Virgin Voyages has released artist impressions and a video of its top-of-the-line “RockStar Suites”, designed by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio.
There will be 78 RockStar Suites, spread across eight suite categories comprising: 24 Seriously Suites, 18 Brilliant Suites, seven Sweet Aft Suites, 14 Cheeky Corner Suites and 15 Mega RockStar Suites including nine Gorgeous Suites, two Posh Suites, two Fab Suites and the pièce de résistance, two Massive Suites.
Highlights of the Massive Suite, the top suite aboard the Scarlet Lady, include its very own guitar-clad music room, views of the ocean from every corner and a massive terrace complete with its own Peek-a-View outdoor shower, hot tub, hammocks and a runway outdoor dining table, where a staircase will help sailors make their way to the top of the table for dancing.
“Virgin has always avoided stuffy formalities and brought a lot of excitement and a bit of rebelliousness to our customer experiences,” said Virgin Group Founder, Sir Richard Branson. “With these glamorous suites, Virgin Voyages is bringing rock and roll to the high seas and spoiling our sailors like the rockstars they are.”
“We have combined brilliant design and Virgin Voyages’ epic ‘Sailor Experience’ vision to create a completely new version of luxury: Rebellious Luxe, which is at the intersection of luxury and a rebellious attitude that makes everything we do different, indulgent and meaningfully relevant to our sailors,” said Tom McAlpin, CEO of Virgin Voyages.
Virgin Voyages’ RockStar Suites bring a fresh take to yachting glamour steeped in the Virgin brand’s rock-and-roll heritage. Inspired by mega yachts and icons like Grace Jones, the RockStar Suites feature Tom Dixon’s iconic retro-futurism designs with a palette of deep blues fused with iridescent dichroic elements to echo the colours of the sky and sea. Touches of yacht materiality are sprinkled throughout the suites with real leather finishes, marble-clad bathrooms and Terrazzo flooring.
The suites’ design features nautical nods, with a brass glam station and accenting beauty counter and bedhead lighting. High-quality design elements are complemented by bespoke Tom Dixon furniture pieces. Because music is the soundtrack to the soul, each suite is equipped with a vinyl turntable. Those who opt for the ship’s top Mega RockStar Suites can bathe under the stars with their very own Peek-a-View outdoor shower.
Because a rockstar can never have too much champagne, the sea terrace for each suite will feature a specially designed champagne table, where an ice bucket fits perfectly at the centre of the table situated next to stargazing loungers and Yellow Leaf-brand, sustainably sourced terrace hammocks.
Side effects of the Massive Suite include an inexplicable urge to shower in champagne, smash guitars and call your agent to tell them you want to iron out a new deal 😝 🤟#SuiteLife #RockStarSuites pic.twitter.com/H76tusCQUa
— Virgin Voyages ⚓️ (@VirginVoyages) January 16, 2019
The RockStar Services Crew will take care of the suites’ guests from time of booking to sail away and throughout their voyage. There will be backstage access for RockStar Suites Sailors at every corner, with early access to onboard entertainment, restaurants, Shore Things, a private transfer to and from the ship in Miami and an exclusive express VIP pathway to the ship during embarkation. RockStar Suites Sailors will have their very own wardrobe team to help unpack and repack and offer complimentary pressing service and nightly express swimsuit drying service.
In Rebellious Luxe fashion, Virgin Voyages has reimagined the mini bar for its rock stars: instead, suites will have a full bar and cocktail kit, with the first round on the house.
All RockStar Suites Sailors will have access to Richard’s Rooftop, their very own private members’ club.
Mood lighting automatically adjusts to match the time of day and in-room tablets that allow guests to adjust the room’s lighting themselves.
Sailors looking to up their vacation game can opt for one of the Scarlet Lady’s Mega RockStar Suites, primely located on deck 15. Mega RockStar Suites will receive a personalised bar filled with their favourites, and the RockStar Services Crew will dig up whatever their heart may desire to make their voyage perfect: all red gummy bears, an electric guitar and beyond.
The Massive Suite
There are only two Massive Suites aboard the Scarlet Lady, with each suite sitting atop of the ship’s bridge. These 2,00-square-metre suites offer a private music room, which seconds as an extra bedroom that is stocked with guitars and an amplifier.
At the centre of the Massive Suite is a circular oversized couch set up, perfect for conversation and cocktails from the suite’s adjacent in-room bar. The suite’s glamorous bath and dressing room area is complete with a hot tub, vanity area, two full-sized wardrobes and a marble-clad bathroom.
The Massive Suite’s larger-than-life terrace offers a hot tub, a Peek-a-View outdoor shower, a circular conversation pit, a lookout point with stargazing loungers and two full-length hammocks. Sailors in the Massive Suite can climb a staircase to the top of the runway outdoor table for dining and dancing in full rockstar glory.
More at www.virginvoyages.com