Top 5 Celebrity Luxurious Suites
Top 5 Celebrity Luxurious Suites
While we’re not suggesting you jump into bed with the rich and famous (although, hell, who are we to stop you if the opportunity arises?) but you can sleep in their beds after they’ve left. Not a bad way to choose a room, since celebrities often check-in to the very best suite a luxury hotel can offer.
Here’s a TOP 5 Celebrity luxurious suites starting with…
Coco Chanel Suite, Ritz Hotel, Paris
For 37 years Coco Chanel lived here in the rarefied elegance of this suite overlooking the gardens and Place Vendome. Today, with each piece of furniture and every object carefully restored, you can enter her private style sanctuary. Baroque mirrors and Coromandel lacquers reflect light on the signature quilted padding of the sofas. An exquisite chandelier overhangs it all. Chanel’s eye wasn’t burdened by detail, and here none have been left to chance. Many famous people have left their legacy at the Ritz from the Windsors to Hemingway. But interestingly of all the suites that have remained devoted to them, none attracts as high a price as that of Chanel.
We also found the photoshoot Vogue did with Kate Moss at Ritz Hotel.
John Lennon Suite, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal
This is the suite that gives a whole new meaning to the phrase lie-in. After they’d been in the Amsterdam Hilton staying in bed for a week (to misquote Lennon) John and Yoko moved to this room in Montreal and had all the furniture moved out into the hall apart from the bed in which they set up camp. The management would prefer you left the furniture alone these days although they pay homage with framed black and white prints of John and Yoko above suite 1742’s new four poster bed. The hotel still has the couple’s original room service order so if you want to eat like The Lennons, order poached fillet of sole, salad and scrambled eggs. They also asked for a cage big enough for a white rat, although nobody seems quite sure why. The hotel offers a ‘Give Peace a Chance’ package which includes a CD of Lennon lyrics, pyjamas and white flowers – at a celebrity price of course.
Oscar Wilde Room, L’Hotel, Paris
“My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go,” Oscar Wilde said in lying on his bed in this hotel room in 1900. The wallpaper won and Wilde died soon after. The 20-room L’Hotel is a five star luxury hotel with all the trimmings – a little different from its star rating in Oscar’s day, when it was a fleapit called Hotel L’Alsace. Wilde was flat broke when he stayed here. The Jacques Garcia designed hotel does have a suitably flamboyant decor but Oscar would no doubt be relieved to know that the current walls are no longer covered with offensive wallpaper but framed letters written by the hotel management of the day asking Wilde to pay his bill. We advise you to think of something witty to say before you check in; you never know who might ask for a quote.
The Churchill Suite, Mena House Oberoi Hotel, Cairo
During World War II US President Franklin Roosevelt, Chinese General Chiang Kai-shek and Brit Prime Minister Winston Churchill met at Mena House for what became known as the Cairo Conference. Apparently Churchill was so fond of the view from suite 623 he slept with the curtains open so he could see the pyramids of Giza, which are close to the hotel. There is also a Montgomery Suite (706) if you are more into the idea of being in the front line rather than saving the world by negotiation.
Last but not least…
Vera Wang Suite, Halekulani Hotel, Waikiki
Vera Wang has a particularly refined form of resort wear. Largely black and often structured, it is beautiful, yes, but one can wonder where to wear it. Wang has provided a solution to this with her eponymous suite in the 100 year old Halekulani Hotel that overhangs the edge of the ocean at Waikiki. Here Wang combines charcoal drapes and dark wood overtones with a delicate interlude of neutrals. Not a snip of tropical rattan is in sight. Adding to the elegance is Wang-style service with her own perfumes, limousine transport, personally selected movies and a self-styled cocktail suggestion.
Suites information via the luxury travel bible