St. Regis Makes the Next Stop on Its Global Expedition with the Opening of St. Regis Singapore

Offering an Unrivaled Dimension of Luxury and Elegance, The St. Regis Singapore Features World-Class Cuisine, Asia's First Remede Spa, the Signature St. Regis Butler Service and One of the Finest Private Art Collections in the Region

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 23, 2008--Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announces the opening of The St. Regis Singapore, the first internationally branded luxury hotel to open in Singapore in more than a decade. Offering an unrivaled dimension of opulence, bespoke service and refined elegance at one of the most prestigious addresses in the heart of downtown Singapore, the new St. Regis Singapore features 299 luxurious guestrooms and suites, an impressive selection of world-class cuisine and the iconic St. Regis Butler Service. The St. Regis Singapore also boasts one of the finest private art collections in the region and the first Remede Spa in Asia. The St. Regis Singapore is jointly owned by City Developments Ltd, Hong Leong Holdings Ltd and TID Pte Ltd - itself a joint venture between Hong Leong Group and Mitsui Group.

"We define St. Regis by our guests and the experiences and services they demand and expect. Nothing less than an unrivaled dimension of luxury and bespoke service - from arrival to departure, and beyond - will do," said Ross Klein, President, Starwood's Luxury Brands Group. "Truly one of the world's most intriguing destinations, Singapore is a richly textured cosmopolitan metropolis perfect for our global St. Regis guests. From Singapore to Shanghai, Bora Bora to Buenos Aires, St. Regis is committed to designing custom-tailored guest experiences in the best addresses around the world."

Centrally located in the downtown embassy district, The St. Regis Singapore is located near the exclusive boutiques on Orchard Road. Guests are just minutes from the Singapore Botanical Gardens and renowned cultural institutions including the National Museum and the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay. The hotel is also close to Singapore's thriving financial center, world-class medical centers and the city state's newest hotspot, Dempsey Hill - a revamped colonial neighborhood with lively restaurants, clubs, bars and antique furniture shops.

"The first significant hotel opening in Singapore in the past 11 years, The St. Regis Singapore boasts a strategic location on Tanglin Road, a stone's throw from Orchard Road, which is for Singapore what the Champs Elysees is for Paris," said Miguel Ko, President of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific. "The hotel's seductive address combined with the uncompromising, bespoke service of the St. Regis brand will make this property an extremely attractive choice for the most discerning travelers."

The new St. Regis Singapore was recently included in the highly coveted Conde Nast Traveler "Hot List" naming the hottest new hotels, restaurants and spas around the world. The hotel's generously proportioned and lavishly decorated guest rooms and suites were designed by internationally acclaimed architects Wilson & Associates. Guest rooms offer stunning vistas of Singapore's downtown as well as resplendent interiors complete with full silk-shaded chandeliers, state-of-the-art technologies and exclusive bath amenities and spa toiletries by Laboratoire Remede. One of the hotel's most compelling features is its awe-inspiring, private art collection - one of the finest in Asia. Highlights include rare masterpieces by famous artists such as Joan Miro, Marc Chagall and Fernando Botero.

The St. Regis Singapore houses the first Remede Spa to open in Asia. Guests can choose among a wide range of customized, revitalizing treatments inspired by the finest ancient rituals of the bathing art. The extraordinary spa offers wet treatment rooms with built-in infra red heated marble, cedar wood sauna, aromatherapy multi-chamber steam rooms, ice fountain and a unique warm jade treatment available for the first time in Singapore.

Dining at The St. Regis Singapore is a stylish affair, ranging from modern French cuisine at Les Saveurs to delicate Cantonese dishes at the chic, contemporary Yan Ting Chinese restaurant. LaBrezz serves flavorful dishes from across the Mediterranean on the hotel's terrace, while the elegant Decanter offers rare and prestigious vintages. The Astor Bar, named after John Jacob Astor IV - the renowned founder of the St. Regis brand - provides a relaxing venue for the famous St. Regis creation, the Bloody Mary. Guests will also discover an enticing array of teas at The Drawing Room.

An ideal choice for meetings in one of Asia's leading business capitals, The St. Regis Singapore also offers more than 16,000 square feet of meeting and event space including the grand John Jacob Ballroom - the only ballroom in Singapore to feature skylights. Additional facilities include a scenic outdoor swimming pool, Fitness Club, indoor air-conditioned tennis court and an outdoor court.

Following in the tradition of the legendary St. Regis Hotel, New York, The St. Regis Singapore will feature the famed hallmarks of St. Regis hotels including the iconic St. Regis Butler Service, bespoke guest experiences and luxury accommodations tailored to global travelers. Trained in the English tradition, the butlers provide ever-present, yet unobtrusive service while anticipating guest needs and customizing each guest's stay according to his or her specific tastes and preferences.

"When we set out to bring the St. Regis name to Singapore, we knew we were aligning with a brand that has a uniquely rich historical legacy and which occupies an unparalleled position in the hospitality industry," said Kwek Leng Beng, Executive Chairman of Hong Leong Holdings Limited.

The new St. Regis Singapore property joins a select portfolio of St. Regis hotels in the best addresses around the world, including Aspen, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Monarch Beach, New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco, London, Rome, Mallorca, Bora Bora, Beijing and Shanghai.

For more information on St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, please visit stregis.com/Singapore.

About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts

Combining timeless sophistication with modern luxury, the St. Regis brand is uncompromising in its commitment to excellence. Founded by John Jacob Astor with the landmark St. Regis Hotel, New York over a century ago, St. Regis is known for delivering an unrivaled dimension of luxury, bespoke service and refined elegance at the best addresses in the world. The brand plans to further its legacy globally and will unveil highly anticipated St. Regis properties in Atlanta-Buckhead, Baha Mar, The Bahamas, Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico, Bal Harbour and Deer Crest in North America, and in Buenos Aires, Costa Rica, Mexico City and Punta Mita in Latin America. In Asia, St. Regis has announced plans to open properties in Bali, Bangkok, Jakarta, Lhasa, Macao, Osaka and Tianjin. In the Middle East, St. Regis will expand in Cairo, Doha and Bahrain. Personalized service and amenities, enviable locations and luxuriously localized design are recognized worldwide as hallmarks of the St. Regis experience. For more information on St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.stregis.com.

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 850 properties in more than 95 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood(R) Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis(R), The Luxury Collection(R), Sheraton(R), Westin(R), Four Points(R), W(R), Le Meridien(R) and the recently announced Aloft(SM) and Element(SM) Hotels. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com

SOURCE: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

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