best seats in the theater. 
     
  3. What would be your advice for a first-time guest visiting? Zurich is a city which is rich in cultural highlights. It is one of the leading art trading cities in the world with more than 50 museums and over 100 galleries. The Opera House, Tonhalle Orchestra (concert hall orchestra), as well as the Schauspielhaus Zurich (municipal theater), provide a culture of the highest standards. If you have the chance, do not miss a visit to at least one of them during your stay.

    All major cultural and tourist attractions are within walking distance from the Baur au Lac. The beautiful park along the lake and
    Zurich's old town are also within easy walking distance and provide charming routes for joggers and walkers. Furthermore, the hotel is just a stone's throw from the Bahnhofstrasse, one of the world’s most famous luxury shopping streets. There is a little bit for everyone in Zurich. Last but not least, my goal as a suite is to complement your stay with the highest comfort, whether you come for business or leisure.

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The Ritz-Carlton Suite - The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya

Herzliya Pituach, Israel

The Luxurious Marina Lifestyle

Situated in the ultimate luxury retreat of The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya, the 2155 square foot Ritz-Carlton Suite is the largest in Israel. It offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and spectacular views of the Herzliya Marina. Equipped with an Italian-designed kitchen and separate dining area with seating for 10, expansive living spaces that include stylish seating and a large executive desk overlooking the Mediterranean coast, marble bath, separate shower and tub, second bathroom for convenience, spacious wooden balcony providing stunning views of the marina, floor-to-ceiling windows in the dining area, living room and bedroom and an en suite dry sauna.

Inspired by the luxurious marina lifestyle, the design of the suite is contemporary and fresh; it features rotating works of art from Israel’s renowned masters and exhibits a stunning selection of paintings and sculptures of upcoming local talent. Amid the suite special amenities is a connecting room for security, a nanny or a maid, which can be closed off into a separate Ritz-Carlton Suite unit. The suite also offers a separate entrance to the private kitchen, ideal for entertaining and for lavish informal business meetings accompanied by a meal. A premium “wet bar” is offered to the suite occupants, and a dedicated butler can be arranged. 

 

Suite Talk Q&A

  1. What is your biggest indulgence in captivating new guests? Our personalized amenities are tailor made to suit the preferences and purposes of each guest. An embroidered doggy bed was present in the suite for the arrival of a prominent artist who traveled with her pet; a hand-crafted cake with the logo of a luxurious vehicle was available for the launch of a new model of car which took place in the suite. Daily, the suite meets guests with photos of loved ones arranged by our Guest Services department, freshly picked flowers for a bespoke occasion and creative food creations from a dedicated team of pastry chefs. 

    Some other, more routine amenities include complimentary pick up from the airport by the hotel limousine, complimentary WiFi, phone calls world-wide, complimentary garment pressing for 5 items, complimentary water, 24-hour room service, 24-hour butler service (on request), a welcome amenity made by our pastry department and bathroom amenities that were custom made for The Ritz-Carlton by Asprey. 
     
  2. Is there a famous name, a particular street or monument that you most identify with? What inspired your style? The hotel interior is inspired by the luxurious marina lifestyle, the surrounding nature and the mesmerizing Mediterranean horizon. We attempted to bring the nature indoors in a harmonic blend of pastel shades of gold and blue, together with the wooden decks.

    The suite design is modern and fresh; it features rotating works of art from Israel’s renowned masters and exhibits a stunning selection of paintings and sculptures from upcoming local talent. 

    Our commitment to preserving the environment is evident in the green technological advancements of the building: the decks in the balcony are made of recycled re-compounded rice, while the cooling or the air in the rooms is done using a ventilation machine that goes 330 feet into the water and uses sea water to power the air conditioning. 
     
  3. Who was your all-time favorite guest? For a hotel that is now entering its fourth year of operation, we have quite a few guests who return to our hotel regularly. On our anniversary, we presented these guests with their own business cards that stated, "Ambassador of The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya." These are our Ambassadors; however, all our guests are our favorites. 
     

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The Residences - Grace Bay Club

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

Pure Perfection

With direct access to Grace Bay Beach, I offer magnificent views of the powder white beach and turquoise sea inside and out. I also have plenty of connections and provide my guests private airport transfers, a personal concierge, private chef upon request, daily complimentary breakfast in-villa, a complimentary start-up bar (rum, vodka, mixers, wine and beer), daily housekeeping, complimentary dining shuttle to Grace Bay Club or West Bay Club, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and non-motorized sports.
 
Celebrity interior designer Thom Filicia lavishly outfitted every inch of me with inspiration pulled from the natural beauty of my surroundings. My color palette combines serene, natural hues with vibrant pops of Caribbean-inspired color found throughout my living quarters, which feature five bedrooms and baths and 6,400 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space. Lounge outdoors in my oversized daybed next to the fire pit, or take a dip in my infinity pool and hot tub.
 

 

Suite Talk Q&A

  1. What is a typical day in the life of a suite? As soon as a guest checks out, the entire space gets a rub-a-dub. Our housekeeping, pool and beach and engineering teams work their magic to beautify me with a thorough inside-out cleaning that you would expect of a luxury resort. Once that is settled, all of the complimentary kitchen staples and generous starter bar, consisting of beer, wine, spirits, and mixers, are completely replenished for the next guest to enjoy. 
     
  2. Is there a famous name, a particular street or monument that you most identify with? What inspired your style? Of course, my location on Grace Bay Beach defines me – it’s been voted the world’s best beach time and time again. In general, Turks & Caicos Islands is my source of inspiration for its natural beauty and tropical surroundings. I’ve been decorated by celebrity interior designer Thom Filicia who chose a color palette that combines serene, natural shades with vibrant pops of Caribbean-inspired color and accessorized with pieces that emphasize my closeness to white sand beaches and clear blue waters.
     
  3. Who was your all-time favorite guest? I never kiss and tell, because my celebrity guests do truly love me for my discretion. I can tell you that—for whatever reason—Grammy winners love me! I occasionally dabble in Emmy winners, too.
     

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Royal Suite - Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Rise of the Dutch Golden Age

Walk into a genuine piece of Amsterdam history, in former homes of famous Dutch Admirals dating back to the 17th century. Timeless elegance with cream-colored walls, wooden ceiling beams, warm autumn colors and a subtle mix of classic and contemporary furnishings; an elegant and soothing atmosphere in which to enjoy privacy, refinement and absolute comfort. The well-appointed Royal Suite is located on the third floor of a former canal house and overlooks the hotel’s opulent courtyard. Contemporary design combined with monumental wood beamed ceilings create a historical home away from home atmosphere. Featuring a magnificent king-size bedroom with an upstairs private balcony, and a spacious bathroom fraught with Hermès amenities. A living room with lounge and dining area adjacent to a small library with a working desk create the perfect setting for a business or leisure stay. Approximate size: 100 square meters / 1076 square feet. 

 

Suite Talk Q&A

  1. What would be your advice for a first-time guest visiting? One of my favorite suggestions is to let the Butler or Concierge take interested guests along for a bike ride or a stroll in the surroundings. Accompanying them to ‘De Drie Fleschjes’, the oldest tasting venue of Amsterdam, is my favorite. Telling guests the history of one of our legendary visitors, Michiel de Ruyter, who also was present during the opening of this typical Dutch cafe in 1650, is really stepping back in time. The hotel has its own ‘The Grand Jenever Barrel’ including the typical jenever glasses, so to raise the glass with the guests and let them taste a unique piece of Amsterdam is an experience they will never forget! 
     
  2. How would you like to be remembered? Since 1578 we have welcomed celebrated authors, royals, ambassadors and heads of state. From 15th-century convent to royal lodgings to Dutch Admiralty headquarters to the city hall of Amsterdam. Guests staying with me will experience five-star luxury in a unique “Amsterdam” ambiance, furnished with French elegance and grandeur. 
     
  3. Who was your all-time favorite guest? If only walls could talk…they would surely have extraordinary tales to tell. Of 16th century princes and queens on diplomatic missions, and the 17th century admirals commanding launches for distant lands. Not to mention stories of eager artists and craftsmen, pursuing a vision as they decorated Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam. The majestic Grand, overflowing with history but vibrantly modern. A supreme hotel experience for guests from oceans away, or some just across the canal. 
     

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Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite - Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

Johannesburg, South Africa

The Home of “Long Walk to Freedom”

Enter the magnificent Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite via a glass-enclosed elevator and experience unequalled luxury. The stately African décor of this premier suite is the epitome of the style and elegance for which the Saxon is renowned. This stately 200 square meter suite features an entrance, guest bathroom, guest suite, separate lounge, dining room and business area with a business desk and iPod docking station. The master bedroom has a king size four-poster bed, separate bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, walk-in shower and steam room. There is a fully equipped butler’s kitchen and 24-hour butler service. The suite offers views of the gardens and pool terrace.

 

Suite Talk Q&A

  1. What is a typical day in the life of a suite? Every morning a team of dedicated housekeepers come and visit and make sure I am in the most perfect form for a guest arriving for the day. I have the Front Office management team visit me to lovingly place a key on my desk table for the family or guests that will be visiting me, they are joined by my dedicated Butler who makes sure that all of the little goodies that my guests will be receiving are in the suite. They take one final walk through to make sure that I am perfectly laid out for the next guest I will be hosting. From there I eagerly await the arrival of my guests. 
     
  2. What would be your advice for a first time guest visiting? Take in the views! The views from my lounge at sunset or from the Olive Bar are amazing! Johannesburg is truly a cultural hot spot, so I recommend a tour and a visit to the Maboneng precinct. 
     
  3. How would you like to be remembered? I would like to be remembered as the home for President Nelson Mandela while he edited his book ‘Long Walk to Freedom.’
     

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Thomas Jefferson Suite - The Jefferson, Washington, DC

Washington, District of Columbia

Following the Footsteps of the Founding Father

When guests walk in the first thing they remark upon is how beautifully designed the Thomas Jefferson Suite is. The ownership of The Jefferson makes sure that the suite is always well taken care of so it’s frequently repainted, reupholstered and ready to welcome anyone from families to heads of state. They had a big influence in the design, making sure that it was elegant enough, but still feel homey and comfortable. The suite’s most unique feature is probably the views. You can see the White House and the Washington Monument from the living room! The amenities include: complimentary WiFi, phone calls worldwide, complimentary garment pressing for up to 5 items, complimentary water, 24-hour room service, 24-hour butler service, a welcome amenity made by our pastry department and bathroom amenities that were custom made for The Jefferson by Red Flower. It also features a kitchen with Wolf appliances and it can connect to a Deluxe King room so you can add on another bedroom if you needed to.

 
 
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Suite Talk Q&A

  1. What is a typical day in the life of a suite? A typical day; I’m so glad you asked! It’s really difficult being the largest, most luxurious suite at The Jefferson. At 1,900 square feet on the highest floor; being the Presidential Suite is hard work! Well, first off, I take a big stretch; even though we’ve only been open since 2009, The Jefferson has lived on the corner of 16th and M St, since 1923 so it’s important to keep my historic bones moving. Then I wait for my hair and makeup team, also known as Housekeeping. There are a lot of members of my glam squad that are responsible for making sure I stay in tip-top shape! I’m deep cleaned; any of my corners that may have gotten chipped are repainted, by Engineering. My kitchen, which is equipped with Wolf appliances is stocked with anything that the incoming guest needs & anything they have specifically requested by the Food & Beverage department and lastly, the Executive Housekeeper comes in and gives me one last look before I’m camera ready. 
     
  2. What was your favorite feedback or comment received from past guests? How comfortable I am and how much I feel like home. My living room has a fireplace and a hidden TV so it’s ideal for meetings or a gathering of friends and family. There’s a dining room table that seats 10 so guests don’t have to leave the comfort of their room to dine. Did I tell you about my bed? I didn’t? WELL! My bed is a custom made California King; made just for me as are the linens. My bathroom is huge and features a soaking tub and a TV in the mirror (all of our rooms have this feature) so you can luxuriate in the tub while catching up on current events.

    If a guest would like to work out, there is also a small fitness area with free weights, mats and an elliptical trainer so they can get in their daily steps all without having to leave me!
     
  3. What is your biggest indulgence in captivating new guests? Well, being part of the most awarded hotel in Washington, DC doesn’t hurt. Neither does our location. Did you know that I am just four blocks from the White House and the views from me are insane! You can see the White House, the Washington Monument and can even get a glimpse of the planes taking off from Reagan National Airport, which is just 5 miles away from the hotel. Some of my amenities include, complimentary WiFi, phone calls world-wide, complimentary garment pressing for 5 items, complimentary water (we bottle our own), 24-hour room service, 24-hour butler service, a welcome amenity made by our pastry department and bathroom amenities that were custom made for The Jefferson by Red Flower. Our signature scent is called Monticello Grove and features botanicals that one would have found in Jefferson’s beloved Monticello.
     
  4. Is there a famous name, a particular street or monument that you most identify with? What inspired your style? Jefferson, of course! The hotel pays homage to Jefferson with small touches at every turn. We have Jefferson signed documents that span his political career in our lobby and our Book Room, which is open for guests and filled with volumes of books that Jefferson would have read during his time. In Plume, our Michelin-starred restaurant, we feature one of the largest collections of Madeira, a fortified wine that was used to toast the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which Jefferson helped write. Some of our vintages Jefferson could have enjoyed in his lifetime, our oldest currently dates to 1720!
     
  5. What sets you apart from other suites in this city? Well, since this is Washington, DC there are lots of other lovely suites in the city; so many to choose from! I think what sets me apart from other suites is how at home people feel when they step into my foyer.
     
  6. What would be your advice for a first time guest visiting? Don’t jump on my bed! Just kidding! Talk to our staff about some of the amazing things there are to see in the city. We have some of the most welcoming employees in town from Ahmed at the door to Chris, our Les Clef D’or concierge and a native Washingtonian. Everyone here wants to make sure that our guests have a one of a kind DC experience. Also, bring sneakers. DC is a big walking city and we are within walking distance to many of the city’s must-see neighborhoods including Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, the 14th street corridor and the National Mall where many of our famed museums reside.
     
  7. How would you like to be remembered? As Jefferson once said, “Traveling is good for your health and necessary for your amusement.” I hope that people will always travel to Washington, DC to learn about this historic city and that they’ll always think of The Jefferson as their home away from home.
     
  8. What is your suite motto? In the words of my namesake, “You shall find me with a room, a bed and a plate with a hearty welcome.” Thomas Jefferson wrote that in a letter to James Monroe in 1784 and it still holds true today. Sure, The Jefferson, DC is a luxury, boutique hotel with all of the modern amenities, but at the end of the day, we really just want to be warm and welcoming to all of our guests and provide them with all of the essentials they’ll need for a great visit including excellent customer service.
     
  9. Who was your all-time favorite guest? Now, now…we don’t play favorites here at The Jefferson. All of our guests are our favorites; it’s why we’re all here!
     

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Nijinsky Suite - Hotel de Russie, a Rocco Forte Hotel

Rome, Italy

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Experience the Art of Simple Luxury

Located on the top floor, the Nijinsky Suite has spectacular views of the Villa Borghese gardens, our own Secret Garden, the Pincio and across the Eternal City. The suite is decorated in a contemporary style and is composed of a library, guest powder room, sitting room, kitchen with a separate bar area and a dining room that seats 10 guests. The dressing room and the walk-in wardrobe lead onto a marble and mosaic bathroom with a steam bath and separate shower. The 239-square-meter terrace is furnished with comfortable wooden sun lounges and large teak tables for dining under the discreet and striking light of roman torches.

 

Suite Talk Q&A

  1. What is the typical day in the life of a suite? I have a very busy life exactly like my wonderful team who takes such good care of me. From the minute a guest leaves, the housekeeping equip is ready to give me a “full bath”, dress me up and spray me with an inviting fragrance. My outfit is completed with wonderful flower arrangements signed by our in-house florist.  After a final inspection I am ready for the new guest….how glamorous it is to be a Presidential suite!  
        
  2. What was your favorite feedback or comment received from past guests? A lovely young honeymoon couple once stayed with me and fell so much in love with my contemporary style, combined with comfort and individual flair, that they decided to design their new house exactly like me. So, I now have a “twin sister” in California!
     
  3. Is there a famous, a particular street or monument that you most identify with? From one side of my terrace, guests get a wonderful view on Via Margutta, a picturesque narrow street that became popular after the film “Roman Holiday” and developed into an exclusive neighborhood, where various famous people have lived, such as film director Federico Fellini. Via Margutta originally was home to modest craftsmen, workshops and stables, but now hosts many art galleries and fashionable restaurants. 

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Hassler Penthouse Suite - Hassler Roma

Rome, Italy

A Perfect Roman Holiday

Located on the Hassler Roma's top floor, the 400 square meter Hassler Penthouse Suite offers the most breathtaking view over Rome’s city center skyline, including the Spanish Steps and Piazza di Spagna with its Barcaccia fountain by Bernini and the famed Via Condotti, Rome’s most exclusive shopping street. Elegant, contemporary décor blends seamlessly with a state-of-the-art music and lighting system. The elevator provides direct access to the suite, which features two panoramic terraces in Travertine marble, a grand piano and fully-stocked cocktail bar area in the spacious and elegantly-decorated living room with dining area, two beautiful large rooms with king beds and one single room, a kitchen with custom-designed fine bone china tableware, and of course the unique views of the city which may be admired from every room, including the spacious bathrooms complete with chromotherapy enhanced rain showers. 

 

Suite Talk Q&A

  1. What is a typical day in the life of a suite? It is real serious work being the most luxurious and largest suite at the Hassler Roma! I do wake up every morning admiring the spectacular sunrises over Rome and then I wait for the housekeeping, the F&B and the engineering team to get me dressed and made up! I am cleaned, perfumed and decorated with beautiful amenities and flowers. My kitchen is fully stocked with anything that the incoming guest may need. Every single time I feel like a Bride getting ready for her big wedding day.
     
  2. What would be your advice for a first time guest visiting? I suggest to spend the first day with me! Indulge in one of my beautiful terraces admiring the stunning views of Rome’s skyline. My facilities, my butler, and all my services will provide a unique and unforgettable experience. Just relax and enjoy the most beautiful suite in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
     
  3. What is your suite motto? The Hassler Motto is “Stairway to Heaven".   
     

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Repubblica Suite - Hotel Savoy, a Rocco Forte Hotel

Florence, Italy

A Residential Renaissance in the Heart of Florence  

Located on the second floor, historically known as the “Piano Nobile,” the spectacular Repubblica Suite offers guests a 110 square meters of comfort as a two-bedroom suite, and four balconies over the Piazza. The suite features an inviting sitting room, a stylish master-bedroom with walk-in wardrobe, lavish Carrara marble bathroom, and an elegant guest bedroom with a white marble bathroom. The suite’s cozy, inviting and sophisticated space, designed by Mrs. Olga Polizzi, with the Rocco Forte flair and attention to detail, combines contemporary and traditional influences, embodies the spirit of Florence and is ideal for discerning travelers looking for an unforgettable stay.

 

Suite Talk Q&A

  1. What is the typical day in the life of a suite? My day is very pleasant, the entire team takes care of me and makes sure I look amazing to welcome our special guests for the first time and to surprise them again during their stay. My team treats me wonderfully; it is very nice to be made up every day.   

    They re-order the living area, clean the floors and windows, re-order the sofa, blow out the pillows, put soft and fresh new sheets on the bed, check the curtains to create the perfect light, clean the balconies, make up the bathroom, changing the towels and the bathroom amenities, and then perfume me so that I am ready for the florist to come! And here the beautiful miracle happens, spectacular flowers are settled in my living area and in my bathroom creating such a magical atmosphere before the team comes up with the amenities for our special guests to be placed before the guests arrive or return. But before opening my doors to the clients, my team needs to carefully check me and give the green light to the reception when I am ready to welcome our Special VIP Guests.
     
  2. Is there a famous name, a particular street or monument that you most identify with? I am named as the main square of Florence, Repubblica, where the Column of Abundancewhich marks the exact center of the townstill represents a “meeting point” for locals.
     
  3. Who was your all-time favorite guest? I am the Chief of the “Repubblica Wing," which is the block of all the 8 rooms and Suites located alongside me on this wing of the Noble Floor. I cannot forget our first experience all together when we hosted a large family! I was the leader and hosted the Head of the family. Such a magical atmosphere was created entertaining the rest of the family in my living area, leaving the kids going around the Wing with an absolute residential comfort.
     

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Villa La Cupola - The Westin Excelsior, Rome

Rome, Italy 

Roman Splendor

Located on the fifth and sixth floors of the hotel, overlooking Via Veneto, Villa La Cupola is one of the largest suites in Europe. Inaugurated in 1999, the central attraction is undoubtedly the domed living room, which features a breathtaking frescoed Cupola. A private elevator and a marble staircase lead to the upper floor of the suite, with its own private fitness room and a magnificent Pompeian style Jacuzzi pool. The suite encompasses over 1000 meters of luxury on two floors with panoramic views including a large dome living room, two bedrooms, private Jacuzzi pool, fitness room, sauna and steam bath and seven terraces. 

 

Suite Talk Q&A

  1. What is your biggest indulgence in captivating new guests? I love spring time because my terrace is set up with colorful flowers from where my guests can admire the beautiful Roman sunset sipping a delicious dry Martini. 
     
  2. How would you like to be remembered? I love to be remembered as the address where the Dolce Vita was born. 
     
  3. Who was your all-time favorite guest? Mick Jagger of the legendary Rolling Stones appreciated and enjoyed my beautiful rooms during one of his concerts in the Eternal City…what an honor!   


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Presidential Suite - The Leela Palace New Delhi

New Delhi, India

A Royal Affair

I am the Presidential Suite at The Leela Palace New Delhi. Spanning over 4,800 square feet, I am often referred to as an ‘epitome of uber luxury’. Ms. Madhu Nair, Director of Interior Design of Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts wanted my guests to experience the grandeur and elegance of the royal heritage of India. She along with KNA Design, USA brought this vision to spatial reality. Over 1000 flowers, first edition lithographs, commissioned art work, nearly 40 pure silver handpicked collectibles, gold leaf ceilings, and intricate wood work along with antique souvenirs, lend me a ‘true sense of a palace’ and let my guests experience a ‘rare luxury’. I span over 7 bays and I have facilities which allow my guests to indulge in both private and public rendezvous overlooking the serene calm of Devi sculpture nestled in the lush greens of the sacred inner courtyard.

 

Suite Talk Q&A

  1. What is your biggest indulgence in captivating new guests? The biggest indulgence for my guests is the personalized service he/she gets from the team at the palace. In the past, my team has flown down special flowers from Thailand for one of the guests who loved to adorn her hair with them and has even created a bespoke shopping experience inside the suite for one of the guests by inviting the top handloom designers to showcase their select collection.
     
  2. How would you like to be remembered? As the pinnacle of luxury, opulence and magnificence distinguished by highly personalized services.
     
  3. Who have been your all-time favorite guests? I can share a few names that are in public domain already and have had the opportunity to experience my elegance: Tom Cruise, Prince of Morocco, Tommy Hilfiger, Akon, King of Spain, and The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. 

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Suite Carré d’Or - Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo

Monaco, France

Mesmerizing Moments

Welcome! Get ready for an unprecedented experience of hotel luxury. In my 240 square meters, my terrace and I demonstrate exemplary balance between exquisite taste and indoor/outdoor refinement, orchestrated in all its sumptuousness and the tiniest detail by Jacques Garcia, the famous architect-decorator who restored the property's letters of nobility during the renovation. The first striking impression when you enter is the extraordinary 180° view from my terrace of Monte-Carlo and its "Golden Square" overlooking the "Belle Époque" casino, the gardens and the sea to infinity. With my very comfortable furnishings, I offer an unforgettable tableau open to the sky! 

 

Suite Talk Q&A

  1. What would be your advice for a first time guest visiting? Arrive in style with the 7 minute helicopter ride from Nice Airport, indulge yourself with a candlelit dinner on my terrace to enjoy the breathtaking view of the sunset over the Monte-Carlo Casino and the sea.
     
  2. Is there a famous name, a particular street or monument that you most identify with? What inspired your style? I like to identify myself with Audrey Hepburn for her iconic image which has long been associated with timeless grace, simplicity and style.
     
  3. Who was your all-time favorite guest? My favorite guest was a woman who decided to come to Monaco for a long stay and out of all the suites in the city, she chose to stay with me for 4 months! She loved me so much she ended up staying for more than a year! 

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Duomo Suite - Park Hyatt Milano

Milano, Italy

A Marvel in Milano

Panoramic views of Milan welcome you to a 1238 square foot suite featuring living room with a collection of unique Chinese vases, dining for six, furnished outdoor terrace, kitchenette and marble bath with whirlpool tub and rain shower. Venetian stucco, hardwood floors and Italian marble accent the stylish decor. Enjoy incomparable views over the Galleria's glass dome from a magnificent furnished terrace with a Jacuzzi covered in gold mosaic consisting of 50,000 pieces. The Jacuzzi, warmed up during winter, offers a complete experience in this suite: privacy, wellness and an unforgettable skyline.

 

  Suite Talk Q&A

  1. What is your biggest indulgence in captivating new guests? The biggest indulgence you will experience staying with me is the private Jacuzzi on my terrace, overlooking the golden Virgin Mary of the Duomo Cathedral.
     
  2. Is there a famous name, a particular street or monument that you most identify with? What inspired your style? I am called “Duomo” as Park Hyatt Milano has an exclusive and unique location, in the historical heart of the city, steps away from the famous Duomo Cathedral. Guests can try to “touch” the Duomo Cathedral while staying with me. 
     
  3. How would you like to be remembered? I would like to be remembered as one of the best suites at one of the most prestigious Park Hyatt hotels around the world. I have a unique strong Italian accent, where guests can experience a sophisticated, uncommon and enriching stay.

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Royal Suite - Hotel Arts Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

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Sophistication Between Sky and Sea

The Royal Suite is a duplex luxury apartment suite located on the top floors of the hotel and has been designed to combine maximum privacy and excellent service with an air of independence. The duplex features two bedrooms, a spacious lounge with terrace, kitchen and a private gym with a personal trainer available.

The Royal Suite apartment interiors have been created for an exceptional living experience combining the powerful architecture of Bruce Graham with the warm elegant interiors conceived by Antoni Puig, José Juanpere and Jaime Treserra.

 

Suite Talk Q&A

  1. What was your favorite feedback or comment received from past guests? One of my favorite moments was when a family staying with me invited all of our butlers and the concierge team to have dinner with them in order to thank us for the great service and attention.
     
  2. What would be your advice for a first time guest visiting? I highly suggest visiting the Gaudi monuments with our knowledgeable private guides.  
     
  3. What is your suite motto? I am a timeless Mediterranean experience between the sky, the sea and the design of Barcelona.


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Producer Suite - The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New York

New York, New York

Broadway's Brightest Star

Master designer Thierry Despont demonstrates that the joy is in the details in this penthouse suite with terrace and roof deck on the 10th floor. Bespoke lighting and fittings set the stage for chic cinnamon and spice-hued leather furnishings. The king bed with handmade Shifman mattress is dressed in fine Frette linens and down comforter edged in coffee-colored accents. The sleek, modern bathroom has sparkling granite countertops and heated floor, double sinks, an integrated 19-inch mirrored television and jacuzzi. Luxuriously appointed and designed with entertaining in mind, the living room with fireplace and adjacent dining area with outdoor balcony access and a pantry provide dramatic interiors enhanced by a spiral staircase to a large roof deck with attractive views over West 44th Street and Manhattan’s skyline.

 

Suite Talk Q&A

  1. Is there a famous name, a particular street or monument that you most identify with? What inspired your style? My style was inspired by one of the most famous American architects, Stanford White and my location in the Heart of Manhattan also inspired my style. Built in Empire Art Deco style in 1905, The Chatwal is a monument by itself, as a landmark and historically preserved rare masterpiece of Stanford White.  I myself, am a tribute to the quintessential New York art form – ‘Theater on Broadway’. It has taken vision and perseverance of many a great Producers to create some of the most amazing Broadways shows. I am most aptly designed so and positioned such. I am a celebration of beauty, art, culture and refinement.
     
  2. What would be your advice for a first time guest visiting? It is ideal to experience me in the spring and summer for outdoor dining. I also host outdoor movie screenings. Allow our butlers to spoil you with any whim and fancy. In autumn and winter, indulge in an aperitif on the roof under heat lamps with stunning views of the Manhattan skyline while wrapped in custom Alpaca blankets. Or, simply order in-room dining from the hotel’s famous restaurant, Lambs Club, and relax by my fireplace in the plush living room. 
     
  3. How would you like to be remembered? I want to be remembered as the ultimate, timeless blend of classic and contemporary design in a historic landmark building with the most passionate details and service. I have the most amazing views and convenient location to truly experience New York at its best.


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Gendarmensuite #723 - Regent Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Entertaining Entertainers

The Gendarmensuite is approximately 1291 square feet and provides a panoramic view overlooking the historical Gendarmenmarkt square. This suite is also available as a two bedroom suite. The master bedroom and the connecting room each feature a king-size bed. The suite has a separate bed and living room with furniture related to the classical Biedermeier style. The spacious living room provides a large antique writing desk, a comfortable sitting area and an open fireplace as well as a dining table for 8 guests, which is also suitable for small meetings. All suites feature a DVD player, complimentary WiFi, a hifi system and a TV in each room. The bedroom is equipped with a walk-in closet and a comfortable armchair for relaxation. The marble master bathroom has a dressing table, deep soaking bathtub, a separate walk-in shower and a toilet in a separate room, as well as a flat screen TV and a telephone. The Gendarmensuite offers a kitchenette with separate service entrance which is equipped with a microwave, espresso machine, refrigerator and cooking facilities. 

 

Suite Talk Q&A

  1. What is a typical day like in the life of a suite? No single day in my life is alike. That is due to my multiple film producing and celebrity inhabitants. In the morning, I am getting groomed by my maid Ilonka who cares for my interiors like a mother. I shall be tidy and ready to welcome my guests. I am not supposed to tell any secrets about my inhabitants, but for the night, when they return from their duties, I give them shelter from their fans, entourages and their work.
     
  2. What was your favorite feedback or comment received from past guests? Being beautifully furnished in Biedermeier style, many of my inhabitants say that while dwelling in my premises, they feel like lords & ladies of the good old times. 
     
  3. How would you like to be remembered? I am a place of serenity for both the adventurous voyager and the urban explorer. I would encourage you to just linger a little longer.


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Eiffel Suite – 461 - Hôtel Plaza Athénée Paris

Paris, France

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Hotel Couture

2014 marked the beginning of a new era for Hôtel Plaza Athénée Paris with a renovation that not only embraces the past 100 years but looks into the future: combining a classic style with a contemporary flavor. The project was carried out with the help of the following designers and artists; the architect Jean-Jacques Ory, who was responsible for extending the premises; the interior designer Bruno Moinard for the decoration of the communal areas; designers Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku for the Alain Ducasse at Hôtel Plaza Athénée restaurant and Le Bar; and finally Marie-José Pommereau for the restoration of the guestrooms and suites. 

The Eiffel Suite is decorated in beige with pink tones. Pommereau chose a range of warm tones for the walls including peony, yellow, and silver as well as using materials such as damask, embroideries and plain silks from top couture houses to adorn the windows, armchairs, and beds. The “wow factor”: as if looking at a painting, the Eiffel Suite overlooks the Eiffel Tower through a silver-framed window.

 

Suite Talk Q&A

  1. What is your biggest indulgence in captivating new guests? At the end of the stay, before the departure of our guests, the staff perfumes the luggage with amber, so that upon arriving home, the scent of the Hôtel is always present and they remember the good times spent at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée.

    In terms of entertainment, the hotel offers a different kind of experiences to our guests. During Christmas time, we build an ice-rink. The Hôtel Plaza Athénée iconic red bears and Corolle’s “Snow Treasure” dolls will delight children and parents alike amid the dazzling decor of sleighs, sleds and a mysterious forest.
     
  2. What sets you apart from other suites in this city? 
    We perfectly know our guest's needs and expectations. It allows us to offer an exceptional service. Don't forget the wow effect I offer as the Eiffel Suite. I offer a unique view of Paris through a silver framed window with a view of the Eiffel Tower.

    I'm accustomed to hosting celebrities and famous people. Many film productions take place at the Plaza Athénée. For example, my peers and I received the Sex & The City movie team with actress Sarah Jessica Parker.
     
  3. What would be your advice for a first time guest visiting? I would start the day with a morning of shopping on Avenue Montaigne. Then enjoy lunch in our courtyard garden to admire geraniums that are the pride of the hotel. Afterward, I suggest a visit to the Dior Institute for care and a massage. Do not forget the tea time in the galerie, and taste Angelo Musa’s (our new Executive Head Pastry Chef) pastries.

    By early evening, put on a red (emblematic color of the hotel Plaza Athénée) dress and enjoy a Black Mojito at the Bar of the Plaza Athénée. To end the day, experience the Alain Ducasse restaurant at Plaza Athénée; Chef Meder and his team will help you discover new flavors.


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