The St. Regis Macao Gearing Up for Debut
PHOTO: Rendering of The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central (courtesy St. Regis Hotels & Resorts)
As the travel industry becomes more and more invested in China, luxury brand St. Regis Hotels & Resorts is gearing up for its seventh hotel in Greater China: The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central.
The St. Regis Macao will join Sheraton Macao Hotel — another property under parent company Starwood Hotels & Resorts — in the Sands Cotai Central complex in the fourth quarter of this year.
Designed for entrepreneurial and business travelers, as well as luxury-minded travelers and families, The St. Regis Macao will feature 400 guest rooms and suites (25 percent being suites) and will reflect traditional Chinese and Portuguese elements (Macau is a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China today, but it was also a former Portuguese colony).
Also included in The St. Regis Macao experience: the first St. Regis Butler Service in Macau; a general concierge service; a signature restaurant and bar; the Iridium Spa; an outdoor swimming pool featuring a 2,457 square-meter deck and private cabanas; 24-hour access to The St. Regis Athletic Club, a business center, “event butlers,” and extensive meeting and banquet space.
The rooms will feature sweeping views of the Cotai Strip, as well as high-speed Wi-Fi, 55-inch LED TVs, Remede bathroom amenities, and Simmons beds. There will be four Presidential Suites offered.
The biggest meeting space, the 600 square-meter Astor Ballroom, will seat 570 people. There will also be five smaller meeting rooms, two boardrooms, and an exclusive VIP meeting room — all named after goods found on the Silk Road, a legendary ancient trade network.
The St. Regis Bar will offer afternoon tea and cocktails, as well as a twist on the Bloody Mary (a drink that was allegedly born at The St. Regis New York in the early 1900s). In a special presentation to media members at the Sheraton Macao Hotel, Paul Cunningham, general manager of The St. Regis Macao, said the bar would reflect Macanese and Portuguese design elements. Cunningham also said the Bloody Mary at The St. Regis Macao would include ingredients found along the Silk Road routes from Portugal to China.
But perhaps the most interesting feature of The St. Regis Macao will be its signature three-meal restaurant, The Manor.
The Manor will include five different dining experiences/sections, including a bistro, a fine dining area, an indoor/outdoor dining area, and a private space. Cunningham said it was designed based on “the Chinese traveler who has been everywhere,” and has now become more affluent.
The Manor will also focus on creating a more personalized and intimate dining experience, Cunningham said, reflective of a current trend in the culinary industry: moving away from the “in-your-face,” grandiose setup normally associated with restaurants featuring Michelin-starred chefs.
On top of that, The Manor aims to tell the different stories of each of its chefs through the different types of cuisine and presentation.
For more information on The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central, click here.
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