Opening of The St. Regis Chengdu

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    The St. Regis Chengdu, Southwest China’s newest address for unparalleled luxury, celebrated its debut with a magnificent opening ceremony and gala event, as well as the unveiling of the St. Regis Chengdu mural. The elegant evening welcomed a bevy of international and local celebrities, influencers and tastemakers including Chinese actress Li Bingbing, President of Sichuan culinary association Li Shuren, and Paul James, Global Brand Leader of St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, and W Hotels Worldwide. The Pursuit of Art – Unveiling of the St. Regis Chengdu Mural
    The evening began in Decanter, St. Regis Chengdu’s gourmet wine bar, with the unveiling of the St. Regis Chengdu mural by artist Chris Buissa’s. The mural, which reflects the Brazilian artist’s interpretation of ancient and modern Chengdu, takes center stage in Decanter’s refined setting. The seductive space invites guests to sample a wide selection of the world’s best champagnes, and red and white wines, carefully curated by St. Regis Chengdu’s master wine sommelier Tong Zhu.

    A Modern Legacy of Storied Luxury
    Opening exactly 110 years after the iconic St. Regis New York and situated in the first City of Gastronomy in Asia recognized by UNESCO, The St. Regis Chengdu took guests on a progressive culinary journey of New York and Sichuan cuisine from 1904 to present during an exclusive gala dinner that beautifully blended classic and contemporary cuisine.

    To represent the jazz legacy of storied luxury brand, the entertainment included a jazz band performing songs from iconic jazz artists from the 1920’s to modern day, as well as Charleston Dancers, who dazzled the crowd with a choreography mixing traditional Charleston and contemporary dance. To infuse the rich heritage and local culture of Chengdu, a fashion show unveiled modern Shu Brocade designs by Ms. Xue Mei Pan.

    About The St. Regis Chengdu
    Located in the heart of Chengdu’s business district just steps away from Tianfu Square and the Chun Xi Road upscale retail area, The St. Regis Chengdu sets a new standard of bespoke service, refined elegance, and timeless sophistication in Southwest China. The St. Regis Chengdu boasts 279 carefully appointed guestrooms and suites that are the largest in the city, 1,200 sqm of exceptional event and meeting spaces, the exclusive Iridium Spa featuring a menu of customized experiences, and the legendary St. Regis Butler Service.

    The St. Regis Chengdu offers an array of epicurean experiences including six restaurants and bars. Social, an all-day dining restaurant, offers a wide selection of international cuisine; Yan Ting is the hotel’s signature Chinese restaurant specializing in Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine; Yun Fu has four distinct private dining rooms located on the 27th floor which offers tailored dining experiences. Decanter, Chengdu’s only dedicated wine bar, offers an extensive selection of fine wines, liquors and cigars; Vantage XXVII is a rooftop bar offering specialty cocktails with views of the spectacular city skyline. Drawing Room offers the signature St. Regis afternoon tea and champagne sabering ritual as well as the Chuan Mary, a spicier version of the world famous St. Regis Bloody Mary, re-imagined for The St. Regis Chengdu.

    The Iridium Spa, exclusive to St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, offers a blissful experience including nine treatment rooms, sauna and steam rooms, and a modern fitness center. The tranquil spa offers a customized indulgence that surpasses the discerning tastes of St. Regis guests. The St. Regis Chengdu is the only luxury hotel in the city to offer both indoor and outdoor swimming pools for in-house guests and St. Regis Athletic Club members.

    Daniel Fountain / 24.12.2014

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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