The luxury St. Regis Hotels & Resorts brand will debut in Hong Kong in early 2019.
“Hong Kong is a bustling centre of commerce with an incredible mix of glamour, culture, history and tradition. This vibrancy makes it an ideal destination for St. Regis,” said Lisa Holladay, vice president and global brand leader, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. “With its excellent location, impeccable service, and refined elegance, we look forward to offering guests an exquisite experience in one of the world’s most exciting cities.”
Located in the heart of Wan Chai, the new St. Regis will be within walking distance of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, as well as Victoria Harbour.
With upscale East-meets-West interiors created by Hong Kong-based designer André Fu, the 25-story St. Regis Hong Kong will offer 129 guest suites, many of which will feature stunning views across the harbour and Kowloon Bay.
In addition to the brand’s signature Butler Service, guests will enjoy Chinese and French restaurants, a heated swimming pool, an open-air terrace, a Lobby Lounge and a St. Regis Bar.
“All St. Regis Hotels & Resorts represent the ultimate in timeless, tasteful luxury, which the discerning and sophisticated traveller appreciates. We are also happy to note that the presence of the outstanding new St. Regis in Wan Chai district will add a new level of prestige and appeal to this vibrant quarter of our city,” said Frankie Y.F. Bao, managing director, China Resources Property, St. Regis’ partner on the opening of the new hotel.
St. Regis more than doubled its footprint in recent years, with nine properties in the Greater China region alone.
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