St. Regis Continued Commitment to Polo

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 19 April 2011

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts continues to celebrate its commitment to the international sport of polo in new destinations around the world and returns to the United Kingdom and Singapore, where the brand will further establish its polo presence in partnership with American Express, the official card of St. Regis Polo.

St. Regis has long been associated with the world of polo, beginning at the turn of the last century when polo matches on Manhattans Governors Island were one of the highlights of New Yorks social scene, and where St. Regis founding family, the Astors, were a prominent fixture.

Paul James, Global Brand Leader for St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, said, "Polo has long been a fixture in the calendars of the worldly and well-lived, and we look forward to offering St. Regis guests the opportunity to experience this exhilarating sport as we look ahead to the 4th annual St. Regis International Cup in the United Kingdom and additional polo matches around the world."

St. Regis kicked off its polo season on 19 February 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand, with the Queens Cup St. Regis Pink Polo ladies tournament. Taking place at the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club, the tournament benefited King Chulalongkorn Hospitals Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer. Guests were invited to enjoy the days matches and experience signature rituals like St. Regis Afternoon Tea, the St. Regis Bloody Mary cocktail and St. Regis Signature Butler Service.

Now in its fourth year, The St. Regis International Cup (SRIC) is the opening international match of the season for the Audi England polo team who will compete against the Jaeger-LeCoultre South America team at Cowdray Park Polo Club in the United Kingdom on 21 May.

This prestigious annual tournament is set to host its most exciting match yet with Adolfo Cambiaso, Jaeger-LeCoultre Brand Ambassador, currently ranked as the worlds best polo player captaining the South American team, accompanied by fellow Argentine Nacho Figueras, a St. Regis Connoisseur.

Bringing a taste of the brands signature style to polo enthusiasts, VIP guests will be invited to experience signature brand rituals including St. Regis Bloody Mary cocktails and legendary St. Regis Afternoon Tea from The Lanesborough, a St, Regis Hotel, as they enjoy watching the world-class polo from inside St. Regis VIP hospitality tent. And this year Jaeger-LeCoultre, the Official Timekeeper of Cowdray Park Polo Club, will add a new dimension to the day of polo. St. Regis will join The Reference in High Watchmaking celebrates the 80th Anniversary of its iconic Reverso, a mechanical watch originally commissioned by British officers playing Polo in India in the early 1930s.

Following SRIC, The St. Regis Singapore is set to play host to the players and guests of the Singapore International Polo Tournament 2011 with tournament final on Sunday, 29 May 2011. The Singapore Polo Club will also host its 125th Anniversary Gala Dinner in the Astor Ballroom of the hotel with the stage set for another memorable year.

St. Regis will continue to celebrate its commitment to polo and offer St. Regis guests access to some of the greatest polo matches and experiences around the world, including in the United States and Argentina later this year, further cementing the brands historic involvement with the sport.

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