Bentley Speed Six outside St. Regis Hotel, New York CityEnlarge Photo
Bentley magazines and art books are neatly stacked on sideboards and tables, should the occupant wish to read more about the marque, its racing history, and the design of its current and future vehicles.
Ceccomori referred several times to the interior design esthetic of the XP9 F, the crossover concept whose exterior styling received what can charitably be described as mixed reviews from both critics and Bentley buyers.
"We believe the two brands are perfectly matched, both bringing a clear understanding of what is important for a genuine luxury experience - attention to detail, quality, a sense of heritage balanced with contemporary style and an instinctive knowledge of what is right for our customers," said Bentley board member Kevin Rose.
The Bentley Suite, he said, will "will become a benchmark for taste and quality and a destination in its own right in one of the world’s most wonderful cities.”
The St. Regis has two other luxury-branded suites--from Tiffany and Dior--but the Bentley Suite is the first created together with a carmaker.
Earlier this year, Bentley and the St. Regis announced a global partnership that offers guests and customers such exclusive experiences as driving programs and special events.
The hotel was built in 1904 by magnate John Jacob Astor, and has remained a landmark of New York City luxury for more than a century.