St. Regis Hotels & Resorts today announced the highly anticipated opening of The St. Regis Hong Kong, marking the debut of the iconic luxury brand in the destination. Founded more than century ago by John Jacob Astor IV with the opening of The St. Regis New York, St. Regis has since become a symbol of uncompromising refinement and bespoke service. As the ultra-luxurious global brand expands its portfolio of hotels, The St. Regis Hong Kong brings its legacy of butler service and signature rituals to the city.
Opening in Wan Chai, a dynamic hub with both commercial and cultural aspects, Hong Kong’s latest luxury hotel is just steps from the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center and Golden Bauhinia Square, and minutes by car to Admiralty, Lan Kwai Fong in Central, and Victoria Peak.
“Hong Kong has long been considered the point of convergence for East and West, and we are thrilled to open the first St. Regis property in this exciting destination,” said Lisa Holladay, Global Brand Leader for St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. “The hotel’s incredible architecture and design beautifully capture the energy of Hong Kong all through the lens of St. Regis’ signature glamorous spirit and sophistication.”
A residentially inspired retreat designed for business travelers and culture seekers, the 27-story St. Regis Hong Kong offers 129 exquisitely appointed guest rooms and suites. Each guestroom features warm, inviting touches where discerning guests experience the signature St. Regis style living, with impeccable service meeting effortless luxury. Wood flooring and accents are infused with an understated Asian sensibility, deep soaking bathtubs offer the ultimate in relaxation, and expansive windows frame harbor and city views. Guests of The St. Regis Hong Kong are at the center of an immersive residential experience, where careful and thoughtful attention is paid to their every detail and desire through the brand’s signature Butler Service. This personalized, round-the-clock service is a St. Regis tradition and in addition to a seamless, end-to-end experience for all guests, allows for each guest’s stay to be customized according to their tastes and preferences. Services include private in-room check-in, unpacking and packing, beverage service and garment pressing. Guests can also make plans or arrangements for special occasions simply by informing their dedicated Butler, who will then take care of all the details to ensure a memorable celebration. The hotel will also introduce eButler chat – where guests can contact their dedicated Butler through the Marriott Mobile App, available 24 hours a day, or by scanning an electronic Butler contact card that connects the guest to reach the Butler via a dedicated line, email, and apps like WhatsApp and WeChat.
“Hong Kong has always been one of the most attractive destinations for global luxury travelers, and the St. Regis brand is synonymous with timeless luxury and impeccable standards of hospitality,” said Henry Lee, Chief Operations Officer and Managing Director, Greater China, Marriott International. “We are very glad to add The St. Regis Hong Kong to Marriott International’s strong luxury portfolio in the market. The St. Regis Hong Kong represents the very best of the St. Regis brand, with its distinctive design, exquisite fine dining and truly exceptional service.”
The St. Regis Hong Kong will introduce an exceptional dining experience with award-winning chef Olivier Elzer. Guests will be invited to indulge in French haute cuisine in L’Envol along the banquettes of its main dining room or, in the intimate private dining salon. With 20 years of experience, Elzer is highly regarded as one of the top French chefs in Hong Kong, acclaimed with a combined 18 Michelin stars to his experience. Rùn, the signature Cantonese restaurant is led by renowned chef Hung Chi-Kwong, winner of the Silver Award in the 2012 Best of the Best Culinary Awards, famed for developing his own unique mastery and contemporary interpretations of the rich gastronomy of Cantonese cuisine; delivering delicate and innovative seasonal dishes. The captivating ambience of The Drawing Room transforms throughout the day where guests may enjoy all-day dining including a reimagined Afternoon Tea experience with views of the Terrace. The St. Regis Bar is a contemporary venue for an after-hours digestif with comfortable seating and a warm atmosphere and is set to become an iconic destination in the city’s sophisticated nightlife scene. Designed by internationally-renowned bar consultants Proof & Company, The St. Regis Bar also promises a superb selection of bespoke cocktails skillfully crafted by expert mixologists as well as an impressive wine list, featuring more than 800 wine labels and 100 champagnes. The signature St. Regis cocktail, the Bloody Mary, is given an intriguing new twist using a delicious mix of Cantonese ingredients including dried tangerine peel, five spice and Kowloon soy sauce, and aptly reintroduced as the Canto Mary. Every evening, guests are treated to splendid live performances by international jazz musicians, a wonderful complement to the excellent drinks menu and the remarkable skills of the bar’s mixologists.
The St. Regis Hong Kong is also an all-encompassing events destination with nearly 12,000 sq. ft. of event space across five venues. With state-of-the-art conference facilities, reception venues, and thoughtfully arranged pre-function spaces, each event has a venue to suit. The sophisticated Astor Ballroom, which spans 5,576 square feet with a cathedral high ceiling design, is perfectly suited for grand-scale events, while the Rockefeller Room is a versatile space for corporate meetings or more intimate affairs. Offering exclusive direct lift access from the 72-bay private carpark, the hotel’s opulent Astor Ballroom is the definitive address for unforgettable social or business gatherings. The St. Regis Hong Kong also boasts an outdoor verandah, heated swimming pool and poolside bar as well as a health club with a spa treatment room among other luxurious amenities.