The St. Regis Dubai at Al Habtoor City proudly unveiled their signature suite named after Winston Churchill and who better to inaugurate this than the great grandson of Churchill himself. The spacious two-storey suite was inaugurated in the presence of Randolph Churchill, the great grandson of the inspirational Prime Minister who led Britain to victory in WWII, and Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, chairman of Al Habtoor Group.
When you’re staying at the St. Regis you know for sure that the suite would hold meticulous attention to quality and detail. Extending the St. Regis legacy to Dubai, this lavish and luxurious hotel influenced by the beaux-arts architecture of the original St. Regis New York, brings to us the epitome in luxury in the form of a suite designed after Sir Winston Churchill. Holding a strong connection with the Middle East, Churchill was responsible for the creation of a Middle East Department at the Foreign Office. The St. Regis Dubai is honoured to name their signature suite after him and present its guests a rare and refined opportunity to enjoy his art.
Fittingly designed to meet the discerning eye of Sir Winston Churchill, the three-bedroom 913 square metres suite styled by Louise Duggan of UAE-based Ophelia Arts Consultancy, will house 15 paintings and art pieces mastered by Churchill himself, and a well maintained Cuban cigar that once belonged to him from the private collection of Chairman Khalaf Al Habtoor. The La Corona Cubano cigar, dated April 1949, was given by Sir Winston Churchill to Oscar C. Preuss, the manager of Parlophone Records. Housed in a ‘La Espana box’, the cigar has a Colorado claro wrapper with a special label bearing Churchill’s name.
The Al Habtoor Group Chairman has this to say: “I have always been a great admirer of Sir Winston Churchill. He was known as the greatest statesman of the 20th century. He was a great and effective leader with a strong personality. I purchased one of Sir Winston Churchill’s cigars for my private collection last year. He was very rarely seen without a cigar in his hand. It was his signature piece. Once the decision was taken to name this spectacular suite after the wartime prime minister then it seemed fitting to share this piece of history with the future guests of the Sir Winston Churchill Suite.”
The sprawling suite is the largest of the hotel’s 52 luxurious suites and even bigger than the Astor Ballroom. The suite features a vast living room, a formal 12-seater dining room, study and relaxing lounge area and a spacious majlis that is ideal for meetings. The master bedroom is connected to a generously sized bathroom with an exquisite free-standing bathtub in the centre and adjoining separate male and female walk-in dressing rooms. Two additional bedrooms – one king bed and one twin bed – feature their own double vanity bathrooms. The suite’s pièce de résistance is a majestic in-room spiral staircase that leads into the central dome of the hotel, where a rooftop plunge pool reveal panoramic views of the landscaped gardens and surrounds.
Prices start from $ 20,420 for a one night stay in the Sir Winston Churchill Suite.
Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road, PO Box 124405, Dubai, United Arab Emirates