Shenzhen, China — Jan. 5, 2012– St. Regis® Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT), announces today the highly anticipated opening of The St. Regis Shenzhen, now the world’s tallest St. Regis hotel and the tallest building in the city. Following recent openings in Bangkok, Tianjin and Sanya Yalong Bay, The St. Regis Shenzhen marks the brand’s fourth hotel opening in Asia in the last six months with additional plans to debut globally with The St. Regis Doha, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, The St. Regis Mauritius Resort, The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort and the newly renovated St. Regis Aspen Resort, in the next six months.
“The opening of The St. Regis Shenzhen represents a significant moment for St. Regis, as the brand continues to grow globally in destinations designed for a new generation of affluent travelers,” says Paul James, Global Brand Leader St. Regis and The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts. “We are eager to debut The St. Regis Shenzhen to both international travelers and the local community,” continues General Manager Stephen Ford. “With our superb location, sophisticated service and refined elegance, we look forward to offering guests an unparalleled experience both befitting of the destination and true to the St. Regis legacy.”
Designed by famed architect Sir Terry Farrell, The St. Regis Shenzhen in Kingkey 100 is destined to become one of the defining silhouettes on the city’s dynamic skyline, occupying the top 28 floors of the 100-story landmark building. The St. Regis Shenzhen will offer guests a new dimension of luxury with 257 sumptuously appointed guest rooms and 40 suites with spectacular views of the city. The hotel will feature a sprawling Iridium Spa, a collection of world class restaurants and lounges and will be the only hotel in the Shenzhen to offer the legendary signature St. Regis Butler Service to all guests.
“Opening The St Regis Shenzhen atop the city’s tallest building is perfect way to introduce the iconic St. Regis brand to one of China’s most modern cities,” said Qian Jin, Senior Vice President of Operations, Greater China, Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “As Shenzhen continues to emerge as an international destination, discerning travelers and the city’s social set will welcome the bespoke service and beyond expectation experiences that only St. Regis can offer.”
Luxury Accommodations & Service
The St. Regis Shenzhen combines sophisticated luxury with the cosmopolitan energy of the city. Ranging in size from 40 to 325 square meters, each guest room and suite is exquisitely styled and lavishly appointed, providing travelers with a unique luxurious respite from the hectic urban pace. The 257 guest rooms and 40 suites are meticulously designed blending contemporary décor and the intricate detailing, each with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer panoramic views of the city. The guest rooms feature luxurious beds with sumptuous 300-count Egyptian linens, lush bath towels and robes, flat screen cable televisions and wireless internet access. Additionally, The St. Regis Shenzhen will be the first hotel in the city to provide fully customized iPad2 remote controls in each room allowing guests to easily connect and manage all of the room’s amenities.
Following the tradition of the legendary St. Regis New York, The St. Regis Shenzhen will feature the famed hallmark of St. Regis hotels – signature St. Regis Butler Service – which offers unparalleled round-the-clock personal attention to every guest. Trained in the English tradition, the butlers provide ever-present yet unobtrusive service while anticipating residents’ needs.
Exquisite Culinary Experiences
A wide array of world-class restaurants and lounges are situated on the top floors of The St. Regis Shenzhen where breathtaking views accompany exceptional cuisine. Each with its unique setting, distinct ambience and outstanding menus, the collection of culinary venues promise to surpass the discerning tastes of St. Regis guests and local residents alike.
Located on the 96th floor, The St. Regis Bar and the Drawing Room bring back the hotel glamour of the early 20th century with classic cocktails and the enduring tradition of St. Regis’ Signature Afternoon Tea. On the 95th floor Social offers all day dining featuring international cuisine and endless views in a lively atmosphere and Elba, on the 99th floor, offers authentic Mediterranean dining and fine wines in an elegant, warm atmosphere with panoramic views. Decanter, on the 100th floor, is a sky-high urban wine bar offering Shenzhen’s largest selection of wines and a private tasting room for small gatherings. The penthouse level houses Malt and Library, a unique whisky and cigar bar featuring an extensive menu of single malts served with exquisite Cubans and never-ending views.
Shenzhen’s First Iridium Spa
Exclusive to St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, Iridium Spa complements The St. Regis Shenzhen with the bespoke touches of a rare spa experience and treatments tailored to guests’ elemental needs, as precious as the metal for which the spa is named. Building on a legacy that dates back to 1938 and the grand opening of The Iridium Room at The St. Regis New York, Iridium Spa articulates the same distinctive elegance—both in the enthralling design of its treatment suites and in thoughtful gestures like a signature tea ritual. Located on the 75th floor, the 700 square meters Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Shenzhen will feature eight treatment suites, including two large couples suites and a Vichy Shower suite. Just adjacent to the spa, a stunning 28-meter indoor infinity pool seems to “spill” out over the city with a spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows and a tranquil ambience. Guests of Iridium leave their watches and communication devices in a secure vessel upon arrival before being escorted on a transformative journey that bestows the rarest luxury of all: Time.
Elevating Business Meetings & Special Events
An epicenter for finance, technology and trade, Shenzhen is emerging as one of China’s most cosmopolitan and affluent cities making The St. Regis Shenzhen the perfect hub for business travelers. With an address that defines stature and social distinction, The St. Regis Shenzhen is poised to become the city’s leading venue for corporate gatherings, high society galas and high-profile events. The hotel offers 2,100 square meters of meeting and function space, including a beautiful ballroom and eight separate event rooms with versatile layouts and state-of-the-art amenities.
Superb Location in Shenzhen’s Financial and Retail Center
Located in the heart of the Caiwuwei financial district, The St. Regis Shenzhen is just an elevator ride away from the most luxury shopping on the lower floors of the Kingkey 100. The Shenzhen Stock Exchange and the Di Wang building are only a short walk from the hotel as well as the Da Ju Yuan Metro Station, which offers quick access to the rest of the city. Shenzhen Baoan International Airport is a short drive from the hotel, with hundreds of flights weekly to the gateway and secondary cities as well as leisure destinations in China, plus international cities in Asia, Europe, and North America.
The St. Regis Shenzhen is offering a series of special grand opening packages. For more information or reservations, please visit www.stregis.com/shenzhen.
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 the 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, Lijiang and Zhuhai. In Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the St. Regis brand will continue to expand in Abu Dhabi, Amman, Cairo, Doha and Mauritius. The distinctive trait of the St. Regis experience is customized service and attention to detail through signature St. Regis Butler Service, 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.stregis.com/residences.
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,071 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. The company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. 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.
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