Solidifying St. Regis Hotels & Resorts’ position as a leader in luxury, the iconic brand is expected to expand its existing portfolio of 15 curated resorts with plans to debut 11 new enchanted escapes by 2025 in some of the world’s most coveted leisure destinations. Pauline Brettell takes a wander through the proposed portfolio…
Hotel brand St Regis Hotels and Resorts has laid down ambitious and forward-thinking plans to expand its portfolio of luxury resorts in desired destinations for the next generation of luxury travellers, including locations within the Caribbean, North America, North Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific.
St. Regis currently has 49 hotels and resorts open worldwide, with a further 29 hotels and resorts in its pipeline, representing expected growth of nearly 60 per cent over the next five years in both urban and leisure destinations.
“This is a pivotal moment for St. Regis as we expect to nearly double our existing resort portfolio by 2025,” said George Fleck, Vice President and Global Brand Leader for St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. “From Los Cabos to Sanya, and Marrakech to the Riviera Maya, we are thoughtfully expanding the brand while marking a commitment to providing extraordinary resort experiences in the places where we know global luminaries want to travel.”
These highly anticipated new resorts will introduce the brand’s visionary spirit, avant-garde style and bespoke service in some of the most dynamic and compelling markets across the globe. Expanding its footprint in Mexico, St. Regis is expected to debut The St. Regis Kanai Resort in 2022 and The St. Regis Los Cabos Resort in 2023.
Located in the captivating Mayan Riviera, The St. Regis Kanai Resort will feature a sophisticated design that boasts breath-taking ocean views from every vantage point, with plans that call for 124 guestrooms and suites, as well as 32 exclusive villas with private pools.
The striking St. Regis Los Cabos Resort, designed by SB Architects and the San Francisco branch of design firm HBA, will be located on 33 pristine acres in Quivira, and features more than 300 metres of panoramic coastal views. The resort is expected to offer 120 rooms and 60 residences, as well as a spa, golf course, beach club and three distinctive dining experiences.
In the Middle East, the brand plans to grow its presence in Qatar with the expected early 2022 opening of St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island, The Pearl, which will feature architecture influenced by the distinct Andalusian and Arabesque style and offer stunning views of the Arabian Gulf.
With a continued focus on the Caribbean in the coming years, in 2024, St. Regis is expected to debut in Aruba with St. Regis Aruba Palm Beach Resort, as well as in the Dominican Republic with the highly anticipated opening of St. Regis Cap Cana Resort.
In addition, the brand also anticipates celebrating its entry into Oman in 2024 with St. Regis Al Mouj Resort in Muscat and, in the same year, expects the debut of St. Regis Sanya Haitang Bay Resort in Sanya, Hainan’s most southern tip, which is often referred to as the ‘Hawaii of the East’. Additionally, St. Regis is expected to open a property in Africa, with the debut of St. Regis Marrakech Resort slated for 2025.
St. Regis’ existing resort portfolio touches all corners of the globe, ranging from Bal Harbour to Bora Bora and Aspen to Abu Dhabi. Most recently, in May 2021, St. Regis Bermuda Resort opened its doors in the historic town of St. George’s. Just steps from the soft white sands of St. Catherine’s Beach, the resort boasts 120 elegant guestrooms including 29 exquisite suites and an ultra-luxury residential development offering two- and three-bedroom residences. Each guestroom is designed to bring the outdoors in, with custom furnishings, marble bathrooms and a private balcony, all with breath-taking ocean views. Guests are able to enjoy unparalleled leisure and wellness facilities, including the historic Five Forts Golf Course, St. Regis Spa and state of the art cuisine.
The St. Regis Qingdao debuted in August 2021. Situated in the 2008 Olympic sailing village, the hotel features 233 guestrooms designed to pay homage to the coastal destination.
Additionally, St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort in Puerto Rico recently reopened following a $60 million renovation inclusive of the resort’s 139 guestrooms and suites, seaside pool and esplanade, and the spa.
Characterised by timeless glamour, along with a vanguard spirit, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, is all about delivering ‘exquisite experiences’ inside its luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Now set to take its uncompromising level of bespoke design and service further afield, we look forward to watching these plans progress over the next five years.
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