St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Inc. announced the debut of the St. Regis brand in Dubai with the opening of The St. Regis Dubai. Owned by Al Habtoor Group, the hotel introduces uncompromising experiences with its luxurious bespoke hospitality, eight exceptional culinary venues, the first Iridium Spa in Dubai, a fleet of Bentleys as well as the first Bentley Suite in the Middle East which will be unveiled in early 2016.
The St. Regis Dubai is located within the highly anticipated Al Habtoor City, the Emirate’s first fully-integrated urban resort. As the newest address on Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Habtoor City will feature two other Starwood hotels under the distinct W Hotels and Westin brands, three residential towers, and a spectacular water-themed show by Dragone, the world’s leading cultural creation company, located along the upcoming Dubai Water Canal. The landmark development is minutes away from attractions such as Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, a 20-minute drive to Dubai International Airport and 40-minute drive to Al Maktoum International Airport.
The St. Regis brand made its debut in the Middle East in 2011 with The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi, rapidly growing its portfolio in the region with The St. Regis Doha, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, and now, The St. Regis Dubai. The brand will enter Jordan with The St. Regis Amman in 2016, and will open in 2018 its first polo resort, The St. Regis Dubai Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club, in partnership with Al Habtoor Group.
Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East said, “The entry of our ultra-luxury St. Regis brand in this important market strengthens Starwood’s presence in the United Arab Emirates as we remain on track to double our portfolio in the region by 2019.”
Guests entering The St. Regis Dubai are welcomed by the dazzling sight of a chandelier comprising 1,200 pieces of hand-cut crystal, illuminating the majestic grand staircase. St. Regis’ commitment to art and design is brought to life with outstanding artwork throughout the hotel, including a vintage Bentley inspired mural in the St. Regis Bar.
The St. Regis Dubai features 234 guestrooms, including 52 suites, each offering a bright, airy ambience with impeccable details such as chandeliers, marble bathrooms and signature St. Regis beds. Spanning 913sqm, the three-bedroom, two-story Royal Suite is located in the central dome of the building, featuring a rooftop plunge pool, vast living room with an elegant dining room, study, lounge area and spacious majlis.
The hotel’s custom-designed one-bedroom Bentley Suite, inspired by the bespoke craftsmanship of the Bentley Mulsanne, is the first of its kind in the Middle East. All guests at The St. Regis Dubai will experience renowned hallmarks of the luxury hospitality brand, including signature St. Regis Butler Service, providing anticipatory service and customization at each stay according to specific guest tastes and preferences.
The St. Regis Dubai extends culinary excellence across its eight dining venues. Brasserie Quartier is a modern interpretation of a French brasserie serving redefined French favorites. J&G Steakhouse offers a sophisticated collection of steakhouse classics as reimagined by the ‘greatest hits’ of cuisine inspired by Michelin-starred chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Set amongst lush gardens, The Roof Gardens is an intimate outdoor venue with stylish cabanas for in-house guests. Cafe Fleuri is reminiscent of a 1930s Parisien cafe while Le Patio evokes idyllic moments in a rustic courtyard cafe surrounded by olive trees.
Following the tradition of the Bloody Mary cocktail, which was first created at The St. Regis New York, the St. Regis Bar offers the Golden Mary, a sweet and savory cocktail made with yellow tomato juice with gold leaf accents. In The Champagne Lounge, sommeliers perform the St. Regis evening ritual of champagne sabering. Guests can enjoy the signature St. Regis afternoon tea at Sidra alongside uninterupted views of landscaped gardens.
Offering complete relaxation, Iridium® Spa consists of six treatment rooms (three male, three female), two hammams and separate female and male wet areas with steam room and sauna. The St. Regis Dubai also features a 24-hour fitness center, two rooftop swimming pools and a private helipad.
The hotel is the best address for special occasions including extravagant weddings and executive roundtable meetings, including the prestigious 800-square-meter Astor Ballroom, six meeting rooms and beautiful landscaped gardens perfect for al fresco events.