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Exclusive resort with 77 private villas - St. Regis Vommuli resort will be opened in 2016 on Maldives

New luxury hotels demanded worldwide – More and more hing-end properties in the pipeline – More than 5,000 news hotels around the globe

Hamburg, Germany – 15 July 2015
The hotel construction is flourishing worldwide – more than 5,000 new top hotels arise. Especially the aggressive expansions by international leading hotel companies and the significantly changed quality requirements of the target and style groups pressurise establish hotels in important hotel markets. Worldwide the number of new building hotels is increasing annually. Only in July 143 new top hotels will open their doors. This data has been revealed by tophotelprojects.com, the worldwide leading provider for global b2b hotel data. Especially in the luxury segment the market pressure in growing enormously. Recently Mandarin Oriental, one of the best hotel groups in the world, announced the opening of a second high-end-hotel with 241 rooms in China’s capital Beijing.

Exclusive resort with 77 private villas - St. Regis Vommuli resort will be opened in 2016 on Maldives

Exclusive resort with 77 private villas – St. Regis Vommuli resort will be opened in 2016 on Maldives

Also the US-company Marriott International relies on new luxury hotels: in Macau the first “only suites” property by the Ritz-Carlton brand opened end of May. With the inauguration of a JW Marriott Hotel (228 rooms) in Zhejiang Anji at the Yangtze River delta the number of high-end-properties by this brand was raised up to eleven. Also in Washington D.C. another JW Marriott Hotel (750 rooms) recently opened its doors. Another highlight by the JW Marriot brand is a resort (266 rooms) in Venice.

With its legendary hotel brand Ritz-Carlton Marriott is also expanding: in Cairo the famous 431-room property will re-open. In Budapest another Ritz-Carlton with 192 rooms is arising in prime location close to the St. Stephan Cathedral; opening is scheduled for early-2016 and in Jeddah a 224-room Ritz-Carlton will open its doors also this summer.

Also Starwood is promoting its top hotel brands: 2016 a St. Regis resort (77 private villas) will open on the Maldives (Vommuli Island). Further St. Regis hotels recently opened in Moscow, Mumbai and in Dubai. The former Conrad Hotel in Chicago (Hilton group) will re-open as an exquisite Luxury Collection hotel. The first Luxury Collection hotel by Starwood itself is arising in Kyoto, Japan.

Top 10 hotel chains with their expansions
Peninsula Hotels: 1 new building project in London
Mandarin Oriental Hotels: 14 new building projects i. a. in Beijing, Maldives, Milano, Istanbul, Dubai, Moscow and Marrakech
One&Only Hotels: 5 new building projects i. a. in Jeddah, Bahrain und Sanya
Ritz Carlton: 34 new building projects i. a. in Muscat, Marrakech, Nanjing, Chongqing, Hainan, Macau and Mumbai
Aman Resorts: 8 new building projects i. a. . in Shanghai and Libreville
St. Regis: 19 new building projects i. a. in Istanbul, Napa Valley, Jakarta, Nanjing, Dubai and Cairo
Oberoi Hotels: 3 new building projects in Casablanca and Marrakech
Four Seasons Hotels: 34 new building projects i. a. in Agadir, Bangalore, Bahrain, Boston, Goa, Kuwait City, New Delhi and Kuala-Lumpur
Shangri-La Hotels: 17 new building projects i. a. in Colombo, Hangzhou, Nanchang and Shaoxing

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Unveils Highly Anticipated Flagship in Istanbul, Turkey

The St. Regis Istanbul Introduces First International Outpost of Wolfgang Puck’s Spago Restaurant And Second Bentley Suite in the World

Istanbul, Turkey – 08 April 2015 – St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, is delighted to debut the highly anticipated St. Regis Istanbul. Owned by Nisantasi Konaklama ve Otel Hizmetleri A.S. (Demsa Group), The St. Regis Istanbul marks the debut of the luxury brand in Turkey. St. Regis has tripled its global footprint in the last decade to 34 hotels and is set to open three more hotels this year, strengthening its position as a leader in luxury hospitality.

St. Regis Istanbul

St. Regis Istanbul

Nestled in the sophisticated Nisantasi neighborhood, The St. Regis Istanbul is surrounded by chic designer boutiques and boutique art galleries. The residential hotel sits atop Maçka Park and boasts breathtaking, floor-to-ceiling views of the Bosphorus from each of the 118 guestrooms and suites. Designed by award-winning Turkish architect Emre Arolat, The St. Regis Istanbul is a modern interpretation of Istanbul’s glamorous Art Deco era with a variety of contemporary art installations.

“With the opening of The St. Regis Istanbul, we are delighted to strengthen Starwood’s presence in Turkey, one of our key markets for growth and a burgeoning destination for luxury travellers,” said Michael Wale, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East. “The St. Regis Istanbul will offer exceptional levels of service and exquisite experiences including Spago by acclaimed chef Wolfgang Puck and a Bentley Suite, and we look forward to welcoming guests at our first St. Regis hotel in Turkey.”

“As a hotel brand as international and informed as its guests, St. Regis is thoughtfully building its portfolio in destinations, including Istanbul, where there is a robust demand for high-end hospitality from a new generation of global travellers,” said Jenni Benzaquen, Vice President, St. Regis, W Hotels and The Luxury Collection in Europe, Africa and Middle East. “Capturing the soul of the historic city and the spirit of the new grand tour, this hotel is a befitting debut for St. Regis in this international gateway city.”

Wolfgang Puck’s Iconic Spago Restaurant
The St. Regis Istanbul is home to the first international outpost of Wolfgang Puck’s iconic Spago restaurant, which stars as the hotel’s signature culinary experience. Located on the hotel’s rooftop, the restaurant offers contemporary design and stunning views of the vibrant city. Inspired by the celebrated chef’s global travels, the modern and imaginative seasonal menus include signature dishes, such as blue crab and lobster “Louis” cocktail with spicy tomato-horseradish; “Angry” two-pound live lobster with Szechuan chilies, garlic, scallions and black bean dust; roasted duckling “Peking Style” with blood oranges, port-ginger reduction; and grilled lamb chops, harissa aioli, charred eggplant, falafel “macaroons”, natural jus. This is paired with a superb artisanal cocktail menu and extensive wine list, including international varietals alongside local Turkish wines. Poised to be the best address for celebrity spotting in Istanbul, the Spago lounge offers a seductive atmosphere above the busy streets of Istanbul all year round.

Exquisite Culinary Experiences
While the St. Regis Brasserie offers street-side action: an indoor show kitchen and bustling outdoor terrace, reminiscent of a Parisian café, the Petit “O” Bar follows the St. Regis tradition of creating a signature Bloody Mary cocktail with a local twist. Guests can enjoy the Misty Mary cocktail amidst the “Bosphorus Breeze” mural by Bedri Baykam, the Turkish artist commissioned to create a whimsical mural as the focal point for the bar. The mural is symbolic of the brand’s evolution: a modern iteration of the iconic King Cole Mural at The St. Regis New York, commissioned by St. Regis founder John Jacob Astor IV.

Impeccable Design
St. Regis’ commitment to art and design is brought to life at The St. Regis Istanbul, which showcases works by both internationally-acclaimed and emerging Turkish artists as part of the Demsa Collection of Art. This is complemented by custom pieces created for the hotel, including the spectacular Lasvit chandelier, which takes center stage in the lobby.

The St. Regis Istanbul features an exquisitely designed Bentley Suite, second in the world only to the Bentley Suite at the brand’s flagship hotel in New York. Providing guests with the luxury, craftsmanship and style associated with both renowned international brands, the suite draws inspiration from the Bentley Continental GT model and features hand-crafted finishes and one-of-a-kind furnishings throughout.

Iridium Spa & Beyond Expectation Events
Born from the DNA of the timeless sophistication of the St. Regis brand, Iridium Spa offers a transformative spa journey that bestows the rarest luxury of all: time. With seven treatment rooms and two hammams, the spa offers bespoke treatments tailored to guests’ needs in an idyllic setting. The spa also features an indoor pool and fitness center with the latest Technogym equipment designed by Antonio Citterio.

The St. Regis Istanbul is the perfect venue for special occasions, including exquisite weddings and intimate business gatherings. The hotel has seven meeting rooms, including the prestigious Astor Ballroom, setting an incomparable stage for a truly unforgettable event.

“A Postcard from Istanbul” by John Malkovich
To celebrate the hotel’s debut, St. Regis partnered John Malkovich, who wrote and directed “A Postcard from Istanbul”, an original short film starring Julian Sands and Turkish actress Belçim Bilgin. The cinematic five-minute picture unveils the allure, rich culture and historic charm of Istanbul with sweeping views of the city’s notable sights.

We are thrilled to unveil The St. Regis Istanbul as a modern vision of the St. Regis brand,” said Rui Reis, General Manager, The St. Regis Istanbul. “We look forward to welcoming guests and residents to the hotel, poised to become the best address at a global intersection of art, design, fashion and culture.”

Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Turkey
Starwood currently has 11 hotels in Turkey including four in Istanbul – The St. Regis Istanbul, Sheraton Istanbul Ataköy Hotel, W Istanbul and Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler. Starwood’s portfolio also includes Sheraton properties in Ankara, Cesme, Adana, Bursa and Samsun, as well as Lugal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Ankara and Aloft Bursa.

In 2015, Starwood will open three more hotels in Turkey – Four Points by Sheraton hotels in Batisehir and Dudullu districts in Istanbul and Sheraton Istanbul Atasehir on the Asian side of the city. This aggressive expansion will bring the company’s footprint in Turkey to 14 hotels under seven of its distinct lifestyle brands by the end of this year.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Continues Asset-Light Strategy with Sale of The St. Regis, Rome

The Iconic St. Regis Hotel in Rome will Continue to be Operated by Starwood Hotels Under a Long-Term Management Contract

Rome, Italy – 22 October 2014 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced that it has sold The St. Regis, Rome to subsidiaries of Constellation Hotels Holding Limited for €110 million (approximately $150.7 million USD). Starwood will continue to operate the hotel under the St. Regis brand flag as part of a new long-term management agreement.

St. Regis Rome

St. Regis Rome

“The sale of The St. Regis, Rome further advances Starwood’s asset-light strategy as we continue to seek the right owners and partners to create value for our shareholders and focus on growing our global fee business, and we are delighted to collaborate with Constellation Hotels Holding to ensure the future success of this extraordinary hotel,” said Simon Turner, President of Global Development for Starwood. “With the benefit of favorable market conditions, we are seeing strong interest in our remaining assets from a broad array of investors around the world.”

“We are delighted to partner with Constellation who shares our vision for The St. Regis, Rome which has always been one of the brand’s most iconic properties,” said Michael Wale, President, Europe, Africa and the Middle East for Starwood. “For nearly 15 years, the St. Regis in Rome has delivered unparalleled luxury experiences in a magnificent architectural setting and we are thrilled to build on the brand’s storied legacy to welcome travelers at this landmark property for many years to come.”

“The St. Regis, Rome is an outstanding addition to our growing global portfolio of world-class assets in the world’s most desirable destinations,” said Zaki El Guiziri, CEO of Constellation. “Building on its rich legacy, The St. Regis caters to the next generation of luxury travelers with its uncompromising elegance, modern amenities and bespoke service. I take this opportunity to express our thanks to our advisors Hogan Lovells and BNP Paribas for their assistance in the closing of the transaction.”

The St. Regis, Rome was originally opened as the Grand Hotel in 1896 by renowned hotelier César Ritz. Following a $35 million refurbishment completed in 2000, The St. Regis, Rome became the first St. Regis hotel to open in Europe and won many prestigious awards. Subject to obtaining the required administrative authorizations, Constellation Hotels Holding will complete further renovations to The St. Regis, Rome, including upgrades to all 161 guestrooms and suites and a redesign of the restaurant and lounge. In addition, improvements will be made to the hotel’s lobby, meeting space, business center and exterior façade.

Ideally located at Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 3, The St. Regis, Rome overlooks the Piazza della Repubblica in central Rome. It is within walking distance of the celebrated Via Veneto district of Rome and close to numerous landmarks, including Santa Maria della Vittoria, Sainta Susanna at the baths of Diocletian, Fountain of Moses, St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs, The National Museum of Rome and Via Nazionale.

St. Regis Chengdu - Grand Deluxe Room

St. Regis Chengdu Debuts in the Heart of Sichuan’s Innovation and Cultural Capital

Chengdu, China – 4 September 2014 – St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, today announces the highly anticipated grand opening of The St. Regis Chengdu. Debuting exactly 110 years after the first St. Regis hotel in New York City opened its doors in 1904, The St. Regis Chengdu continues the legacy of the luxury brand thoughtfully built for a new generation of global travelers. With this opening, St. Regis reaches 33 hotels around the world.

St. Regis Chengdu - Grand Deluxe Room

St. Regis Chengdu – Grand Deluxe Room

“The St. Regis Chengdu marks a significant milestone for the brand with plans to double the St. Regis portfolio in Greater China in the next five years,” said Paul James, Global Brand Leader, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection and W Hotels Worldwide. “As the world descends on Chengdu for both business and leisure, the St. Regis is poised to become the social center of this exhilarating city.”

As the capital of Sichuan province in Southwest China, Chengdu has evolved from an ancient city with rich cultural traditions to one known around the world as ‘the Silicon Valley of China’ – a vital hub for world commerce and home to more than 252 Fortune 500 companies. The St. Regis Chengdu, ideally located at the intersection of Chengdu’s business and luxury retail districts, and steps away from Tianfu Square and Chun Xi Road, creates a home for today’s entrepreneurial traveler with 279 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites artfully designed to blend the residential Art Deco style of the 1920s with traditional elements of Sichuan culture and discreet state-of-the-art technology.

“We are honored to debut the St. Regis in Chengdu, one of the fastest growing metropolitan cities in the world,” said Richard Deutl, General Manager, The St. Regis Chengdu. “We look forward to offering our global guests and distinguished residents the highest level of personalized service delivered by our signature St. Regis butlers, who have traded in their silver trays for smart phones to cater to a new generation of luxury travelers.”

In a nod to the city’s epicurean pedigree as UNESCO’s first City of Gastronomy in Asia, The St. Regis Chengdu will feature six distinct restaurants and lounges, including Social, a signature all-day dining restaurant; Yan Ting, a specialty Chinese restaurant featuring authentic Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine; Yun Fu, with four distinct private dining rooms on Level 27; Decanter, Chengdu’s only dedicated wine bar with an extensive selection of fine wine labels, liquors and aged cigars; Vantage XXVII, an outdoor sky bar with spectacular city skyline; and The Drawing Room, offering the signature St. Regis afternoon tea and champagne sabering ritual as well as the Chuan Mary, a spicier version of the famous St. Regis Bloody Mary cocktail, re-imagined for Chengdu with Sichuan peppercorn oil and pickled chili.

With floor-to-ceiling glass windows, The St. Regis Chengdu will also provide the perfect venue for events with over 11,840 square feet of meeting spaces, accommodating both intimate social and high-level corporate gatherings with the uncompromising service for which St. Regis is known. For discerning global guests seeking an exclusive and exceptional venue to celebrate life’s memorable occasions, the Astor Ballroom is the most glamorous space for a wedding ceremony and reception.

The newest 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. Offering the latest in treatments, the tranquil spa offers customized indulgence that surpasses the discerning tastes of St. Regis guests. St. Regis is the only luxury hotel in Chengdu to offer both indoor and outdoor swimming pools for in-house guests and St. Regis Athletic Club members.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Lengthens Its Lead in Luxury with Plans to Open Four Resorts on Hainan Island in Next Five Years

W Retreat & Spa Sanya-Haitang Bay will Mark China’s First W Retreat, while St. Regis will Debut Resorts in Haikou, Qingshui Bay and Haitang Bay

Sanya, China – 3 September 2014 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced an agreement with Hainan Jianfeng Tourism Development Co., Ltd. to debut China’s first W Retreat and the second St. Regis resort on Hainan Island. Scheduled to open in 2019 and 2020, respectively, W Retreat & Spa Sanya – Haitang Bay and The St. Regis Sanya Haitang Bay Resort will both be located at the North Wing of Haitang Bay, one of the most exclusive and sought-after addresses in the area.

St. Regis Sanya Haitang Bay Resort - Exterior

St. Regis Sanya Haitang Bay Resort – Exterior

“The rapid growth of Starwood’s luxury brands in China reflects the robust demand for high-end hospitality from an increasingly affluent market, where domestic travel continues to thrive,” said Qian Jin, President, Greater China, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific. “Having a presence on Hainan Island for more than 10 years, Starwood is inimitably positioned to cater to today’s global travelers – delivering personalized service across a diverse portfolio of luxury hotels.”

Starwood is vigorously expanding its luxury presence to meet the demands of a new generation of well-heeled travelers in Hainan. By 2020, the company will add four luxury resorts to Hainan Island, including three St. Regis resorts in Haikou, Qingshui Bay and Haitang Bay as well as a W Retreat & Spa in Haitang Bay.

“We are thrilled to introduce the W brand’s first retreat in China while growing the St. Regis footprint locally,” said Robert Zhang, Vice President, Acquisition & Development, Greater China, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific. “The island will soon house all three of Starwood’s luxury brands – W Hotels, St. Regis and The Luxury Collection – which will elevate the local resort experience for both business and leisure across Greater China.”

The only tropical island in China and the country’s largest Special Economic Zone, Hainan boasts powdery beaches, lush scenery and year-round sunshine. The St. Regis Sanya Haitang Bay Resort and W Retreat & Spa Sanya – Haitang Bay will be located near Haitangwan town, 38 kilometers from Sanya’s city center and 45 kilometers from Sanya Phoenix International Airport. With 21.8 kilometers of pristine beachfront, clear waters and coconut palm groves, Haitang Bay retains an unspoiled beauty. A National Coast Wetland Park, Ocean Park, aquarium and yacht club have been planned within 4 kilometers of the resort complex. Construction has also commenced on the first phase of a larger yacht club, with 30 berths at Tielu Harbor on the tip of the South Wing of Haitang Bay.

“We are delighted and proud to be working with Starwood Hotels and Resorts on both prestigious projects in Hainan Island,” said Mr. Luo Hai Qiang, Chairman, Hainan Jianfeng Tourism Development Co., Ltd. “Having two global luxury brands with their exceptional reputations side by side in Haitang Bay will further cement Hainan Island’s position as a world-class destination for international travelers.”

W Retreat & Spa Sanya – Haitang Bay
Designed to become Hainan Island’s newest, most happening scene, W Retreat & Spa Sanya – Haitang Bay will feature 450 stylish guestrooms and 10 villas, with most guestrooms boasting panoramic ocean views.

The W Retreat & Spa will serve as an ideal island venue for weddings, business gatherings and creative meetings, featuring more than 2,400 square meters of meeting and event space as well as a business center, spa, fitness center, indoor heated swimming pool, kids club and W Hotels The Store. In addition, W Retreat & Spa Sanya – Haitang Bay will offer four unique restaurant and bar offerings, including an all-day dining restaurant, Chinese restaurant, specialty restaurant and lobby lounge. Guests can also expect the W brand’s renowned Whatever/Whenever service philosophy, providing them with whatever they want, whenever they want it.

As the first W Retreat in China, W Retreat & Spa Sanya – Haitang Bay joins W Retreat & Spa Goa in the Asia Pacific pipeline. The W brand currently operates five Retreats in exotic destinations around the world, including Bali, Maldives, Koh Samui, Verbier and Vieques Island.

The St. Regis Sanya Haitang Bay Resort
Located directly on the beach with panoramic ocean vistas, The St. Regis Sanya Haitang Bay Resort will feature 400 guestrooms and 15 villas, as well as a luxury spa, three restaurants, a lobby lounge, wine bar and over 2,000 square meters of meeting facilities. Offering an unrivaled dimension of luxury, sophistication and service, The St. Regis Sanya Haitang Bay Resort is poised to occupy a leading position as one of the island’s premier vacation and tourist destinations.

Specifically, the resort will present guests with the famed hallmarks of St. Regis hotels, including luxury accommodations, bespoke guest experiences and the iconic St. Regis Butler Service. St. Regis butlers provide ever-present, yet unobtrusive service while anticipating guest needs and customizing each guest’s stay according to his or her specific tastes and preferences.

As Starwood’s ultra-luxury brand, St. Regis has fast become a favorite for visiting heads of state, with flagship hotels in Beijing, Lhasa, Shenzhen, Sanya and Tianjin. The St. Regis Sanya Haitang Bay Resort will mark the brand’s third luxury resort in China and the second St. Regis resort on Hainan Island.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Set to Double Its Luxury Portfolio in China in Next Two Years

With St. Regis, The Luxury Collection and W Hotels, Starwood Will Open Four New Luxury Hotels in China by End of 2014

New York – 20 June 2014 – On the heels of the International Luxury Travel Market in Shanghai, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced that its luxury portfolio, comprised of the St. Regis , The Luxury Collection and W Hotels brands, will open four new hotels in China by the end of 2014, including The St. Regis Chengdu ; The Azure Qiantang, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hangzhou ; The Castle Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dalian ; and W Beijing – Chang’an.

This year, Starwood is on track to open more than 20 hotels across its nine brands in the region, including four openings from its luxury portfolio. In the past three years, Starwood doubled its luxury footprint in China, and the figure is expected to double again by the end of 2015.

Exterior rendering of the W Beijing - Chang'an

Exterior rendering of the W Beijing – Chang’an

W Hotels, which made a landmark debut in mainland China with W Guangzhou last year, will open its new, highly anticipated flagship property in Beijing this year with W Beijing – Chang’an . Further plans to debut the W brand in China include: Changsha, Chengdu, Macau, Shanghai and Suzhou. St. Regis will build on its well-established presence in China with the opening of The St. Regis Chengdu later this summer, along with new hotels in Changsha, Haikou, Lijiang, Macau, Nanjing, Sanya and Zhuhai in the next three years. In addition to The Castle Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Dalian and The Azure Qiantang, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Hangzhou, Starwood plans to expand the presence of The Luxury Collection brand in Nanning, Xiamen, Nanjing and Suzhou.

Starwood’s growing portfolio of luxury brands is well aligned with the demand for internationally branded, luxurious accommodations from an increasingly affluent Chinese market, where domestic travel continues to grow. China’s inbound travel market also fuels this demand. The country currently ranks third in the world’s most popular destinations, following France and the United States, as reported by United Nations World Tourism Organization. In an attempt to attract more foreign travellers, China now features eight cities with a 72-hour visa-free policy, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Shenyang and Xi’an.

Grand Deluxe Room at The St. Regis Chengdu

Grand Deluxe Room at The St. Regis Chengdu

Extraordinary Hotels to be Unveiled in 2014
The St. Regis Chengdu will ignite the Southwest Chinese hospitality landscape with its bespoke service and refined elegance, offering an exclusive address in the heart of Chengdu’s business district. Slated to open late summer 2014, the hotel is just steps away from Tianfu Square and the Chun Xi Road high-end retail district. It will feature 279 well-appointed guestrooms and suites – among the largest in the city. In a nod to the city’s epicurean pedigree as UNESCO’s first City of Gastronomy in Asia, The St. Regis Chengdu will feature six distinct restaurants and lounges, including Social , a signature all-day dining restaurant; Yan Ting , a specialty Chinese restaurant featuring authentic Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine; Yun Fu , with four distinct private dining rooms on Level 27; Decanter , Chengdu’s only dedicated wine bar with an extensive selection of fine wine labels, liquors and aged cigars; Vantage XXVII , an outdoor sky bar with spectacular skyline vistas; and The Drawing Room , offering the legendary Bloody Mary and signature St. Regis rituals such as champagne sabering and afternoon tea. In addition, the hotel will provide a perfect venue for functions with over 4,265 square feet of well-equipped meeting space. The St. Regis Chengdu will also offer the signature St. Regis Butler Service for all guests, the first for any hotel in Chengdu.

Nestled in Beijing’s bustling downtown diplomatic and commercial district, W Beijing – Chang’an will celebrate the vibrancy of its surroundings, including Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest public square, the eclectic Silk Market, and the impressive grounds of the Forbidden City. Set to be unveiled later this year, W Beijing – Chang’an will feature 353 guestrooms, with each room offering stunning city views, the signature W beds and state-of-the-art entertainment. The hotel will also present four modern dining experiences, including YEN , a world-class Chinese restaurant; The Kitchen Table , serving international favorites; The Living Room bar; and X25 , a stylish lounge concept sure to become one of Beijing’s newest hot spots. Ideal for meetings and events in the heart of China’s capital, the hotel will provide 7,545 square feet of meeting space, including a 1,700 square foot Great Room – the hotel’s state-of-the-art ballroom. Guests can also expect the W brand’s iconic Whatever/Whenever® service philosophy, providing them with whatever they want, whenever they want it.

Opening this Fall, The Azure Qiantang, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hangzhou will offer captivating accommodations along Hangzhou’s Qiantang River, home to the world’s largest tidal bore. The hotel’s design reflects Hangzhou and the city’s deep connection to life and water. Ideally positioned near the West Lake, the hotel’s 205 graciously appointed guestrooms and suites will feature spectacular river views through floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as unparalleled services and amenities. Discerning gourmands will find much to savor in two fine restaurants, with the signature restaurant and the authentic Chinese restaurant featuring spectacular 180-degree river vistas. Alternatively, the lobby lounge will serve up a fragrant cup of tea or indigenous desserts. A luxury setting for business meetings or seminars, the hotel will offer seven spacious and sophisticated meeting rooms awash with natural light through floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning river views as well as an opulent 2,100 square foot grand ballroom.

The Castle Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dalian commands an imposing presence with its palatial Bavarian-style castle set amid lush foliage on Lotus Mountain in Dalian, Northeast China. The hotel is in the final stages of a complete interior renovation, and will re-open its doors this Fall. Overlooking Xinghai Square as well as Xinghai Bay and the Yellow Sea, The Castle Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dalian will offer 292 luxurious guestrooms and suites and 67 residences. It will feature three restaurants and two lounges with creative and authentic cuisine options, including Zhenbao , offering fresh Chinese seafood; and Collections , an all-day dining restaurant with an international menu. In a nod to Dalian’s rich European heritage, the Royal Cellar will serve home-brewed German beer and northern European specialties. For meetings and events, The Castle Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dalian will offer over 8,500 square feet of versatile space, including a 4,600 square foot grand ballroom and eight function rooms. Also, a 13,000 square foot open rooftop garden will provide an elegant space for memorable occasions, from weddings to cocktail parties and business gatherings.

As part of The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts , The Castle Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dalian and The Azure Qiantang, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hangzhou will offer The Luxury Collection Concierge service to help discerning guests explore and unlock the very best of the destination. Each Luxury Collection Concierge is a bilingual, certified destination expert, proudly wearing the “clef d’Or”, the gilt insignia of the celebrated international concierge society, and eager to reveal the secret treasures of their city.

Rajawali and Starwood to Debut St. Regis Brand in Downtown Jakarta

Slated to Open in Early 2016, The St. Regis Jakarta Will Bring Glamour, Timeless Traditions and Refined Service to a Bustling Metropolis

Jakarta, Indonesia – 08 November 2013 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Rajawali Group, one of the largest investment companies in Indonesia, today announce the groundbreaking of The St. Regis Jakarta in Indonesia’s dynamic capital. Set to open in 2016, the all-suite hotel brings the St. Regis brand’s enduring legacy of uncompromising luxury and sophisticated service to Jakarta, elevating the city’s ultra-luxury hospitality offerings in a mixed-use development.

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Located in Jakarta’s central business district along Jalan Gatot Subroto, near Jakarta’s Sudirman Central Business District and the Mega Kuningan area, the integrated 141,000 square meter development encompasses a 124 room hotel, a premium 47-story office tower, and a special food and beverage and retail component. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, who also designed The St. Regis Mexico City, the development joins the architecture firm’s distinguished portfolio, which includes some of the tallest buildings and major urban landmarks around the world. The development will also feature the work of the renowned New York interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud and tropical urban landscape designer Bill Bensley, named by TIME Magazine as one of the top five hospitality designers worldwide.

“As a capital city of one of the world’s most populous countries, urbanization and infrastructure development will continue to play a vital role in furthering growth in Indonesia,” said Darjoto Setyawan, Managing Director, Communications of Rajawali Corpora. “Through this iconic landmark and a global legacy of Starwood and St. Regis, we hope to provide international visitors as well as local connoisseurs with uncompromising services, and ultimately further enhance Jakarta’s reputation as Asia’s strategic business and financial hub.”

This announcement accompanies a 20-year strategic partnership that Rajawali has forged with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, following the recent success of The St. Regis Bali Resort, which has been named among the world’s best hotels by International Hotel Awards and named Asia’s Leading Luxury Resort by World Travel Awards 2011.

“Our extremely successful partnership with Rajawali made The St. Regis Bali Resort one of the world’s best resorts, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to replicate the same success in the capital city of Jakarta,” said Stephen Ho, President, Asia Pacific, Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “We look forward to bringing the timeless elegance, rich heritage and refined sophistication of the St. Regis brand to the heart of Jakarta.”

Adding to the hotel’s highly anticipated debut, the commercial office tower is poised to become the premium address for multi-national corporations, local conglomerates, and financial institutions, filling the void in international standard and grade-A commercial facilities. Upon completion, the office tower will be acquired by Singapore-based GIC as part of its real estate portfolio.

“Jakarta requires foreign capital inflow to become a truly international city, and by bringing together the world’s best architects, designers and strategic capital partners, this project allows us to deliver a world class development in Indonesia,” said Shirley Tan, Acting CEO of Rajawali Property Group.