Suite Escapes

Fairmont Shanghai's Sassoon Presidential Suite.


Help make your client’s next vacation memorable by staying in-the-know on the latest hotel guestroom and suite upgrades.

Taj Boston just announced the debut of its new Presidential Suite, the Tata Suite. Named in honor of Jamsetji N. Tata, the 1903 founder of Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, this luxurious 1,540-sq.-ft. recently received a complete makeover, including updated interiors and added subtle touches of India and Tata family history. The suite’s parlor boasts expansive windows overlooking Boston’s Public Garden and Commonwealth Avenue, while the spacious master bedroom includes a lavish marble master bath. Other new accents include lush new carpets, silk upholstery fabrics and draperies, and wall coverings.

Special amenities include 24-hour butler service and access to the exclusive Taj Club—the hotel’s private lounge with panoramic city views and daily food and beverage presentations.

Rates for the Tata Suite start at $5,000 per night. For more information,  visit

Over in San Diego, CA, The Westin Gaslamp Quarter was the first  Westin property to unveil the brand’s new guestroom design, with floor-to-ceiling improvements to the property’s 450 guestrooms and suites. Part of a $250 million transformation that is set to be completed in 2012, the new guestrooms have been designed to blend an attractive design with functionally that will provide a solution to many traveler’s need for additional space.

New highlights include custom-designed accent tables that fold to fit a lap top or room service tray, and fold completely closed for added space; expanded closets with more shelves; a luggage rack that doubles as a bench and is easily stored under the TV console; and mirrors featuring an illuminated frosted border.

The property also features eight suites, including three Bi-Level suites, complete with spacious living and dining areas, hardwood floors, a wall of LED candles and a butler’s pantry.

Rates at The Westin Gaslamp Quarter start at $199 per night. For more information, visit

For clients planning an exotic getaway to China, recommend a stay at Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel, which is celebrating its 82nd anniversary with the debut of several brand-new suites, as well as a special anniversary package.

The recent debut of the hotel’s Nine Nation Suites and Sassoon Presidental Suite mark the conclusion of an extensive 3-year property-wide restoration. Measuring approximately 588 sq. ft., each of the new Nine Nation Suites showcase the decorative details of a nation—roses and oak leaves in the plaster moldings of the British Suite, Art Deco paneling and fireplaces in the America Suite, and sliding doors and tatami mats in the Japanese Suite. Additional European color palates and styles are captured in the French, German, Spanish and Italian suites.

Meanwhile, the property pays tribute to its founder, Sir Victor Sassoon, in the Sassoon Presidental Suite. This suite occupies the entire 10th floor penthouse where Sir Victor once lived. The suite features one spacious bedroom and a grand living room, both overlooking the breathtaking view of the Bund, the Huangpu River, Pudong Skyline. The in-suite dining area accommodates up to 10 guests for intimate private dinners.

Other highlights include an additional living room, bedroom and study, as well as a 52-inch flat-screen TV, Bose Audio i-Pod docking station, Blu-ray DVD player and wireless and Internet connectivity.

Fairmont Shanghai’s 82 Years of Elegance package includes accommodations in an Art Deco-inspired guestroom, daily access to the fitness center at Fairmont’s Willow Stream Spa and a guided tour of the hotel with the onsite historian. Rates start at $262 through Aug. 31.  For more information, visit