The doors to a new opulent St. Regis opened this week within Dubai’s Al Habtoor City. The Dubai outpost offers a custom Bentley Suite inspired by the luxury carmaker, 234 guestrooms, 8 restaurants, a luxurious Iridium spa, and a Las Vegas-style entertainment venue.
The St. Regis Dubai is located within the highly anticipated Al Habtoor City, the Emirate’s first fully-integrated urban resort. As the newest address on Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Habtoor City will feature two other Starwood hotels under the distinct W Hotels and Westin brands, three residential towers, and a spectacular water-themed show by Dragone, the world’s leading cultural creation company, located along the upcoming Dubai Water Canal. Styled after the St.Regis’ flagship property The St. Regis New York, the landmark development is minutes away from attractions such as Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall.
The French beaux-arts architecture and neo-classical interiors of the St. Regis Dubai pay homage to The St. Regis New York, the brand’s original hotel which opened in 1904 at the best address in Manhattan on the corner of 55th Street and Fifth Avenue. Guests entering The St. Regis Dubai are welcomed by the dazzling sight of a chandelier comprising 1,200 pieces of hand-cut crystal.
Spanning 913sqm, the three-bedroom, two-story Royal Suite is located in the central dome of the building, featuring a rooftop plunge pool, vast living room with an elegant dining room, study, lounge area and spacious majlis.
The hotel’s custom-designed one-bedroom Bentley Suite, inspired by the bespoke craftsmanship of the Bentley Mulsanne, is the first of its kind in the Middle East. Offering the ultimate expression of luxury, the leather finishes, colors, patterns and wood veneers combine the glamour of Bentley with the impeccable elegance of the St. Regis brand.
Set amongst lush gardens, The Roof Gardens is an intimate outdoor venue with stylish cabanas for in-house guests. Cafe Fleuri is reminiscent of a 1930s Parisien cafe while Le Patio evokes idyllic moments in a rustic courtyard cafe surrounded by olive trees.
Following the tradition of the Bloody Mary cocktail, which was first created at The St. Regis New York, the St. Regis Bar offers the Golden Mary, a sweet and savory cocktail made with yellow tomato juice with gold leaf accents.
Offering complete relaxation, Iridium Spa consists of six treatment rooms (three male, three female), two hammams and separate female and male wet areas with steam room and sauna. The St. Regis Dubai also features a 24-hour fitness center, two rooftop swimming pools and a private helipad.
The St. Regis Dubai will be hosting SPGM Moments on December 16. An exclusive night of high perfumery and haute cuisine hosted by Carlos Huber of Arquiste parfumeur, and scent curator Chandler Burr, as they introduce the St. Regis scent, Caroline’s Four Hundred.
The St. Regis brand made its debut in the Middle East in 2011 with The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi, rapidly growing its portfolio in the region with The St. Regis Doha, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, and now, The St. Regis Dubai. The brand will enter Jordan with The St. Regis Amman in 2016, and will open in 2018 its first polo resort, The St. Regis Dubai Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club, in partnership with Al Habtoor Group.