St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, has announced the debut of the St. Regis brand in Dubai with the opening of The St. Regis Dubai.
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.
“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,” says 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 United Arab Emirates as we remain on track to double our portfolio in the region by 2019.”
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 Manhattan 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 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. Offering the ultimate expression of luxury, the leather finishes, colors, 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 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.