St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Celebrates American Polo from Coast to Coast

With Announcement of Inaugural St. Regis Polo Cup in Sonoma Valley

With Nacho Figueras, St. Regis will Support Robin Hood Foundation in New York and Giant Steps in California This Year

NEW YORK - July 17, 2014 - (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 with upcoming polo matches in Bridgehampton on the East Coast and Sonoma Valley on the West Coast. In August, Nacho Figueras will captain the St. Regis team in the third annual Piaget Hamptons Polo Cup, once again partnering with the Robin Hood Foundation in a continued effort to support New York families in need. The following month, the inaugural St. Regis Polo Cup will take place in Sonoma Valley to benefit Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of the disabled children through the extraordinary benefits of therapeutic riding. These polo matches follow on the heels of the seventh annual St. Regis International Cup in the United Kingdom, which pitted Nacho Figueras and the South America team against the England team, earlier this year.

"Polo and philanthropy are inherent to the legacy of St. Regis, and we are pleased to support these meaningful causes," said Paul James, Global Brand Leader, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts and W Hotels Worldwide. "We look forward to offering St. Regis guests, spectators and their families the opportunity to experience this exhilarating sport, as we have done around the world from Bridgehampton to Beijing and from Abu Dhabi to Aspen."

In New York, St. Regis will bring its passion for polo to life for families at the third annual Piaget Hamptons Polo Cup with sunset polo lessons with child-size mallets, pony rides as well as a traditional Argentinean 'Asado' barbeque followed by a signature St. Regis Afternoon Tea with children's teacakes. In California, the inaugural St. Regis Polo Cup will premiere in the Bay Area promising to deliver an exhilarating day for guests, residents and the local community to experience speed, sport, food and wine.

Tickets for the Piaget Hamptons Polo Cup in New York are available by calling (212) 650-0007, while tickets for the St. Regis Polo Cup in Sonoma are available at http://www.stregissanfrancisco.com/polo-cup. Additionally, St. Regis will create opportunities for its global guests to experience upcoming St. Regis affiliated polo events through its signature St. Regis Aficionado program.

Through the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Moments program, Starwood will also offer SPG members direct access to bespoke polo experiences including the opportunity to meet St. Regis Connoisseur Nacho Figueras and participate in exclusive polo events around the world. The SPG Moments program allows SPG members to bid on insider access to once-in-a-lifetime St. Regis experiences beyond expectation. Please visit www.spg.com/moments for more information.

The St. Regis brand has a long history 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 St. Regis' founding family, the Astors, were preeminent patrons of the sport. For more information on the St. Regis brand's exclusive polo events, please visit www.stregis.com/polo.

About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts

Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis 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 will continue to expand in Amman, Cairo 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

SOURCE Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Media Contact:

Katie Roberts
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
212-380-4049
Katie.Roberts@starwoodhotels.com

 

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