Cora Pearl Suite
The Cora Pearl Suite, has drawn its inspiration from the opulent French interior styling of the late 1800s. Found on the second floor – where the most expensive rooms were originally located - the spacious room features a stunning two-foot high oil painting of Cora herself, glass chandeliers, feather trimmed lamps, an overstated dressing table, custom made floor fittings and silver finished French inspired furniture.
The focal point of the Suite is a free standing ‘infinity’ bath, elevated on a marble tile plinth. The bath tub is a replica of the personally engraved, bronze bath that Cora had specially cast for her in Paris - and which she famously filled with vintage champagne in which to bathe with her suitors.
Katie Hickman, historian, novelist and author of the bestselling biography ‘Courtesans’, collaborated with Guoman Hotels to ensure the true sprit of Cora was depicted within the creation of the Suite.
Katie believes the ‘Courtesan’s Boudoir’ embraces the extravagance of high-class social circles of the time and reflects absolute Victorian glamour. She comments: “I’m very confident Cora would have loved the idea of a Suite created in her honour. It gives her the limelight she truly deserved and brings to the foreground a time in women’s history where barriers of class, sexuality and independence were challenged. With all its lavish finishes and close attention to Cora’s passions, the Suite certainly represents the hedonistic lifestyle Cora herself enjoyed.”