St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), today announced the much-awaited debut of The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central in Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with more than 450 years of history and cultural exchange between China and Europe. Owned by Venetian Orient Limited, an affiliate of Sands China Ltd, the 400-room hotel is set to elevate Macau’s luxury hospitality landscape with its uncompromising experiences, signature butler service, exceptional culinary venues and grand design – all underpinned by the St. Regis brand’s legacy. The opening of The St. Regis Macao marks the brand’s seventh hotel in Greater China, and will be followed by the unveiling of five new St. Regis hotels in 2016 in the world’s most coveted destinations, including Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi in Malaysia, the Maldives, Changsha in China and Cairo, Egypt.
“There is an ever-increasing demand for luxury around the globe and Macau is no exception, especially with the recent proliferation of luxury brands in the market and a record number of visitors to the destination in 2015,” said Jim Petrus, Global Brand Leader, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. “The original St. Regis hotel opened in New York City in 1904, and the debut of The St. Regis Macao marks the brand’s 36thproperty, following openings this year in Istanbul, Mumbai and Dubai.”
“We are delighted to continue our partnership with Sands China Ltd following a very successful collaboration with Starwood to open Sheraton’s largest hotel globally, Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central,” said Stephen Ho, President, Asia Pacific, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. “After ten years of rapid development, the Cotai Strip has elevated its status to a world-class tourism destination. The second phase of the Cotai Strip will offer a much more diversified experience for a new generation of luxury travelers, and St. Regis is delighted to be a part of that continued growth momentum.”
“Whether it’s hotel, restaurant, retail or other amenities or attractions, our developments on the Cotai Strip have become home to many of the world’s most-renowned and important brand names,” said Mr. Sheldon G. Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Sands China Ltd. “The opening of The St. Regis Macao is another significant step in Macao being able to differentiate itself from other destinations and further enhances Macao’s ability to draw even more leisure tourists and business travelers from throughout the region and across the globe.”
Macau’s Finest Address
The St. Regis Macao marks the largest hotel in the brand’s portfolio and the property is ideally positioned within the coveted Cotai Strip, which offers a fully integrated resort destination, including premier shopping, dining and entertainment facilities. The hotel serves as the ideal gateway to be immersed in Macau’s rich heritage and offers front row seats to exhilarating events such as the International Fireworks Competition and the Macau Grand Prix. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a round on several 18-hole international championship courses. Hong Kong International Airport can be reached in 60 minutes by ferry or in 15 minutes by helicopter, while Macau International Airport and the Taipa Ferry Terminal are less than 10 minutes away.
Macau has rapidly emerged as a sought-after destination, free from the hustle and bustle of major Asian cities. The St. Regis Macao provides convenient access to more than 600 designer boutiques, award-wining gaming facilities, and an endless array of nightlife and exceptional culinary experiences, from authentic Macanese and Portuguese cuisine to an impressive line-up of Michelin-starred restaurants.
Refined Facilities and Bespoke Services
Commanding sweeping views of the dazzling Cotai Strip, The St. Regis Macao features 400 lavishly appointed guestrooms and suites, ranging from 53 to 477 square meters. Celebrating Macau’s reputation as a world-class gastronomic destination, the hotel includes a multi-experience dining venue, comprised of five distinctive offerings from cosmopolitan, high-end cuisine to a bistro-style indoor garden experience.
The St. Regis Macao houses the signature St. Regis Bar, an elegant space to indulge in a selection of fine wines and spirits, as well as the hotel’s twist on the legendary Bloody Mary cocktail, which was first created at the brand’s flagship hotel in New York in the early 1900s. Called the Maria do Leste (“Mary of the East”), the potent local concoction fuses classic ingredients with spices that Portuguese sailors originally brought to Macau, such as pink peppercorns, piri-piri and cinnamon.
The Iridium Spa, located on the 38th floor with panoramic views over the Strip, sets the mood for a luxurious and revitalizing journey, while the expansive outdoor pool with 2,457 sqm of deck space and private cabanas creates an idyllic oasis in the center of the city.
To further enhance the guest experience, The St. Regis Macao offers the signature St. Regis Butler Service for all guests – a first in the destination of Macau – providing 24-hour anticipatory service, customizing each guest’s stay to their specific needs, tastes and preferences.
Private Events Beyond Expectation
Boosted by financial support for delegates from the Macau Government, as well as liberal visa requirements, the local MICE market is second to none. The St. Regis Macao features a number of refined venues, including the regal Astor Grand Ballroom which seats 350 guests. In addition, five smaller meeting rooms with natural daylight through floor-to-ceiling windows, two stately boardrooms, and an exclusive VIP meeting room, cater to a range of private events. These facilities connect seamlessly to its sister property, Sheraton Macao Hotel, presenting meeting planners with a variety of options across the two hotels. The Sheraton Macao Hotel, boasts 4,001 rooms, with the largest pillar-less ballroom in the city, accommodating up to 5,000 people.