Monday, September 08, 2014

The Heart of Sichuan’s Innovation & Cultural Capital


St. Regis® Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT), announces the highly anticipated grand opening of The St. Regis Chengdu, September 4, 2014. Debuting exactly 110 years after the first St. Regis hotel in New York City opened its doors in 1904, The St. Regis Chengdu continues the legacy of the luxury brand thoughtfully built for a new generation of global travelers.  With this opening, St. Regis reaches 33 hotels around the world.

“The St. Regis Chengdu marks a significant milestone for the brand with plans to double the St. Regis portfolio in Greater China in the next five years,” said Paul James, Global Brand Leader, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection and W Hotels Worldwide.  “As the world descends on Chengdu for both business and leisure, the St. Regis is poised to become the social center of this exhilarating city.”

As the capital of Sichuan province in Southwest China, Chengdu has evolved from an ancient city with rich cultural traditions to one known around the world as ‘the Silicon Valley of China’ - a vital hub for world commerce and home to more than 252 Fortune 500 companies.  The St. Regis Chengdu, ideally located at the intersection of Chengdu’s business and luxury retail districts, and steps away from Tianfu Square and Chun Xi Road, creates a home for today’s entrepreneurial traveler with 279 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites artfully designed to blend the residential Art Deco style of the 1920s with traditional elements of Sichuan culture and discreet state-of-the-art technology.

“We are honored to debut the St. Regis in Chengdu, one of the fastest growing metropolitan cities in the world,” said Richard Deutl, General Manager, The St. Regis Chengdu. “We look forward to offering our global guests and distinguished residents the highest level of personalized service delivered by our signature St. Regis butlers, who have traded in their silver trays for smart phones to cater to a new generation of luxury travelers.”

In a nod to the city’s epicurean pedigree as UNESCO’s first City of Gastronomy in Asia, The St. Regis Chengdu will feature six distinct restaurants and lounges, including Social, a signature all-day dining restaurant; Yan Ting, a specialty Chinese restaurant featuring authentic Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine; Yun Fu, with four distinct private dining rooms on Level 27; Decanter, Chengdu’s only dedicated wine bar with an extensive selection of fine wine labels, liquors and aged cigars; Vantage XXVII, an outdoor sky bar with spectacular city skyline; and The Drawing Room, offering the signature St. Regis afternoon tea and champagne sabering ritual as well as the Chuan Mary, a spicier version of the famous St. Regis Bloody Mary cocktail, re-imagined for Chengdu with Sichuan peppercorn oil and pickled chili.

With floor-to-ceiling glass windows, The St. Regis Chengdu will also provide the perfect venue for events with over 11,840 square feet of meeting spaces, accommodating both intimate social and high-level corporate gatherings with the uncompromising service for which St. Regis is known. For discerning global guests seeking an exclusive and exceptional venue to celebrate life’s memorable occasions, the Astor Ballroom is the most glamorous space for a wedding ceremony and reception.

The newest Iridium Spa®, exclusive to St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, offers a blissful experience including nine treatment rooms, sauna and steam rooms, and a modern fitness center. Offering the latest in treatments, the tranquil spa offers customized indulgence that surpasses the discerning tastes of St. Regis guests. St. Regis is the only luxury hotel in Chengdu to offer both indoor and outdoor swimming pools for in-house guests and St. Regis Athletic Club members.

For more information, please visit: www.stregis.com/chengdu.

About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at over 30 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Since the opening of the first St. Regis Hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by signature St. Regis Butler Service. From Bal Harbour to Bangkok, Saadiyat Island to Shenzhen, the St. Regis brand caters to a new generation of luxury travelers and continues to thoughtfully build its portfolio in the most sought after destinations at the heart of today’s grand tour.

Plans for the brand to expand its legacy include much-anticipated St. Regis Hotels & Resorts in Asia, where St. Regis has announced plans to open hotels in Changsha, Chengdu, Haikou, Kuala Lumpur, Lijiang, Macao, Quingshui Bay, Sanya Haitang Bay and Zhuhai. Additionally in Europe and the Middle East, St. Regis will continue to expand in Amman, Dubai and Istanbul.