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The St. Regis Beijing completes US$27 million Renovation

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Friday, 11 July 2008

The newly renovated St. Regis Beijing has completed a comprehensive, seven and a half-month, $27 million renovation and restoration of its 258 guest rooms, 102 luxuriously appointed suites, signature restaurants and public spaces.

The St. Regis Beijing also features Danielis, one of Beijings finest Italian restaurants, a luxurious natural spring water spa, more than 13,114 square feet of meeting and event space and the iconic St. Regis Butler Service.

Designed by New York-based Alexandra Champalimaud & Associates, the renovated property combines European style with distinct Chinese design influences to create a luxurious and modern space. The lobby is both inviting and elegant, featuring hand-painted ceilings, pure silk embroidery and custom-made rosewood and lemonwood furnishings.

Respecting the heritage of the orient, Feng Shui designs for the water features of the hotels newly landscaped gardens are visually integrated into the design for the renovated Garden Lounge and Garden Court restaurant. One of the most compelling new features of the hotels redesign is the Garden Courts cantilevered natural stone patio, which extends out over a pool of water.

In addition to Garden Lounge and Garden Court, the hotels line-up of distinguished dining establishments includes Danielis one of Beijings Finest Italian Restaurants, Astor Grill, Wine Lounge and Celestial Court, offering authentic cuisine from Southern China. The legendary St. Regis Bloody Mary and an enticing array of teas and signature cocktails are served daily in Garden Lounge, where guests can enjoy live entertainment throughout the evening. The Press Club Bar offers a lively, private club-style ambience reminiscent of a bygone era.

As part of the renovation, The St. Regis Beijing features 28 additional lavishly appointed St. Regis suites, bringing the total number of suites to 102, or 40% of its total room count. Overlooking the propertys tranquil gardens, the upgraded guest rooms and suites feature extraordinary furnishing including cherry wood armoires, Chinese silk upholstery, fine European tableware, flat-panel LCD televisions and spacious work desks. In addition, WiFi service is available to all guests, throughout the hotel.

The St. Regis Beijing houses The St. Regis Spa & Club, one of the first natural spring water spas in the city of Beijing. Drawing natural hot spring water from nearly 1,500 feet below the earths surface, this 21,480 square-foot facility provides guests with the ultimate spa experience. In its 10 revitalizing treatment rooms, professionally trained therapists deliver various styles of European, Western and Oriental massages, as well as traditional spa therapy treatments.

More than 13,114 square feet of meeting and event facilities are available at The St. Regis Beijing, named as one of the best choices for meeting planners in the capital city. Accommodating virtually any type of meeting, conference or social event, the hotel offers a variety of meeting rooms equipped with the latest technology offerings. In addition, the hotels elaborate gardens provide a unique and seductive setting for private functions.

The St. Regis Beijing is located on Jianguomenwai Dajie in the heart of the citys diplomatic district, near Beijings center for upscale shopping and business. Ideally located near Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, the hotel is within walking distance of the Silk Market, Ritan Park and the historic Beijing International Club, a well-known gathering spot for domestic and international government officials, foreign dignitaries, journalists and business executives.

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