St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. will debut the St. Regis brand in Qingdao, one of China’s most prominent and fast-growing coastal cities. Spanning across the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 52nd to 70th floors of a mixed-use development, The St. Regis Qingdao will be part of the city’s tallest building, offering unparalleled views of the Yellow Sea.
Scheduled for completion early in 2020, The St. Regis Qingdao will feature approximately 242 luxuriously appointed guestrooms with a minimum room size of 600 sq. feet, including 43 suites. There will be an array of world-class culinary experiences with five restaurants and bars and over 18,000 sq. feet of meeting space. In addition, guests can look forward to wellness facilities such as a heated indoor swimming pool, fitness center and luxury spa. Guests will also experience the famed hallmarks of St. Regis hotels, including the legendary St. Regis Butler Service offered in all rooms.
A national tourism destination known for its rich cultural heritage and beautiful scenery and beaches, Qingdao enjoys the designation as one of China’s Top Ten Most Livable Cities according to the China Institute of City Competitiveness. As a regional economic hub, industrial base and major port city, Qingdao also houses some of China’s most well-known brand headquarters. Every year, the city welcomes millions of travelers from around the world to high-profile events, including the Qingdao International Beer Festival, Qingdao International Motor Show, and Qingdao International Fashion Week. Moreover, the Qingdao Bureau of Commerce plans to transform Qingdao into a luxury shopping destination by 2020.
Ideally situated on West Hong Kong Road, The St. Regis Qingdao will offer convenient access to popular attractions such as the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Centre, Wusi Square Coastal Plaza and Badaguan (Eight Great Passes) old town. It will also be steps away from the picturesque coastal seashore boardwalks. In addition, the hotel will be just over three miles away from the Qingdao Railway Station and 16 miles from Qingdao Liuting International Airport. The city’s second airport is due to be completed in 2018.
St. Regis currently manages six properties in Greater China including hotels in Beijing, Chengdu, Lhasa, Sanya Yalong Bay, Shenzhen, and Tianjin. Nine additional St. Regis hotels are set to debut across the region in exciting new locations including Macau, Changsha, Lijiang, Nanjing, Zhuhai, Haikou, Haitang Bay and Qingshui Bay in Hainan, as well as Guiyang. Today, Starwood operates ten hotels in the Shandong area under its Sheraton, Westin, Le Méridien, Aloft and Four Points by Sheraton brands, and has seven hotels in the pipeline.