New Level of Luxury at Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow
Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow and Jaeger-LeCoultre eternal Atmos clock in newly renovated Penthouse Suite
Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow is pleased to announce the opening of its newly renovated Penthouse. Tony Chi, a world renowned architect who created hospitality masterpieces such as Park Hyatt Shanghai and Park Hyatt Washington, has been engaged to oversee the transformation of Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow. The new design, lavish yet cozy, understated and intimate, reflects the vast experience and creativity of Mr. Chi and his associates.
The Penthouse suite was designed to provide the comfort and atmosphere of a private home; a luxury duplex apartment with the means to host an elegant cocktail party. Guests enter into an arrival foyer where a dazzling “jewelry box” of intricate mirror work welcomes them. Perched over the Moscow cityscape, guests can enjoy the abundance of natural light with a private dinner prepared by a personal chef in the pantry space.
The living area is infused with a truly unique experience enhanced by unique Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos clock. It was in 1928 that the Neuchâtel engineer Jean-Léon Reutter patented his design for a mechanism that ran on variations in pressure. The Atmos’s high-precision movement lives on air alone: that is, its sole source of energy is variations in the ambient air temperature. Each time the latter rises or falls by a single degree centigrade, the mechanism is able to store up enough energy to guarantee 48 hours of function. Its secret? A hermetically sealed gas-filled capsule which expands when the temperature rises and contracts when it drops: each time it does so it winds the clock’s mainspring. Drawing its inspiration from a brilliant invention, the Atmos has practically achieved perpetual motion.
Needless to say, the construction of this unique clock is an operation requiring extreme precision. In order to limit energy waste and reduce wear, the movement functions without lubricant – the friction of the latter on the gearwheels would be enough to bring the mechanism to a standstill. A few comparisons will suffice to illustrate the extraordinary technical achievement that is the Atmos: for instance, it may be the largest mechanism produced by Jaeger-LeCoultre, but its energy consumption is actually considerably less than that of the Calibre 101, the smallest watch movement of all time, also produced by the Manufacture. The Atmos uses scarcely a 240th part of the energy required by an ordinary wristwatch. Or, more vividly still, imagine this: it would take 60 million Atmos clocks to equal the energy consumption of a single 15-watt electric light bulb.
Thus the first floor of the Penthouse suite acts as a cultural space of art and music where guests can host social events or simply relax. While entertaining, the guests will not be disturbed by staff with the addition of a convenient service entrance.
If guests prefer some privacy, the upper floor grandeur suite can function independently with a private living and dining quarter as well as a full service bar. A tufted Baxter headboard and silky Frette linens provide guests a plush sleeping experience.
State-of-the-art room management system, separate working desk, complimentary Internet connection and Geneva iPod docking station make rooms a perfect business or leisure destination. Glittering mirrored glass and lavish white arabescato marble surrounds the bathrooms containing rainfall shower heads, and exclusive amenities. Guests can unwind in the circular jacuzzi tub with a full mirror television entertainment. The spacious his and her rainfall showers provide an alternative showering experience.
“Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow’s transformation has brought a new level of contemporary luxury to Moscow providing for an enhanced guest experience,” commented Park Hyatt Moscow’s General Manager Stephen Ansell.