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St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, introduces its luxurious bespoke hospitality to Dubai with the opening of The St. Regis Dubai in the Al Habtoor City.
Owned by Al Habtoor Group, the hotel introduces uncompromising experiences with 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 Al Habtoor City, the emirate’s first fully-integrated urban resort, is the newest address on Sheikh Zayed Road. The 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 French beaux-arts architecture and neo-classical interiors of The St. Regis Dubai pay homage to The St. Regis New York, the brand’s original hotel which opened in 1904 at the best address in New York on the corner of 55th Street and Fifth Avenue.
Guests entering The St. Regis Dubai are welcomed by the dazzling sight of a chandelier comprising 1,200 pieces of hand-cut crystals, 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 913-sq-m, the three-bedroom, two-storey 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. Offering the ultimate expression of luxury, the leather finishes, colours, patterns and wood veneers combine the glamour of Bentley with the impeccable elegance of the St. Regis brand. All guests at The St. Regis Dubai will experience renowned hallmarks of the St. Regis brand, including the signature Butler Service, providing anticipatory service and customisation 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 savoury 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 uninterrupted 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 centre, 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.
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.
“We are proud to partner with Al Habtoor Group and to launch Starwood’s largest hospitality project in the region as we open the first of three hotels in this prestigious development,” said Michael Wale, president, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “The entry of our ultra-luxury St. Regis brand in this important market strengthens Starwood’s presence in the UAE as we remain on track to double our portfolio in the region by 2019.”
“The unveiling of The St. Regis Dubai marks an important milestone for the brand as we rapidly grow our profile in the Middle East,” said Jim Petrus, Global Brand Leader for St. Regis Hotels & Resorts.
“This important debut represents our fourth property in the region since the opening of The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi almost four years ago, and with The St. Regis Dubai, we are thrilled to be able to offer the renowned St. Regis experience to the region’s luxury travellers.”
Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, chairman Al Habtoor Group, said: “We are delighted to partner with Starwood Hotels & Resorts to open The St. Regis Dubai, the first hotel within Al Habtoor City. It is the beginning of a new era on this historic site. The St. Regis name, renowned for its rich heritage and traditions, will undoubtedly complement the traditions and modernity of Dubai. We look forward to welcoming our first guests, and seeing the city buzzing with activity.”
To celebrate the debut of the St. Regis brand in Dubai the hotel is offering a special opening rate of Dh1,904++ ($518++) per room per night, paying tribute to the year 1904 when the first St. Regis Hotel opened in New York City.
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