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By webadmin | November 20 2012
New York, New York—Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
The Bentley Boys, a group of wealthy, Jazz Age-era motor enthusiasts who exclusively raced the namesake automobiles, would feel right at home in the new Bentley Suite at The St. Regis New York. The iconic brands partnered to create the one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath bespoke suite inspired by the legendary British automaker. Past St. Regis custom suites have tended towards a feminine aesthetic—think Dior and Tiffany,/a>. Not so with the Bentley Suite, where suiting-inspired herringbone drapery, leather-tiled floors, green-stitched calfskin walls and ebony-colored molding generate a decidedly masculine feel. Discerning gentlemen will also appreciate the subtle nods to the carmaker—much of the furniture was handcrafted at Bentley’s factory in Crewe, England—found throughout the 1,700-square-foot accommodation: A crystal chandelier with interlocking circles is inspired by an engine, and a collection of international clocks evokes a sleek dashboard. Adding to the exclusive experience, suite guests have access to the hotel’s Bentley Mulsanne, the first 2013 edition in the United States. But with features like signature St. Regis Butler Service, an in-suite champagne bar and living and dining rooms spacious enough to host decadent revelries, you might just find you have little need for the vehicle (from $9,500 a night).