May 23, 2017 // Franchising.com // St. Regis Hotels & Resorts today announced the highly-anticipated opening of The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan, marking the renowned luxury brand’s ninth hotel in the Greater China region. Owned by B.M. Holding, the hotel offers an exceptional experience that features a timeless blend of innovation and tradition, including the signature St. Regis Butler Service, unique culinary venues, and elegant design.
“Shanghai’s cosmopolitan spirit is perfectly matched by The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan, which through unrivaled service and personalized experiences will bring to life the modern glamour that defines this city,” said Lisa Holladay, Global Brand Leader, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. “With its own rich history and distinctive legacy, The Pearl of the Orient is an ideal place to expand the St. Regis brand and this debut represents an important milestone in our overall global growth.
“China has seen an incredible increase in tourism, particularly among luxury travelers, and we are excited to meet this demand by bringing the St. Regis brand to Shanghai,” said Stephen Ho, Chief Executive Officer, Greater China, Marriott International. “The opening of The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan also represents a broader commitment from Marriott International to bring the outstanding service and refined accommodations these luxury travelers are seeking to areas throughout the Greater China region.”
The hotel’s elegant interiors create an oasis of calm by combining traditional English and Chinese palatial styles with elements of Chinese art and culture, such as calligraphy and handcrafted gold foil paintings. For added visual interest, five glass sculptures by world renowned glass sculptor Dale Chihuly will be featured in the hotel’s public space. The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan’s 436 exquisitely styled guest rooms, including 66 suites, and 55 residences boast sweeping city views, allowing guests to experience Shanghai’s energy from the comfort of their own space. The three-bedroom, three-story Presidential Suite spans 650 square meters and is located on the top of the building, featuring a glass ceiling, vast living room, outdoor terraces with panoramic skyline views, full kitchen, dining room, and lounge area.
Situated on West Beijing Road in the heart of the Jingan District, Shanghai’s cultural and business center, The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan provides guests convenient access to explore Shanghai’s storied past and bustling present. The hotel is a five-minute walk to the Shanghai Natural History Museum and a short drive to many cultural landmarks, including the famous Jingan Temple; 400-year-old Yu Garden and its centerpiece, the Exquisite Jade Rock; the historic and architecturally varied buildings that line the Bund, which have been a symbol of Shanghai since the 1920s; and the vibrant People’s Square and People’s Park. Soaring above the city, the hotel guest rooms are located on the 36 to 68th floors of a high rise building with major corporate offices on the 5 to 35th floors. Stylish shopping centers - including Plaza 66, Westgate Mall, Shanghai Center, and Nanjing West Road - are also nearby.
“The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan will redefine the local luxury hospitality landscape by blending the rituals and traditions of St. Regis, such as its legendary butler service, with a design and culinary experience that highlights the history and culture of Shanghai,” said Chris Tsoi, General Manager, The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan. “We look forward to welcoming both international and domestic guests and providing them with a true one-of-a-kind way to experience the best of this extraordinary city.”
Through six distinct restaurants and bars, The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan offers guests a unique combination of signature St. Regis offerings and local flavors. Set in a modern Japanese stone garden, Seki-tei features a live cooking teppanyaki station; while St. Regis master chefs at Bespoke will curate seasonal chef’s tasting menus and also offer customized menus according to guests’ personal tastes and preferences. Guests can also indulge in refined Cantonese cuisine at specialty Chinese restaurant Yan Ting or stop by Social to enjoy brunch, an extensive buffet, and live cooking stations. The Drawing Room features the signature St. Regis afternoon tea every day, and The St. Regis Bar, which in addition to fine wines, rare spirits, champagnes, and handcrafted cocktails, will offer the renowned St. Regis Bloody Mary. The bar will also offer the hotel’s local version of the Bloody Mary, the ‘Mary Jing’, which features unique Shanghai spices and local ingredients such as dried preserved figs infused in Vodka and dried Osmanthus flowers, which are known sweet scent and flavor.
Guests can escape from the city rush by relaxing at the St. Regis brand’s signature Iridium Spa, which features a range of specialty massages and treatments, or take advantage of the indoor swimming pool and 24-hour fitness center. Guests of The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan will also enjoy the signature St. Regis Butler Service, a famed hallmark of St. Regis hotels, which offers unparalleled around-the-clock anticipatory service that customizes each guest’s stay according to their tastes and preferences.
The hotel will provide the perfect venue for both intimate social and corporate gatherings with the uncompromising service for which St. Regis is known. Guests can work with a St. Regis event specialist, who will customize every detail and orchestrate flawless and unforgettable events from weddings and gala dinners to business gatherings with curated culinary selections. The hotel features over 3,000 square meters of meeting space across eleven meeting rooms, and together with two executive boardrooms offers a range of layouts and amenities that can be adapted to any occasion. Spanning 1,400 square meters, the elegant Astor Ballroom, featuring 95 square meter LED wall projection system and attached 368 square meter foyer, can accommodate up to 1300 guests for VIP receptions, gala dinners or corporate events. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.stregis.com/shanghaijingan or call +(86) 21 6257 9999.
Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc., is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at nearly 40 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. For more information and new openings, visit stregis.com or follow Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. St. Regis is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Starwood Preferred Guest®. Members can now link accounts with Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer.
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