Just when you thought Bentley
only meant uber luxurious cars with great performance, you realise how wrong
you can get. For many of us who know no other word besides driving, Bentley is
continuing its celebrated collaboration with St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
with a new Bentley Suite making its debut at The St. Regis Istanbul. This suite
is inspired by the Continental range of Bentley grand tourers, it is designed
for the modern aficionado of unparalleled luxury and personalised service.
According to a press release,
as the latest modern interpretation of the partnership between St. Regis and
Bentley Motors, the Bentley Suite at The St. Regis Istanbul unites
craftsmanship and luxury, with a curvaceous design inspired by the Bentley
Continental GT. The suite lends itself to entertaining with an expansive
balcony overlooking Maçka Park with breath-taking views of the Bosphorus and
the city. The living room and bedroom, as well as the one and a half baths,
dressing room and powder room feature bespoke details derived from signature
Bentley design cues.
Christophe Georges, Director
of Product and Marketing, commented: “The new Bentley suite at The St. Regis
Istanbul marks the next phase of the partnership between Bentley and St. Regis
Hotels & Resorts. The emergence of Turkey as a modern luxury destination
affords Bentley the opportunity to bring our signature style and contemporary
design to a new and discerning audience of travellers who want to experience
the soul and sophistication of a gateway city in an environment of exceptional
materials and finishes.”
The entrance foyer benefits
from mirrored ceilings, reflecting a marble floor inset with a Continental
wheel inspired design. On entering the living area, walls of curved veneer
evoke the Continental while highlighting the suite’s corner location. Floor to
ceiling windows maximise the panoramic experience, providing a unique
entertaining space against the backdrop of some of Istanbul’s most iconic
sights. These same vistas can be enjoyed from an oversized terrace.
The living room features a
bespoke built-in sofa crafted from Bentley leather, which brings Bentley’s
unique motoring luxury indoors. The sofa, equipped with two champagne bottle coolers,
features signature Bentley diamond upholstery with curved lines that echo the
architecture of the suite. Overhanging the scene, a captivating light
installation based on the Continental’s jewelled headlights and the sinuous
curves of the Nürburgring Racetrack completes the room.
Further cues can be found in
the elegant wet bar. Inspired by the wings of a Bentley dashboard, olive ash is
accented with engine spin, anthracite and claret. The bar doors open to reveal
three Breitling clocks, allowing guests to enjoy a cocktail while keeping time
with contemporaries in Istanbul, London and New York. A bespoke humidor is
incorporated into the bar set up; hand crafted in the Bentley woodshop
alongside the cars that inspired the suite.
Handcrafted finishes and
individual furnishings are prevalent throughout. His-and-hers jewellery boxes
cosset guests’ treasured items during their stay and sit alongside items from
the Bentley home collection, notably the chaise in the bedroom. Bentley’s
iconic matrix grille also features in abstract form; captured in wool and silk
in an exquisitely crafted rug.
Custom flooring and carpeting
line the separate bedroom, where an expansive work desk resides alongside a
40-inch pop-up television. A bed base, tailor-made from burgundy hide and
bright engine spin, houses an oversized signature St. Regis bed while an entry
touch panel and portable iPad place room controls at guests’ fingertips.
A glass box within the
bedroom, the master bathroom extends the bespoke experience, employing marble
book-matched slabs to create a dramatic pattern that surrounds a dual-basin
sink, glass-enclosed rainforest shower, and freestanding glass-enclosed
bathtub. A 19-inch mirror television further elevates the restorative retreat,
while an adjacent dressing room ensures complete privacy. Designed with
travellers' needs in mind, it boasts shelving, storage, and a makeup vanity.
The suite also features an additional full bathroom and powder room.
Guests can enjoy an immersive
musical experience courtesy of British hi-fi creator Naim Audio. In the living
room, the high-performance SuperUniti all-in-one player is integrated into the
room, producing a crystal-clear sound, and allowing guests to relax with their
own music. In the bedroom, guests can access Naim’s award-winning Mu-so
wireless music system via Bluetooth. It features technology inspired by Naim’s
in-car audio system, available exclusively as a custom option for all Bentley
Marking the debut of the
luxury brand in Turkey, The St. Regis Istanbul is designed by award-winning
Turkish architect Emre Arolat, and is a modern interpretation of Istanbul’s
glamorous Art Deco era. The St. Regis Istanbul is home to the first
international outpost of Wolfgang Puck’s Spago restaurant, which stars as the
hotel’s signature culinary experience. Located on the hotel’s rooftop, the
restaurant offers stunning views of the vibrant city. The hotel also offers
rejuvenating spa treatments at the Iridium Spa.
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