STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS DEBUTS THE ST. REGIS ABU DHABI
Featuring the World’s Highest Suspended Hotel Suite, Gary Rhodes’ First Restaurant in Abu Dhabi and first Hommage Gentleman’s Grooming Atelier in the United Arab Emirates
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – August 15, 2013 – St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), announces today the debut of The St. Regis Abu Dhabi.
Located on the vibrant Corniche in the heart of the UAE capital, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi offers bespoke luxury that combines the brand’s unique legacy with exceptional Arabian hospitality. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi is part of Nation Towersand is the third St. Regis hotel to open in the Middle East since the brand was introduced to the region in 2011.
“We are proud to unveil The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, and we look forward to offering the bespoke guest experiences and unparalleled luxury for which the St. Regis brand is renowned,” said Oliver Key, General Manager, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi. “We are excited to offer one-of-a-kind experiences to global travellers and local residents alike, including access to the world’s highest suspended suite, the first Gary Rhodes restaurant in the emirate and the first Hommage Gentleman’s Grooming Atelier in the UAE.”
“We are delighted to partner with Starwood to offer Abu Dhabi’s business and leisure travellers such an iconic address in the UAE capital,” said Mr. Hamad Al Shamsi, Chief Executive Officer, International Capital Trading. “With The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, we will continue to contribute to the growth of the emirate’s travel and tourism sectors, enhancing Abu Dhabi’s expansion plans to realize its vision for Abu Dhabi 2030.
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi features 283 sumptuously-appointed guest rooms, including 55 elegant suites, all offering panoramic waterfront views of the Arabian Gulf. Designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) together with local designers, the hotel’s understated interiors were inspired by the region’s rich heritage and the St. Regis brand’s legacy: designed with the colours of the local sands, the traditional cuisine and souks in mind, HBA has imagined a luxurious setting in Abu Dhabi that is steeped in a sophisticated Art Deco past.
The World’s Highest Suspended Hotel Suite
The extravagant Abu Dhabi Suite is the world’s highest suspended hotel suite – loftily positioned 200 metres above ground between the two towers and offering magnificent panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf, the Corniche and the city skyline. The 1,085 square metre Abu Dhabi Suite combines contemporary design with a traditional Arabic influence. The opulent suite will feature cascading strands of crystals, 24-carat gold leaf accents, leather wall tiles, jewel-toned velvet upholstered walls and intricate glass mosaic patterns. The Abu Dhabi Suite will feature three bedrooms, a grand majlis with a soaring ceiling, private elevator access, spa and movie theatre, as well as a kitchen, dining room and a fully-equipped gym.
Exquisite Culinary Experiences
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi offers eight culinary venues including Rhodes 44, which marks the first restaurant in Abu Dhabi by famed Michelin-starred chef Gary Rhodes, and the iconic St. Regis Bar, which follows in the tradition of the St. Regis brand’s legendary New York hotel. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi also introduces Villa Toscana which serves regional specialties from Tuscany, Umbria and Emilia-Romagna in Italy. Guests may also enjoy unique dining experiences, tea and other fine beverages at Crystal Lounge, Cafe44, The Tea Lounge, Azura and Spa Café.
Luxury Leisure Facilities and Bespoke Services
The hotel has over 3,000 square metres of leisure facilities, including the indulgent Reméde Spa for ladies, two outdoor swimming pools and the first Hommage Gentleman’s Grooming Atelier in the UAE. Guests can enjoy private access to the hotel’s Nation Riviera Beach Club, which is poised to become one of the most sought-after leisure destinations in Abu Dhabi when it opens later this year. Ideal for special celebrations and functions, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi also offers more than 4,800 square metres of state-of-the-art meeting and event space.
Renowned hallmarks of the St. Regis brand provided at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi include the signature St. Regis Butler Service who provide an ever-present, yet unobtrusive anticipatory service, customising each stay according to specific tastes and preferences.
For more information on The St. Regis Abu Dhabi please visit www.stregis.com/abudhabi.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts in the Middle East
The St. Regis brand made its debut in the Middle East in 2011 with The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, also located in Abu Dhabi, and opened The St. Regis Doha in Qatar last year. St. Regis will also make its debut in Dubai and Amman in the next few years.
Starwood currently operates nearly 50 hotels in the Middle East and continues to strengthen its long-established position as one of the leading luxury hotel operators in the region. Starwood currently has over 30 hotels in the pipeline in the region of which more than 30% include hotels under the company’s luxury brands - St. Regis, The Luxury Collection and W Hotels.
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About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at 31 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Since the opening of the first St. Regis Hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by signature St. Regis Butler Service. From Bal Harbour to Bangkok, Saadiyat Island to Shenzhen, the St. Regis brand caters to a new generation of luxury travellers and continues to thoughtfully build its portfolio in the most sought after destinations at the heart of today’s grand tour. Plans for the brand to expand its legacy include much-anticipated St. Regis Hotels & Resorts in the Riviera Maya and in Asia, where St. Regis has announced plans to open hotels in Changsha, Chengdu, Kuala Lumpur, Lijiang, Nanjing, New Delhi and Zhuhai. Additionally in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, St. Regis will continue to expand in Abu Dhabi, Amman, Cairo and Dubai. For more information on St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.stregis.com, to explore our recent debuts visit www.stregis.com/newgrandtour and for the privilege of residential ownership, please visit www.stregis.com/residences.
International Capital Trading
International Capital Trading (ICT) is a private investment company based in Abu Dhabi. Its most recent development is Nation Towers, an exemplary addition to the capital’s skyline, comprising of two towers that feature world class facilities including Nation Residences luxury apartments, deluxe office space, the Nation Galleria boutique mall, the Nation Riviera beach club and the St Regis Abu Dhabi.