Alexis Bittar Creates Jewelry for St. Regis Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC (January 5, 2011) – The St. Regis Washington, D.C. is delighted to announce a collaboration with Alexis Bittar, one of today’s most innovative and admired jewelry designers. Bittar is beloved by stylish Washingtonians and a favorite of First Lady Michelle Obama, who is often seen wearing his signature brooches.

In celebration of the debut of St. Regis Hotels & Resorts’ twenty-first hotel and the brand’s global growth, Alexis Bittar has created a bespoke collection exclusively for St. Regis. The St. Regis Collection by Alexis Bittar includes earrings, a necklace and brooch and draws inspiration from legendary St. Regis founding patroness Caroline Astor, the mother of St. Regis founder John Jacob Astor IV and one of the most influential social and style icons of all time. The St. Regis Washington, D.C. is pleased to unveil the St. Regis Collection by Alexis Bittar to guests in Washington.

“We are thrilled that such a talented designer has crafted a chic jewelry collection for The St. Regis Washington, D.C.,” says General Manager Laura Schofield. “The timeless pieces that Alexis Bittar has created embody the rich history and elegance of our hotel, and we are excited to unveil the collection to Washingtonians.”The St. Regis Collection by Alexis Bittar speaks to the brand’s rich history and its dedication to modern sophistication. Paying tribute to Caroline’s love of pearls and diamonds, this exclusive collection features Bittar’s signature Lucite alongside pearls in rich cream, platinum and champagne hues. Crystal accents grace the dramatic strand of pearls, drop earrings and floral brooch harkening back to the jewels Caroline wore at her legendary Midnight Suppers. From the flagship St. Regis New York to Bora Bora, from Rome to the newly opened St. Regis hotels in Osaka and Lhasa – this remarkable collection will now be available for fashionable guests at The St. Regis Washington, D.C. and around the world.

Alexis Bittar has become one of the most admired jewelry designers of his time. Bittar has collaborated with countless designers and styled women from celebrities and political figures, from Cameron Diaz to Madeline Albright. In 2010, his tremendous success earned Alexis the Council of Fashion Designers of America Accessory Designer of the Year award.

The St. Regis Collection by Alexis Bittar will be on display in the lobby and available for purchase at The St. Regis Washington, D.C. and is also available online at The St. Regis Collection necklace will retail for US $490.00, a set of earrings will retail for US $310.00 each and the brooch will retail for US $385.00.

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