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Tue, 22 December 2015

Starwood Opens Worlds Largest St. Regis Hotel in Macau

Starwood has expanded its St. Regis brand to Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Owned by Venetian Orient Limited, an affiliate of Sands China Ltd, the 400-room hotel is the brands seventh hotel in Greater China, and will be followed by the unveiling of five new St. Regis hotels in 2016 in Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi in Malaysia, the Maldives, Changsha in China and Cairo, Egypt.

There is an ever-increasing demand for luxury around the globe and Macau is no exception, especially with the recent proliferation of luxury brands in the market and a record number of visitors to the destination in 2015, said Jim Petrus, Global Brand Leader, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. The original St. Regis hotel opened in New York City in 1904, and the debut of The St. Regis Macau marks the brands 36th property, following openings this year in Istanbul, Mumbai and Dubai.

The St. Regis Macau, the largest hotel in the brands portfolio, is positioned within the Cotai Strip and provides convenient access to more than 600 designer boutiques, numerous gaming facilities, and an endless array of nightlife and culinary experiences, from authentic Macanese and Portuguese cuisine to an impressive line-up of Michelin-starred restaurants

Hong Kong International Airport can be reached in 60 minutes by ferry or in 15 minutes by helicopter, while Macau International Airport and the Taipa Ferry Terminal are less than 10 minutes away.

Commanding views of the Cotai Strip, The St. Regis Macau features 400 guestrooms and suites, ranging from 53 to 477 square meters.

The hotel includes a multi-experience dining venue, comprised of five distinctive offerings from cosmopolitan, high-end cuisine to a bistro-style indoor garden experience.

The St. Regis Macau houses the signature St. Regis Bar, an elegant space to indulge in a selection of fine wines and spirits, as well as the hotels twist on the legendary Bloody Mary cocktail, which was first created at the brands flagship hotel in New York in the early 1900s. Called the Maria do Leste (Mary of the East), the potent local concoction fuses classic ingredients with spices that Portuguese sailors originally brought to Macau, such as pink peppercorns, piri-piri and cinnamon.

The Iridium Spa, located on the 38th floor with views over the Cotai Strip, sets the mood for a revitalizing journey, while the expansive outdoor pool with 2,457 sqm of deck space and private cabanas creates an oasis in the center of the city.

For the MICE market, The St. Regis Macau features a number of venues, including the regal Astor Grand Ballroom which seats 350 guests. In addition, five smaller meeting rooms with natural daylight through floor-to-ceiling windows, two stately boardrooms, and an exclusive VIP meeting room, cater to a range of private events. These facilities connect seamlessly to its sister property, Sheraton Macau Hotel, presenting meeting planners with a variety of options across the two hotels. The Sheraton Macau Hotel, boasts 4,001 rooms, with a pillar-less ballroom which can accommodate up to 5,000 people.

Whether it's hotel, restaurant, retail or other amenities or attractions, our developments on the Cotai Strip have become home to many of the worlds most-renowned and important brand names, said Mr. Sheldon G. Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Sands China Ltd. The opening of The St. Regis Macau is another significant step in Macau being able to differentiate itself from other destinations and further enhances Macaus ability to draw even more leisure tourists and business travelers from throughout the region and across the globe.

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