News for the Hospitality Executive
|SINGAPORE - Powering ahead in Asia Pacific, St. Regis Hotels
& Resorts is raising its flag in three prime locations in a move that
will quadruple the brand’s portfolio in the region and give it presence
in previously untapped markets. Operated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), the new St. Regis properties include the brand’s
first hotels in Japan and Thailand: St. Regis Hotel, Osaka and St. Regis
Hotel & Residences, Bangkok. St. Regis is also adding its third property
in China: St. Regis Hotel, Tianjin. Scheduled to open between 2009 and
2011, these three new St. Regis hotels will strengthen Starwood’s leadership
position in the luxury hotel market.
“Established in 1904 with the opening of the internationally acclaimed St. Regis Hotel New York, the highly esteemed St. Regis brand continues to enhance its extraordinary reputation by adding highly coveted addresses to its global portfolio, such as these three new properties in Asia Pacific,” said Miguel Ko, President of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific. “Recently announcing plans for several new hotels in some of Asia Pacific’s most appealing destinations, St. Regis commands a loyal following in the region’s rapidly expanding luxury hotel market among customers and investors alike.”
In the next two years, St. Regis is opening new properties in Macao, Bali and Singapore. Following its introduction to Asia Pacific in 2000 with hotels in Beijing and Shanghai, St. Regis is now expanding into seven other locations including Tianjin, Bangkok, Tibet, Bali, Jakarta, Macao and Osaka.
“Combining sophistication with modern refinement, the St. Regis brand and its uncompromising bespoke service will certainly set a new standard in luxury living in these desirable markets in Asia Pacific, while simultaneously broadening the brand’s portfolio to include capital cities, centers for commerce and industry, and exclusive vacation destinations,” added Ko.
1. St. Regis Hotel, Tianjin
2. St. Regis Hotel, Osaka
Midosuji, a long avenue running through central Osaka from north to south, is for Osaka what the Champs Elysées is for Paris – a wide boulevard lined with major public institutions, offices and exclusive, luxury brand shops. Currently the home to Osaka’s administrative functions and major corporate offices, the area around the hotel is gradually transforming itself into a high-end retail district. Other facilities at the hotel include three restaurants, a spa and more than 4,500 square feet of meeting space. As Japan’s second most important city with a population of 10 million, Osaka attracts more than 130 million visitors each year.
3. St. Regis Hotel & Residences, Bangkok
Setting a new standard in luxury living in Thailand, St. Regis Hotel & Residences, Bangkok will be ideally positioned to serve the city’s influential business leaders as well as discerning leisure travelers. The new property will offer 198 guestrooms, 22 serviced apartments and 71 exclusive residential units.
Following in the tradition of the legendary St. Regis New York, the three new St. Regis hotels will feature the famed hallmarks of St. Regis hotels – esteemed butler service and luxury accommodations for sophisticated travelers. St. Regis understands that part of creating a seductive, unparalleled guest experience is delivering meticulous and discreet service. 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.
About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
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