NEW YORK - November 8, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:HOT), continues to celebrate its commitment to the international sport of polo in destinations that appeal to a new generation of luxury travelers including Mexico City, Abu Dhabi and Bangkok. Earlier this year, the St. Regis brand participated in spirited polo matches and hosted marquee events in Beijing with the Royal Salute Gold Cup China Open Tournament; in Greenwich, Connecticut with HRH Prince Harry, who led the Sentebale Land Rover team against the St. Regis team captained by Nacho Figueras; and at Cowdray Park Polo Club, the home of British polo, in the United Kingdom with The 6th Annual St. Regis International Cup.
This month St. Regis Hotels and Resorts will participate in the 23rd annual Mexican Polo Open, a polo tournament expected to draw hundreds of Mexico's most influential leaders and notables. The tournament's final match will be held on November 9th at Campo Marte in the heart of Mexico City, an exclusive venue that is part of Los Pinos, the official residence and office of the President of Mexico. A VIP hospitality lounge will feature culinary offerings by The St. Regis Mexico City where invited VIP guests will enjoy rituals including Afternoon Tea and St. Regis signature Bloody Mary cocktails.
Simultaneously across the globe, St. Regis will continue its sponsorship of the St. Regis polo team in Abu Dhabi at Ghantoot Polo & Racing Club's third annual Pink Polo event designed to raise awareness for Breast Cancer on November 8th, after the brand's two recent hotel openings in the city. Immediately following on the heels of the highly anticipated Formula One race, speed and sport aficionados from around the world will descend on the destination.
In December, the St. Regis ladies polo team will participate for the third consecutive year in another Pink Polo match – the Queen Sirikit St. Regis Pink Polo match close to Bangkok at Thai Polo Club. VIP guests from the Queen's household as well as local dignitaries and socials will once again enjoy St. Regis rituals including The St. Regis Bangkok Afternoon Tea and The Siam Mary – the hotel's local twist to the classic
"It is exciting to see our polo programming gain momentum in vibrant destinations like the Middle East and China, two regions of significant growth for the St. Regis brand," says Paul James, Global Brand Leader, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts and W Hotels Worldwide. "As our global portfolio grows, so does the global nature of our guests; and we are thrilled to host an exciting day of polo for the first time in Mexico City for a new generation of luxury travelers, who are increasingly staying at our luxury hotels around the world."
The St. Regis brand has long been associated with the world of polo, beginning at the turn of the 20th century when polo matches on Manhattan's Governors Island were the highlight of the New York social calendar and the St. Regis founding family, the Astors, was preeminent patrons of the sport. Today, St. Regis continues to share its passion for the 'Sport of Kings', providing guests with access to one-off polo experiences throughout the year.
Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, the St. Regis brand is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at 31 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Since the opening of the first St. Regis Hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests delivered flawlessly by signature St. Regis Butler Service. From Bal Harbour to Bangkok, Saadiyat Island to Shenzhen, the St. Regis brand caters to a new generation of luxury travelers and continues to thoughtfully build its portfolio in the most sought after destinations at the heart of today's grand tour. Plans for the brand to expand its legacy include much-anticipated St. Regis Hotels & Resorts in the Riviera Maya and in Asia, where St. Regis has announced plans to open hotels in Changsha, Chengdu, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Lijiang, Nanjing, New Delhi, Qingshui Bay and Zhuhai. In the Middle East, St. Regis Hotels and Resorts will continue to expand in Amman, Cairo, Istanbul and Dubai. For more information on St. Regis Hotels & Resorts please visit stregis.com, to explore our recent debuts visit stregis.com/newgrandtour and for the privilege of residential ownership please visit stregis.com/residences. Connect with St. Regis on instagram.com/stregishotels, facebook.com/stregis pinterest.com/stregishotels, and youtube.com/stregishotels.
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Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
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