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Joint Venture between Starwood Hotels & Resorts and
Open the 120 room St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Mexico
Located in Mexico’s Most Exclusive Beach Community, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort Features Latin America’s First Remède Spa, World-Class Cuisine, Three Infinity Pools with Private Cabanas, Two Jack Nicklaus Golf Courses, State-of-the-Art Fitness Facilities, a Private Beach Club, Tennis Courts and the Signature St. Regis Butler Service
PUNTA MITA, Mexico - November 4, 2008 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the debut of its renowned St. Regis brand in Latin America with the opening of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. A joint venture between Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Ideurban Consultores, the luxurious new destination resort is located in Bahía de Banderas, one of the worlds’ most alluring private beaches in the state of Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. Offering an unrivaled dimension of opulence, bespoke service and refined elegance at one of the best addresses in the world, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort features 120 exquisitely appointed guest rooms and suites, three world-class restaurants, three infinity pools with private cabana service, a state-of-the-art fitness center, private beach club, tennis courts, a luxurious Remède Spa and an outstanding line-up of recreation facilities, including two Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses. Frequented by celebrities, world leaders and business moguls, Punta Mita offers travelers a seductive, exclusive setting in the heart of Mexico.
“Today we are proud to debut the St. Regis brand in Latin America with the opening of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, featuring the iconic luxury, unmatched privilege and bespoke services for which the St. Regis brand is renowned,” said Paul James, Vice President, Brand Management, The Luxury Collection & St. Regis, Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “Truly one of the world’s most desirable destinations, Mexico is rich in culture and heritage and offers our discerning global guests an exotic array of world-class cuisine, art and stunning natural surroundings.”
“The spectacular setting and signature offerings of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort establishes this destination as The Address on Mexico’s Pacific Coast,” said Osvaldo Librizzi, President of Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Latin America. “This opening not only launches our most exclusive brand, but also affirms our deep commitment to Mexico with which we have both a long history as well as strong future growth plans.”
Nestled on a peninsula surrounded by azure water and white sand beaches, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort features 89 lavishly appointed guest rooms, 30 exquisite suites and an ultra-luxurious three-bedroom presidential suite, offering stunning vistas of Mexico’s seascape, lush gardens and picturesque mountains. Handcrafted tiles made exclusively for the resort by artists in Saltillo, Coahuila, private terraces, custom furnishings, and spacious marble bathrooms with both indoor and outdoor showers offer guests an oasis of relaxation, inspired by the local surroundings. Each guest room also features deluxe Remède bath amenities, flat screen televisions with cable and high-speed Internet access and 24-hour in-room private dining.
The design for The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort combines stylistic elements from Provence, France and Mexico and is based around the concept of barefoot elegance. The use of natural materials, including Mexican Galarza stone, river stone, marble, onyx, wood and clay, combined with exquisite European furnishings, create a sophisticated yet natural oasis destination. The resort also features the work by renowned Mexican artists, including mural work by Tatiana Montoya, who combines her signature modern style with local history, emphasizing the importance of the fishing heritage of Punta Mita.
A suite of pampering services is available at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort’s Remède Spa, including both traditional treatments and modern Remède therapies to create the ultimate spa experience. The extraordinary spa features nine treatment rooms, a sauna and steam bath area with lounges for relaxation.
Dining at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort indulges the senses with a diverse menu of sophisticated and distinct culinary options. Set against a breathtaking ocean backdrop, Las Marietas serves an authentic menu of Mexican cuisine with a contemporary flair in an inviting alfresco atmosphere. The Sea Breeze Beach Club features an eclectic menu of contemporary California cuisine in a relaxed bistro environment and the resort’s signature restaurant, Carolina, offers an exotic selection of world-class seafood, highlighting a mosaic of culinary styles from the Mediterranean. Located at the resort’s highest point, the Altamira lobby bar offers guests dazzling ocean views and serves an enticing selection of tequilas and specialty cocktails including The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort’s Bloody Mary and the signature Afternoon Tea ritual.
"The opening of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort is an achievement that gives us great pride. Every detail was given the utmost care to ensure that guest enjoy the exquisite architecture and exuberant vegetation which the hotel offers,” said David Serur, President of Ideurban Group. “The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort is the place where mysticism and beauty captured by life in the tropics becomes a reality.”
An ideal choice for weddings, meetings and special events, the resort features a 2,600 square foot Astor Ballroom, which can be used in its entirety or divided into three sections for more intimate gatherings. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort’s ample pre-function area features a stunning outdoor terrace, creating an ideal setting for afternoon or evening soirees.
Following in the tradition of the legendary St. Regis Hotel New York, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort features the famed hallmarks of St. Regis hotels including the iconic St. Regis Butler Service, bespoke guest experiences and luxury accommodations tailored to global travelers. Trained in the English tradition, the butlers provide ever-present, yet unobtrusive service while anticipating guest needs and customizing each guest's stay according to his or her specific tastes and preferences.
The new St. Regis Punta Mita Resort joins a select portfolio of St.
Regis hotels in the best addresses around the world, including Aspen, Singapore,
Monarch Beach, New York, Washington, D.C, San Francisco, London, Rome,
Bora Bora, Bali, Beijing and Shanghai.
Established in 1974, IDEURBAN is one of Mexico City’s leading urban development companies delivering a complete range of integrated real estate solutions and construction services. Supporting the needs of communities, governments, commerce and industry on a local, national, and international basis, the company has led projects in markets ranging from hospitality, residential, retail and commercial to highway infrastructure, mixed-use developments and urban planning. IDEURBAN is recognized for its skilled professional staff and its commitment to the highest quality and ethical standards. The company is currently involved in the development of the three largest private-sector construction projects in Mexico City, including The St. Regis Mexico City.
About Punta Mita
Punta Mita is an ultra-luxurious, 1,500-acre resort and residential community situated in the Riviera Nayarit, north of Puerto Vallarta. It lies on a private spear-shaped peninsula surrounded by white sand beaches, Pacific Ocean waters and lush tropical flora. Punta Mita is home to private villas and residences, two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses and The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. The master plan of Punta Mita includes several additional developments currently in the works. For more information, visit www.puntamita.com.mx.
About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Combining timeless sophistication with modern luxury, the St. Regis
brand is uncompromising in its commitment to excellence. Founded by John
Jacob Astor with the landmark St. Regis Hotel, New York over a century
ago, St. Regis is known for delivering an unrivaled dimension of luxury,
bespoke service and refined elegance at the best addresses in the world.
The brand plans to further its legacy globally and will unveil highly anticipated
St. Regis properties in Atlanta-Buckhead, Baha Mar, The Bahamas, Bahía
Beach, Puerto Rico, Bal Harbour and Deer Crest in North America, and in
Buenos Aires, Costa Rica and Mexico City in Latin America. In Asia, St.
Regis has announced plans to open properties in Bangkok, Jakarta, Lhasa,
Kuala Lumpur, Macao, Osaka and Tianjin. In the Middle East, St. Regis will
expand in Cairo, Doha, Dubai, and Bahrain. Personalized service and amenities,
enviable locations and luxuriously localized design are recognized worldwide
as hallmarks of the St. Regis experience. For more information on St. Regis
Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.stregis.com.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 890 properties in more than 100 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood® Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft(SM), 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.
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
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