Diamond stars twinkled on the tiara atop her head. Three strings of diamonds glittered around her neck. And, of course, her famous brooch, originally designed for Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, dazzled from her chest. This was her party, a celebration of 400 of New York City’s socialites and wealthy elite, hosted at the St. Regis New York. She was Caroline Astor, the preeminent socialite, tastemaker and trendsetter who determined which families would be accepted in New York City’s Gilded Age.
Inspired by Caroline Astor’s love of them, diamonds play a significant role in the motifs and style at St. Regis, founded by her son, John Jacob Astor IV. Always a symbol of riches, treasure and luxury, the precious stone holds a significant place in the heritage of St. Regis and, therefore, is prominently featured throughout each hotel’s space. It makes a mark in everything from the tiled floor in the lobby of the hotel to the iconic St. Regis logo. It appears on bed linens and bath linens, exclusively designed bags and throw blankets, many of which can be purchased so that you may bring the distinctive luxury and cultured heritage of a St. Regis stay into your home.
To begin, browse the bespoke Frette 1860 Collection, exclusively designed for St. Regis by Italian luxury linen designer Frette. The diamond jacquard pattern on the 400-thread-count duvet cover and the refined and luxuriously soft Diamond Throw were each inspired by Caroline Astor’s adoration for the precious stone. The same pattern adorns the Frette Slippers, Pajamas and the Frette Diamond Jersey Robe made with a silk-like blend. Expanding beyond the Frette Collection, the motif also appears on the Caroline Beach Bag, the Diamond Towel Set and the Grand Tourista Bag by Jason Wu, designed exclusively for St. Regis.