St Regis hotel opens in Downtown Dubai

5 Oct 2021 by Hannah Brandler
The St. Regis Downtown, Dubai

Marriott International has opened a new St Regis property in Downtown Dubai.

The St Regis Downtown, Dubai is located along the Dubai Water Canal, minutes from the world’s largest shopping centre, The Dubai Mall, and a short drive to both the city’s design hub (Dubai Design District) and the International Finance Centre.

The contemporary design includes rich fabrics and gold accents, and draws inspiration from the jewellery found in Dubai’s Gold Souk for the two striking chandeliers and gold chains in the lobby. The lobby also has lounge areas with a grand fireplace and artwork inspired by Dubai’s skyline silhouette reflecting onto the Dubai Water Canal. Corridors and gathering spaces also display a curated collection of contemporary art.

Its 289 rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows which overlook local landmarks such as the canal and the Burj Khalifa, large open bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes and coral-inspired wall sculptures. Each room also includes the brand’s butler service, which provides round-the-clock service.

F&B spaces include The Library for afternoon tea; Basta! for Italian cuisine with a modern twist; Bleu Blanc Oysters and Grill for French fine dining; the poolside bar for light meals; and the St Regis Bar which serves a modern take on the Bloody Mary cocktail first created at its New York outpost in 1934.

The bar also features a mirrored mural embellished by starry lights across the ceiling, which aims to depict the stars seen from the Arabian Desert at night. In line with the brand’s tradition, the hotel will carry out a champagne sobering at 7pm to mark the transition from day to night.

The hotel also features a spa with six treatment rooms, a steam room, sauna, fitness centre, and outdoor infinity pool. Events facilities include seven flexible meeting rooms, while a 564 sqm ballroom will debut in March 2022.

The St. Regis Downtown, Dubai

George Fleck, Vice President and Global Brand Leader for St. Regis Hotels and Resorts, commented:

“Dubai is a vibrant destination that has long attracted global travelers with its striking architecture, dedication to innovation and modern vision, representing many of the ideals of the St. Regis brand.

“We are thrilled to welcome The St. Regis Downtown, Dubai to our highly curated, and growing, global collection of hotels and resorts as we seek to delight the world’s luminaries with a distinct experience that celebrates the timeless glamour and vanguard spirit of our brand.”

Raja Zeidan, general manager of the hotel, added:

“We are looking forward to offering guests exquisite experiences that are steeped in history along with the brand’s iconic anticipatory service, which is purposefully tailored for each one of our global tastemakers.

“The St. Regis Downtown, Dubai will provide a distinct point of view on luxury hospitality in one of the city’s most exclusive districts, and will offer global luminaries the chance to enjoy the cherished hallmarks of the St. Regis brand.”

Marriott currently operates close to 50 luxury hotels and resorts under the St Regis brand.

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