Elizabeth Taylor Suite
The Elizabeth Taylor suite, accessed via a private elevator or hand-painted tile steps leading from the central courtyard, is a more than 2500 square-foot sanctuary of tranquil opulence.
The wrap-around terrace, completely secluded, has its own pool and Jacuzzi, and offers panoramic views of the sparkling waters of Banderas Bay and the majestic Sierra Madre mountains, just as Taylor and Burton would have seen them. Over the magnificent Mexican Colonial style bed, a Swarovski crystal chandelier illuminates the hand-painted winged cherubim gracing an elegant dome. The suite is appointed throughout with tasteful antiques, some from owner Janice Chatterton’s personal collection.
The bath, nearly as spacious as the bedroom, features the original pink-marble heart-shaped tub that Taylor commissioned for Casa Kimberly. (Perhaps the result of a translation glitch, the tub arrived in the amorphous shape of real heart rather than as a symmetrical Valentine.) Marble pillars and the stairs leading to the raised tub add a regal note to this exquisite aerie.