Hong Kong is set to finally get its first St Regis-branded property next month with Marriott International recently announcing the new St Regis Hong Kong will open its doors some time in April.
Reservations are currently only available from May 1 onwards, though bookings for dates in April are expected to open in due course, a hotel spokesperson told Business Traveller Asia-Pacific.
Situated in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district close to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the St Regis has been designed by Hong Kong designer Andre Fu – the same designer behind other notable properties such as Swire Hotels’ The Upper House in Admiralty district.
The design of the property is influenced by Fu’s memories of growing up in the city, combined with more residential elements gleaned from the St Regis New York.
In terms of room count, the hotel has a relatively modest capacity with 112 guestrooms and 17 signature suites. That being said, the room sizes are quite generous – for Hong Kong – starting at 538 sqft (50sqm).
Rooms and suites are split across seven categories starting with the Deluxe room and going up to the 2,583-sqft (240-sqm) Presidential suite. The brand’s renowned 24-hour butler services are also available to guests.
On the food and beverage front, the hotel will offer two fine-dining restaurants from Michelin-starred chefs – French style L’Envol from chef Olivier Elzer, and Chinese restaurant Run from chef Hung Chi-kwong. Afternoon tea and an a la carte menu are also available at The Drawing Room, which includes a terrace and is more casual than the two fine-dining options.
The hotel’s watering hole, meanwhile, is the eponymously named The St Regis Bar, serving cocktails and light bites accompanied by live jazz music.
Guests wanting to do some exercise can head to The St Regis Athletic Club gym, which has cardio equipment and free weights, or the outdoor swimming pool.
The St Regis Hong Kong will join a plethora of new high-end accommodations that are opening up across the city.
The past 18 months have seen the opening of the Kerry Hotel Hong Kong on the Kowloon harbourfront in Hung Hom district followed by The Murray, Hong Kong in Hong Kong Island’s Central business and financial district.
Business Traveller Asia-Pacific has reviewed both of these properties:
Meanwhile, this week saw the official opening of the Rosewood Hong Kong in Kowloon’s Tsim Sha Tsui district, which is due to be followed soon by the neighbouring K11 Artus serviced residence.