St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Makes South Asia Debut with the Opening of the St. Regis Mumbai
Starwood’s Ultra-Luxury Brand Introduces Signature St. Regis Butler Service in India’s Tallest Hotel Tower
STAMFORD, Conn. - November 5, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced the official opening of the highly anticipated St. Regis Mumbai. In partnership with Pallazzio Hotels & Leisure Limited, the hotel marks the entry of the St. Regis brand in India and South Asia. With this debut, the ultra-luxury brand has tripled its global footprint over the past decade, reaching 34 hotels in the most coveted destinations around the world.
“The introduction of St. Regis to India marks a significant milestone for the brand’s expansion in South Asia, and Mumbai displays a robust demand for high-end hospitality from affluent travelers from all around the globe,” says Jim Petrus, Global Brand Leader, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. “We are uniquely positioned to cater to the needs of a new generation of luxury travelers, offering a personalized experience informed by the brand's legacy.”
“We look forward to a long-term collaboration with Starwood Hotels & Resorts,” says Atul Ruia, Managing Director Phoenix Mills Ltd & Director Pallazzio Hotels & Leisure Ltd. “Through its unparalleled service delivery, The St. Regis Mumbai provides an uncompromising experience to its guests – the global business travelers, connoisseurs of the good life, and aficionados of art and culture.”
“Mumbai is emerging as a world-class travel destination, presenting the perfect setting for the St. Regis brand,” added Amit Bhosale, Executive Director, ABIL Hospitality Pvt Ltd. & Director, Pallazzio Hotels & Leisure Ltd. “We feel that it’s a great opportunity to introduce the legendary brand’s bespoke services and programs to the well-heeled travelers of today and tomorrow.”
A Capital Destination
Poised to become the best address, The St. Regis Mumbai is located in Lower Parel, the city’s most premium commercial, residential and entertainment district. The hotel provides easy access to the city’s commercial centers including the Bandra Kurla Complex and Nariman Point, as well as to the airport.
The hotel’s design captures an urban refined style, complemented by warm tones and specially commissioned art work which lends an elegant and stylish touch to the guest rooms and public spaces. Residing in India’s tallest hotel tower, The St. Regis Mumbai offers panoramic views of the bustling metropolis. The hotel includes 395 well-appointed guest rooms including 27 suites, and for extended stays, the property’s 39 residential suites feature a spacious living room, fully equipped kitchenette and the option of one or two bedrooms.
Following in the tradition of the St. Regis brand's legendary New York hotel, The St. Regis Mumbai features the famed brand hallmarks, including St. Regis Butler Service. Butlers provide round-the-clock anticipatory, yet unobtrusive service and customize each guest's stay according to their specific tastes and preferences.
Exquisite Culinary Experiences
The St. Regis Mumbai houses nine elegant restaurants, bars and nightlife destinations. The brand’s afternoon tea ritual comes to life in The Drawing Room at The Great Hall where, with the addition of local flavors and Indian estate teas, guests enjoy a distinct interpretation the classic afternoon pastime. Inspired by the iconic King Cole Bar at The St. Regis New York which was the birthplace of the original Bloody Mary, The St Regis Bar serves the Mumbai Mary, the hotel’s local rendition of the iconic cocktail which embodies the bold spirit of the city by embracing spices like cinnamon and coriander to create a soulful Indian version of the classic.
Seven Kitchens with its natural light, vast interiors, international cuisine and popular Sunday Brunch, is perfect for gatherings with friends and family, whereas The Sahib Room & Kipling Bar, inspired by the colonial era, are renowned for their robust Indian delicacies and flavors. By the Mekong takes guests on a gastronomic journey through China, Thailand and Vietnam, and Yuuka turns the finest Japanese ingredients into modern, culinary masterpieces.
Li Bai offers exciting nightlife entertainment with live jazz performances and EXO, the city’s highest nightlife venue, offers signature cocktails in a refined setting. Lastly, guests can enjoy unparalleled vistas of the city at Asilo, the hotel’s signature rooftop bar.
Exclusive Wellness Facilities
The opening of The St. Regis Mumbai also marks the debut of the brand’s luxurious Iridium Spa concept in the country, featuring nine tranquil treatment rooms and a menu boasting use of Omorovicza products. The hotel additionally offers a fitness center, a 25-meter outdoor pool with panoramic views and a professional salon.
Elevated Business Meetings & Special Events
With more than 3,900 square meters of private event space across two levels, including the alfresco Terrace Garden, a dedicated entrance and reception foyer, The St. Regis Mumbai offers the perfect setting for glamorous, large scale events. A dedicated bridal area with a separate bridal salon makes The Ballroom the ideal venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
For more information on The St. Regis Mumbai, please visit www.stregis.com/mumbai or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at over 30 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. Starwood’s ultra-luxury brand is set to expand its legacy to 50 hotels by 2020. For more information and new openings, visit stregis.com or follow Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
SOURCE Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
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