The St. Regis New York has unveiled a gemlike Tiffany suite. T+L drops by.
“I want to bring a bit of sparkle to people’s lives,” says John Loring, whose glossy Tiffany Suite just opened its doors—20 years after the original—at the St. Regis New York, two blocks south of the treasure-filled windows once admired by Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Loring, Tiffany & Co.’s design director emeritus, incorporated clever gem references—a console shaped like an engagement ring here, a crystal wall there—into the silver-and-white rooms. His other inspiration: the style of artist and former resident Salvador Dalí and of socialite Tony Biddle, who used to frequent soirées held in the hotel. “They represented quintessential glamour and turned the St. Regis into the party place of all time,” he says. To keep its legacy alive, the hotel is tapping a range of fashion houses to design suites—Dior is up next, slated for this fall. But for now, the iconic Tiffany Blue has a starring role, especially in the dining room, a glittering setting for dinner—or (yes) breakfast.