St. Regis Hotels & Resorts continues its plans to grow globally with the
debut of ten new hotels and resorts in the next twelve months in vibrant
gateway cities and exotic resort destinations including Bangkok,
Florence, Tianjin, Doha and Abu Dhabi this year. With this milestone,
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT) continues to stand
out as the world's leader in luxury hospitality, with more hotels in
more markets than any competitor in the luxury segment, offering guests
and residents exceptional service levels and luxury experiences in a
wide range of destinations across the globe.
St. Regis' expanded footprint will span Africa, Asia, Europe and the
Middle East and feature new construction as well as a magnificent and
meticulous restoration of the Grand Hotel in Florence, which will open
as The St. Regis Florence this fall. Offering St. Regis' signature
bespoke services, luxury amenities, modern sophistication and refined
elegance, these spectacular new hotels join the brand's distinguished
portfolio as the best addresses around the world.
"This is an extraordinary time for St. Regis as we open ten new hotels
and resorts, making it the most important year in the brand's history
since John Jacob Astor first opened the St. Regis Hotel in New York City
over a century ago -- a legacy we are committed to honoring with our
brand's signature hallmarks in the world's most exciting and diverse
global destinations," said Paul James, Global Brand Leader, St. Regis
Hotels & Resorts and The Luxury Collection. "Featuring exceptional
custom-tailored guest experiences and services, each new property will
further position St Regis as the luxury hotel brand of choice for
today's global elite."
The St. Regis Bangkok and The Residences at The St. Regis Bangkok
Ideally located along Rajadamri Road, in the heart of Bangkok's
commercial corridor and the address of choice for businesses and elite
financial institutions, The St. Regis Bangkok offers unprecedented
excellence in standards of hospitality and elegance. Recently opened,
and featuring 176 luxuriously appointed guestrooms, 51 exquisitely
styled suites and 53 private residences, guests and residents at The St.
Regis Bangkok will indulge in a fabulous sojourn of pampering at the
hotel's Elemis spa and enjoy a world of epicurean experiences at Social,
a fine dining restaurant reflecting the elegance of a stately home.
Additionally, the Decanter offers wine enthusiasts an extensive cellar
filled with vintages from the world's most heralded vineyards as well as
a private room for tastings. With timeless elegance and Thai
hospitality, The St. Regis Bangkok promises the traditions and flawless
service that hallmark a St. Regis experience.
The St. Regis Florence (September 2011)
Formerly the Grand Hotel, Florence, The St. Regis Florence will
officially open in September following a meticulous restoration.
Designed in 1432 by Filippo Brunelleschi, the architect of the Duomo
Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, The St. Regis Florence is considered
one of the most significant buildings in artistic and historical value
in the heart of the city. Located in the center of Florence, just off
the Arno River, guests will enjoy an unforgettable experience steeped in
Italian culture and the signature luxuries of St. Regis. The hotel
features 81 luxurious guest rooms, in addition to 19 extraordinary
suites, in which the antique décor reflects the artistic culture of
Florence. Guests will be immersed in the culture of Florence from nearby
landmarks such as the Uffizzi Gallery and Duomo, and will be able to
easily partake in the shopping for which Florence is renowned. The St.
Regis Florence will also boast an Iridium spa, some of Florence's finest
dining and a magnificently restored ballroom, whose frescos and
chandeliers will sparkle again with renewed brilliance.
The St. Regis Tianjin (Fall 2011)
Situated along the picturesque Hai River in one of China's fastest
growing areas, The St. Regis Tianjin is the epitome of sophistication,
where traditional Chinese hospitality meets modern luxury. An exquisite
sanctuary of unsurpassed elegance and anticipatory service, The St.
Regis Tianjin is located at the most coveted address in this historic
and cosmopolitan city. The hotel features 284 guest rooms with
distinctly Oriental style, fine dining restaurants and a Remède Spa
fully equipped with a health club and indoor heated swimming pool. The
ancient city of Tianjin is renowned for its historical sites, museums,
and famous antique market, partnering a rich cultural heritage with the
vibrant cosmopolitan energy of the business and financial district. The
St. Regis Tianjin is conveniently located in the city's business
district and promises to establish the luxury lifestyle brand in one of
China's key ports.
The St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort (Fall 2011)
The St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort is situated on an exclusive
beachside location on China's premier resort destination, Hainan Island,
located in the southern-most point of China. Often referred to as the
"Hawaii of the East," the area is an exotic tropical destination,
boasting generous stretches of some of the most beautiful beaches in the
world. The resort's amenities include a luxurious spa, five unique
epicurean experiences, extensive boutique shopping, a business center, a
magnificently appointed health club, and the uncompromising service
provided by St. Regis Butler Service which promises to provide an
exquisite sanctuary of relaxation. Located between the crystal water and
undulating hills of China, The St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort offers
33 luxurious guest rooms in addition to 40 suites and 28 impeccably
adorned beachside villas.
The St. Regis Shenzhen (Fall 2011)
Rising high above the prestigious financial district in one of China's
most burgeoning cities, The St. Regis Shenzhen is a refined landmark
with spectacular views set in the cities business center where guests
will experience a rarified atmosphere and gracious service. The 289
guest rooms and suites offer residential-style sanctuary in a discerning
and contemporary setting, with lavish appointments and magnificent city
views. St. Regis Butler Service is available any time, day or night, and
whether savoring a wealth of sumptuous dining choices in one of the five
restaurants and lounges, indulging in a blissful spa treatment, or
stimulating mind and body in the health club, expect uncompromising
pampering and elegant style.
The St. Regis Doha (Fall/Winter 2011)
In the brand's Middle Eastern debut, The St. Regis Doha promises to
bring the legendary St. Regis luxury to this thriving commercial and
business region. Bordered by dazzling blue waters with a sweeping desert
backdrop, The St. Regis Doha promises to be one of the finest hotels in
Doha and will feature the signature St. Regis Butler Service, a world
class spa, exclusive water sports, three fine dining restaurants,
including a signature restaurant by renowned chef Gordon Ramsay and a
state of the art fitness center. Overlooking the Persian Gulf, The St.
Regis Doha is designed as two 14-story beachfront reflecting towers
containing 336 rooms, a landmark in Qatar's beautiful city. The hotel is
part of an exciting urban development, which will include luxury hotel
and residential apartments.
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort and The Residences at The St.
Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (Fall/Winter 2011)
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort and The Residences at The St. Regis
Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi promises to bring unparalleled luxury
and bespoke service to Saadiyat Island, a resort destination located off
the coast of Abu Dhabi. Featuring 380 luxurious guest rooms and suites
and 292 private residences, St. Regis guests and residents will be
delighted with the contemporary interior design, which has been inspired
by many of the natural surroundings. The resort will offer an array of
dining options at six themed restaurants and lounges featuring various
international cuisines and more than 32,000 square feet of dedicated
banquet and meeting facilities. Guests and residents will relax and
rejuvenate at the luxury spa, health and fitness facilities at the St.
Regis Athletic Club, and delight in having every desire met with the
help of signature St. Regis Butler Service. Saadiyat is a premier island
destination with myriad attractions including pristine beachfront,
vibrant cultural centre with the Louvre, Guggenheim and Maritime
museums, a Gary Player-designed 18-hole championship golf course, and an
active business hub, all designed with an environmentally sensitive
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi (Spring 2012)
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi is the second St. Regis development in the
capital of the United Arab Emirates, providing an entrance into a
captivating world of opulence offering a unique expression of its
location. Offering extensive waterfront views over the Gulf, The St.
Regis Abu Dhabi will be located on the Corniche in downtown Abu Dhabi as
part of Nation Towers, the iconic two-tower mixed-use development.
Located at the top of one tower beginning at the 33rd floor, the hotel
will feature 281 luxurious guest rooms, including 56 suites, signature
restaurants, a destination bar, sky bridge suite, more than 50,000
square feet of ultra-modern meeting and event space and a 32,000 square
foot health club facility including an outdoor swimming pool.
The St. Regis Mauritius (Spring 2012)
The St. Regis Mauritius, located on a remote island off the coast of
Madagascar, promises to provide guests with an enchanting escape from
reality at what is destined to be the finest resort in the Indian Ocean.
Situated on one of the last beachfront properties on the island, on
idyllic white sand at a UNESCO World Heritage site in Le Morne, and
bordered by a turquoise lagoon, the resort features the signature St.
Regis' Butler service, a luxurious Remède Spa, an extensive variety of
leisure activities, and five exclusive fine dining venues, each with its
own definitive style and all led by the hotels highly acclaimed chefs.
The resort offers 173 luxurious guest rooms and is designed in keeping
with the traditional colonial style of the island, complimented by
indigenous and contemporary touches, while also including high-tech
amenities. The resort is located within easy reach of The Black River
Gorge, Chamarel Waterfalls, and other natural wonders on the beautiful
island of Mauritius, one of the top three kite surfing destinations in
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort and The Residences at The St. Regis
Bal Harbour Resort (Spring 2012)
Located at one of Miami's most distinguished and prestigious South
Florida beach front addresses, the much anticipated St Regis Bal Harbour
will debut in Spring 2012. The resort will feature 251 elegant rooms and
suites, including 37 condominium-hotel suites, and 269 private
residences in three all-glass towers, which rise 27 stories above an
expansive stretch of beach on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Designed
by Sieger Suarez Architectural Partnership, The St. Regis Bal Harbour
Resort and The Residences at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is a
structure of masterful design and incomparable details. This exclusive
enclave is directly across from the celebrated Bal Harbour Shops and
mere minutes from the whirlwind energy of South Beach and Miami. The
signature St. Regis Butlers will offer service beyond expectations and a
12,000 square-foot Remède Spa will provide exceptional experiences and a
state-of-the-art fitness center. Additional amenities include fine
dining restaurants, childcare, and poolside cabana and beach services.
About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Combining classic sophistication and modern luxury, the St. Regis brand
remains faithful to its commitment to excellence. Founded by John Jacob
Astor IV, with the opening of the first St. Regis Hotel in New York City
over a century ago, the St. Regis brand of hotels and residences is
known for its unique luxury dimension, customized service and refined
elegance in the best destinations worldwide. Plans for this brand to
globally continue its legacy include long-awaited St. Regis US and Latin
American hotels and resorts in Bal Harbour, Buenos Aires and the Riviera
Maya. In Asia, St. Regis has also announced plans to open hotels in
Changsha, Chengdu, Kuala Lumpur, Sanya Yalong Bay, Shenzhen, Tianjin and
Zhuhai. In Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the St. Regis brand will
continue to expand in Florence, Abu Dhabi, Amman, Cairo, Doha and
Mauritius. The distinctive trait of the St. Regis experience is
customized service and attention, coveted locations and luxurious
design. For more information on St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.stregis.com,
and for the privilege of residential ownership, please visit www.stregisresidences.com.
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel
and leisure companies in the world with 1025 properties in 100 countries
and territories with 145,000 employees at its owned and managed
properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and
franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following
internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®,
Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the
recently launched Aloft®, and Element SM. Starwood Hotels also owns
Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and
operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more
information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.
Note: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of federal securities regulations. Forward-looking statements
are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and
uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ
materially from those anticipated at the time the forward-looking
statements are made. Further results, performance and achievements may
be affected by general economic conditions, including the duration and
severity of any global or regional economic downturns, the availability
of financing alternatives at acceptable terms, the impact of war and
terrorist activity, business and financing conditions, foreign exchange
fluctuations, cyclicality of the real estate (including residential) and
the hotel and vacation ownership businesses, operating risks associated
with the hotel, vacation ownership and residential businesses. These
risks and uncertainties are presented in detail in our filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. Further, there can be no assurance
that agreements will be entered into for the hotels in the Company's
pipeline and, if entered into, the timing of any agreement and the
opening of the related hotel. Although we believe the expectations
reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable
assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be
attained or that results will not materially differ. We undertake no
obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Meg Connolly Communications
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Regis Hotels & Resorts
Katie Roberts, 212-380-4049