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St Regis Hotels and Resorts celebrates the upcoming opening of The St. Regis Istanbul in February 2015 with a limited edition scarf collection designed by the brilliant Jason Wu, who has the enviable role of St Regis ‘Connoisseur’. The Grand Tourista Scarf is inspired by Istanbul, where East meets West in an utterly unique and compelling way, providing the heart of the modern traveller’s Grand Tour.
“Istanbul is a city that offers endless inspiration; so I was thrilled to design a scarf collection for St. Regis that at once captures the vibrant energy of the locale and reflects both our brands’ classic yet modern aesthetic,” St. Regis Connoisseur Jason Wu says. “As St. Regis continues to usher in a new era of glamour in destinations around the world, The Grand Tourista Scarf is sure to be the perfect accessory for today’s sophisticated traveler.”
This stunning design comes in three colourways, printed on to luxurious silk twill, finished with hand-rolled edges. The design is inspired by the tradition and history of this amazing city, particularly the stunning views from Maçka Park where the St. Regis Istanbul is located. The scarf launches at the St. Regis online boutique and at Wu’s own online shop, on 1st November 2014 and we think it’s a snip for £120.
“As a hotel brand as international and informed as its guests, St. Regis is thoughtfully building its portfolio in destinations, including Istanbul, where there is a robust demand for high-end hospitality from a new generation of global travelers,” said Paul James, Global Brand Leader, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection and W Hotels Worldwide. “We are delighted to not only introduce The Grand Tourista Scarf, which wonderfully captures the soul of the historic city and the spirit of the new grand tour, but to offer our guests an unparalleled St. Regis experience with the debut of The St. Regis Istanbul early next year.”
The residential 118-room hotel will be designed by award-winning Turkish architect Emre Arolat, channeling the glamour and spirit of 1920’s Turkey and will also house a variety of contemporary art installations, including the Demsa Collection of Art. At Blink London we are huge Istanbul fans and I personally have been visiting the city regularly for the past fifteen years. Take a look here for some of our past posts about this amazing and thoroughly inspiring place. We can’t wait to go back when the St. Regis’ doors are open to enjoy what promises to be an incredible and luxurious experience.