St. Regis Hotels and Resorts makes glamorous debut in Chinese coastal city of Qingdao
QINGDAO, China, August 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – St. Regis Hotels and Resorts, part of Marriott International’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, today announced the launch of The St. Regis Qingdao. The much-anticipated opening marks the first Marriott International luxury brand hotel in the Northeast Shandong Region. Strategically located in the iconic Haitian center in the heart of the historic district Qingdao, the hotel is intended to delight the city’s luminaries and taste-makers with its elegant design, exquisite craftsmanship and age-old signature rituals.
“We are very excited to extend our luxury footprint to one of the region’s most beautiful coastal towns with the launch of the iconic St. Regis brand, offering bespoke experiences designed for the most discerning travelers,” said declared Henri lee, President, Greater China, Marriott International. “The opening of St. Regis Qingdao ushers in a new benchmark for luxury hospitality in this vibrant city and underscores our commitment to continuously grow in East China. ”
Occupying the 58th to 78th floors of the 369-meter-high Haitian Center, the St. Regis Qingdao is the region’s tallest hotel, captivating guests with panoramic views of the Yellow Sea and scenic coastal scenes. Less than an hour’s drive from Qingdao Liuting International Airport, the hotel is adjacent to a scenic Fushan Bay, the site of the sailing competitions during the Beijing Olympics, and overlooking local iconic sites such as the Badaguan Cultural Architecture Center and the Qingdao International Sailing Center.
Inspired by the brand’s rich heritage, the famous Singapore based interior design firm, LTW Designworks, subtly local infused Qingdao influences with the avant-garde aesthetic of St. Regis. This includes a crystal chandelier inspired by a legendary robe of golden thorns that Caroline astor, mother of the founder of St. Regis Jean Jacob Astor IV and dean of new York high society in the Golden Age, wore at one of its famous midnight dinners. A grand, brightly lit staircase provides the perfect setting for the famous St. Regis tradition of slashing a bottle of champagne to mark the transition from day to night. The backdrop to the grand staircase is a 74-meter-high atrium wall art that reflects the delicate traces left on the beach by the ebb and flow of the Yellow Sea.
The hotel has 233 rooms, including 30 luxury suites with spectacular ocean views. In each room, the bedside plaque features camellia motifs in homage to the official flower of Qingdao, representing inspiration, integrity and romance. Tailored amenities, design stories and spectacular views combine to transport guests to a world of luxury and exquisite service. Guests will also enjoy the brand’s signature butler service, offering 24-hour look-ahead service and ensuring that each guest’s stay is personalized to their tastes and preferences.
The St. Regis Qingdao also invites its guests to embark on multisensory culinary journeys with exceptional presentations, memorable flavors and spectacular views at its five distinctive restaurants. The living room, located at 59e floor, offers an indulgent afternoon tea with panoramic seascapes. In spaces combining contemporary chic and traditional charm, YAN TING serves authentic Cantonese cuisine with the freshest locally sourced seafood. Social is an exciting all-day dining experience, offering international delicacies for breakfast, as well as fresh local seafood and western grills on the lunch and dinner menus. the Carvery celebrates convivial meals in a classic new York steakhouse frame. In the evening, guests are invited to The Saint-Régis bar overhanging Qingdao town and its charming nocturnal landscapes to taste artisan cocktails. St. Regis’ signature cocktail, Bloody Mary, gets an intriguing new twist using sparkling essences Qingdao beer, fresh local clams and fine sea salt and aptly reintroduced as “GáLa Mary”.
With a total of over 2,000 square meters of dedicated event space, the hotel offers venues and facilities for iconic gatherings and meetings. The Astor Ballroom, with an area of over 900 square meters, is the perfect setting for celebrations, events, galas and wedding banquets. The St. Regis Qingdao also offers a bespoke wedding planning service to help couples plan their unique dream wedding.
The exclusive Spa Saint-Régis transforms the traditional spa visit into an enjoyable social occasion with five treatment rooms, including the St. Regis Spa Suite, a private area for couples, families or small groups of friends to relax and enjoy. custom treatment together. The Celebration Bar is a joyful space of refined elegance serving the best champagne and sparkling cocktails. Fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the hotel’s well-equipped fitness center and indoor infinity pool with stunning views of the surrounding sea and sky.
“We are delighted to celebrate the debut of the St. Regis Qingdao. As one of the most important destinations for business and leisure travelers in China, Qingdao now has a most iconic luxury monument, ”said Jennie toh, Vice-President, Marketing and Brand Management, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “We are eager to share Qingdao with guests through the prism of St. Regis glamor, sophistication and impeccable service when visiting the destination. “
For more information on the St. Regis Qingdao, please visit stregis.com/Qingdao.
About St. Regis Hotels and Resorts
Combining classic sophistication with modern sensibility, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc., is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at more than 45 luxury hotels and resorts at the best locations around the world. Since the opening of the first St. Regis hotel in New York City over a century ago by Jean Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of tailored service and anticipation for all of its customers, delivered flawlessly by St. Regis Butler Service. For more information and new openings, visit stregis.com or follow Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. St. Regis is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s global travel program. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences at Marriott Bonvoy Moments, and unparalleled benefits, including free nights and recognition of Elite status. To register for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.
About Marriott International, Inc
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