The St. Regis Chengdu, that made it into our list of the 11 most anticipated luxury hotel openings across Asia for 2014, is finally open. And the very fact that it made it in is reason enough to rejoice. But what we didn’t know would catch our fancy even more post-opening is that it debuted exactly 110 years after the first St. Regis hotel in New York City opened its doors in 1904. So without further ado, let’s explore this modern-meets-traditional tribute to Starwood history.
Part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., the newest St. Regis property doesn’t simply continue the legacy of the luxury brand but also of its city. The capital of Sichuan province in Southwest China, a city with rich cultural traditions, ‘the Silicon Valley of China’, UNESCO’s first City of Gastronomy in Asia, Chengdu has a multifaceted past and present. Ideally located at the intersection of its business and luxury retail districts, and steps away from Tianfu Square and Chun Xi Road, The St. Regis Chengdu combines all its attributes to create one wholesome exemplar of luxury.
Imbibing the residential Art Deco style of the 1920s with traditional elements of Sichuan culture and discreet state-of-the-art technology, St. Regis Chengdu is housed within the stunning Huazhi Plaza, an upscale mixed-use development created by architecture giant Aedas. Meanwhile, interior designers DiLeonardo Design have lent public spaces their early 20th Century style that spreads through the Great Hall, 279 guestrooms and suites and meeting spaces. The 29-story property features six distinct restaurants and lounges, including KokaiStudios designed Social, a signature all-day dining restaurant and Yan Ting, a specialty Chinese restaurant featuring authentic Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine.
Then there’s the lavish Yun Fu, with four distinct private dining rooms on Level 27, the aptly named Decanter, also Chengdu’s only dedicated wine bar with an extensive selection of fine wine, liquor and cigar labels. Vantage XXVII is the hotel’s outdoor sky bar with spectacular views of the city. For those who were wondering about the signature St. Regis afternoon tea and champagne sabering ritual, The Drawing Room takes care of those as well as of the Chuan Mary, a spicier version of the famous St. Regis Bloody Mary cocktail, re-imagined for Chengdu with Sichuan peppercorn oil and pickled chili. If the thought of all that doesn’t give you flashes of vacation nirvana, then this will- The Iridium Spa at the Chengdu hotel.
While Iridium Spa is exclusive to St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, the one at St. Regis Chengdu has nine treatment rooms, sauna and steam rooms, and a modern fitness center, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools that’d please even the most discerning of guests. With floor-to-ceiling glass windows, The St. Regis Chengdu also provides the perfect venue for events with over 11,840 square feet of meeting spaces, including the magnificent Astor Ballroom with a dramatic spiral staircase, basically the makings of a dream wedding. Clearly, St. Regis Chengdu may well be called Southwest China’s newest address for unsurpassed luxury and bespoke service. And we don’t say that lightly.
Especially not the part about ‘bespoke service’. Besides its usual set of St. Regis trimmings, this extravagant address is also offering guests the opportunity to pursue their passions- with the signature St. Regis Aficionado program. Think once-in-a-lifetime experiences, custom-tailored to guests. Such as the Shu Brocade Aficionado package! Or the Unveiling the Art in Baijiu Aficionado package. Baijiu is a traditional Chinese distilled alcoholic beverage. And the program features, among other things an exceptional private tour and tasting at Shuijing Fang Museum, China’s first Baijiu distillery and exclusive access to a Baijiu master who showcases the Baijiu production process.
St. Regis Chengdu,
No.99, Tidu Street Chengdu,
Sichuan 610016 China
Phone: (86)(28) 6287 6666