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St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Celebrates American Polo from Coast to Coast, with Announcement of Inaugural St. Regis Polo Cup in Sonoma Valley

July 19, 2014 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., continues to celebrate its commitment to the international sport of polo with upcoming polo matches inBridgehampton 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.

St. Regis Connoisseur Nacho Figueras to captain polo teams Coast to Coast with St. Regis Hotels & Resorts

St. Regis Connoisseur Nacho Figueras to captain polo teams Coast to Coast with St. Regis Hotels & Resorts

 

“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 Dhabito 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.

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