The St. Regis New York’s Pursuit of Private Access

You know luxury. We don’t doubt that you saturate your spring calendar in opulence, but we tempt you to allow the St. Regis to pencil-in some suggestions and do the work for you. The St. Regis Hotels & Resorts brand is partnering with some of the world’s most acclaimed influencers and brands, including Verdura, Fendi, and Porsche, to bring you its Aficionado program, giving jetsetters private access to the world’s premier collections and auctions. Taste, style, culture, adventure, humanity, wellness, whatever your pleasure, The St. Regis is in hot pursuit of it. The St. Regis New York is stepping its well-heeled foot (and maybe extending a limited-edition Bottega Veneta-laden hand) in the door to bring you a never-before tasted vintage of an unexpected kind. The Aficionado program at The St. Regis New York is placing Fifth Avenue at your doorstep, no, really.

Opening its first St. Regis Hotel in New York City more than a century ago, the timeless brand is still celebrating with tantalizing additions to its unique, luxury hotels located in haute spots around the world. For those of you staying in the city, The St. Regis New York has just the right extraordinary event for you. From May 5 through August 15, 2010, guests can get a silver spoonful of NYC’s cultural prominence with an Aficionado Costume Institute experience that stops at nothing to provide you with fashion and design. Guests are invited to take a private guided tour of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute exhibition, American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity, led by a member of the Metropolitan’s curatorial department.

Guests will be chauffeured to and from the exhibit in the St. Regis Flying Spur Bentley and to an exclusive shopping experience curated by influential stylist Cameron Silver. Forget dessert, guests will indulge in style, with visits to fashion destinations, stores, and showrooms throughout the city, including Judith Leiber, Verdura, Philip Lim and the high-end vintage boutiques FROCK. And if you’re still thinking about that Apple Tarte Tatin at the end of the night, then in-room dining is only a phone call away from The St. Regis New York’s custom designed Bottega Veneta luxury suite. Your experience will ensue with a lavish night in the stunning 1,700-square-foot suite, designed by creative genius Tomas Maier, named New York’s most opulent suite by The Los Angeles Times.

And if New York is just the first stop on your circuit, then except to experience more of St. Regis Hotels & Resorts’ Aficionado programs at the most exclusive addresses in the world with such exciting offerings as VIP tickets to The St. Regis International Cup, a tour of Fendi’s design studio, a rare cognac tasting and a behind-the-scenes look at the Vatican Museum, just to name a few, and more coming each season. So let the season turn, turn, turn with private access to jets, islands, parties, and now, once-in-a-lifetime experiences finely tailored to suit your posh expectations and the individual luxuries that identify you, courtesy of The St. Regis brand…sigh, don’t you just love private?