Scheduled to open on April 6th this year, The St. Regis Langkawi Resort will become the first luxury resort to open within the last decade in Malaysia’s coveted “Island Jewel of Southeast Asia”.
Located in the 99-island archipelago of Langkawi, a UNESCO’s World First Geopark, the resort is composed of resplendent architecture, landscape, and interior design and is a masterpiece of Indonesia’s Rajawali Property Group and the St. Regis brand.
Envisioned by a group of world-class designers and architects – including San Francisco-based leading architectural firm, Gensler, Bangkok-based landscape architect, Bill Bensley, and UK-based hospitality design specialist, G.A. Design – The St. Regis Langkawi Resort is designed around the concept: Paradise Found and Refined: Rainforest Meets Riviera Lifestyle.
The resort embodies a harmony of contrasts where tropical splendour blends seamlessly with the style and energy of a European mansion, thoughtfully accented by Middle Eastern finishes.
“Expanding on the concept of a paradise found and refined, the design team sought to provide a resort to strengthen Langkawi’s position in the luxury tourist market,” says Tom Lindblom, Principal Architect at Gensler. “Our compelling architectural vision for The St. Regis Langkawi defines the entire resort experience as a journey of discovery – of sanctuary, of vistas, of wellness, of cuisine, of fresh water, and of salt water.”
In terms of F&B options, the resort features a number of dining experiences and venues to enliven the senses. Capturing the feeling of a grand home, the resort’s Drawing Room Lounge serves as a formal entertaining space to welcome guests, opening out onto an expansive courtyard with wide vistas of the Andaman Sea.
Kayuputi, the resort’s Asian-influenced destination restaurant and bar, is conceptualised as a vintage beach house, evoking the relaxed glamour of the Malaysian Riviera from its perch over the lagoon.
L’Orangerie, the resort’s signature restaurant, evokes the design of a traditional European greenhouse for citrus trees. The restaurant showcases a potted orange tree at its centre, an open kitchen, and extends to a wide courtyard terrace with panoramic vistas of the sea.