Starwood Hotels & Resorts Sets New Luxury Benchmark in Malaysian Capital with Launch of St. Regis Kuala Lumpur

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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (HOT: NYSE), today announced the launch of the brand’s 38th hotel with the opening of The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur.

Owned by ONE IFC Sdn Bhd, the St. Regis Kuala Lumpur combines both modern-day glamor and old-world elegance, encompassing thoughtful design elements for convenience, privacy and security; offering an unparalleled dimension of luxury, sophistication and bespoke service.

The hotel is located in the prestigious Kuala Lumpur Sentral (KL Sentral) area. Following this highly anticipated opening, St. Regis will add three additional locations to its coveted portfolio in 2016, including the Maldives, Changsha and Cairo.

“The St. Regis brand is growing in the world’s most dynamic and sought-after destinations and its debut in Kuala Lumpur, in partnership with ONE IFC Sdn Bhd, truly marks an incredible milestone for our business,” said Jim Petrus, Global Brand Manager, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. “St. Regis Kuala Lumpur’s strategic location, state-of-the-art facilities and sophisticated services will provide guests with the best experiences imaginable, designed for today’s luminaries who make our hotels their home away from home. far from their home.

Iconic address
Located in one of the city’s most prominent and romantic areas, The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur offers magnificent views of Malaysia’s vibrant capital, including Kuala Lumpur’s largest park, the Lake Gardens , as well as the National Museum and the Houses of Parliament. Inspired by a luxurious Manhattan apartment, with interiors and architecture by GA Design, the hotel features a timeless design created with historical backdrop and a sense of opulence. The exquisite art collection includes masterpieces such as a monumental 3.5-meter horse sculpture by Fernando Botero; Grace Thunders, a specially commissioned diptych of two 4.9-meter hand-engraved leather wall paintings by Mark Evans depicting a mighty polo charge; and a three-dimensional Birds and Butterflies artwork by Barnaby Hosking.

The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur has 208 elegantly appointed guest rooms, each with a walk-in closet. Starting at 63 square meters, the rooms are the largest in the city, and the suites, starting at 138 square meters, are also unmatched in size. The royal suite, with an area of ​​353 square meters, offers private elevator access, an outdoor terrace with panoramic views of the horizon, an open kitchen, separate dressing rooms for him and him as well as a massage room and a private gym.

Further enhancing the experience, The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur offers the brand’s signature St. Regis Butler Service, which offers discreet, personalized and indulgent service, including free daily pressing, unboxing and packing, as well as only coffee and tea service in the morning in the room. .

“The collaboration with the ultra-luxury brand of Starwood further positions Kuala Lumpur as a global city, redefining the luxury hotel industry in Malaysia and the region. As a niche real estate developer, we are committed to setting new benchmarks for the St. Regis brand, putting modern technology at the forefront of this development. The distinct styling of the St. Regis Kuala Lumpur will allow guests to enjoy the city’s largest standard rooms, exquisite restaurants and cutting-edge event spaces, ”said Carmen Chua, CEO of ONE IFC Sdn Bhd.

Exceptional cuisine, high standards
The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur offers six distinct restaurants and bars, including Taka by Sushi Saito, the first restaurant to be opened outside Tokyo by three-star Michelin chef Takashi Saito. Ginza Tenkuni offers Edo-style tempura created in the same way since the original restaurant opened in 1885. The Brasserie offers a European coffee experience during the day and transforms into a contemporary Franco-Mediterranean bistro at night, while as The Astor Bar and Decanter serve exquisite cocktails and wines carefully selected by the master sommelier, all under a canopy of handmade golden Italian tiles. The Crystal Rooftop Bar provides an elegant space for cocktails and champagne, while The Drawing Room beautifully presents The St. Regis afternoon tea, enhanced by a tea sommelier.

Guests can choose from a range of refined experiences that reflect the latest innovations in beauty and wellness at Iridium Spa. To maintain an active lifestyle while traveling, the fitness center, yoga room and outdoor pool will provide a haven to refresh the senses.

Sophisticated locations, avant-garde technology
With over 10,000 square meters of private event space, the St. Regis Kuala Lumpur is poised to transform the region’s meeting and event landscape, including an impressive LED video wall projection system in the grand ballroom. Acting as a digital LED canvas, the projector immerses guests in a virtual reality simulation, delivering unparalleled picture and sound quality through panoramic screens. Supported by an exceptional light and sound structure, the screenings captivate audiences by raising levels of communication and interaction to heights previously unimaginable.

Other facilities include an oversized elevator that can carry cars and other large exhibits into the ballroom, and the lounge, which is specially designed for weddings and VIP events. The bedroom has a living room and a dressing room for the bride or for personalities to change or cool off; and offers a live video feed from the Grand Ballroom so they can stay connected to the main event. In addition, the exchange rooms, equipped with teleconferencing facilities, are ideal meeting rooms, while the projection room is perfect for media and product launches.

“Kuala Lumpur is an ideal destination to showcase the St. Regis brand with its fascinating juxtaposition of refined elegance and contemporary charm,” said Charlie Dang, regional vice president, Southeast Asia, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. “The opening of the St. Regis Kuala Lumpur further strengthens our commitment to Starwood’s luxury portfolio in this dynamic market, which continues to experience strong demand for premium accommodations from discerning travelers.

For more information, please visit www.stregiskualalumpur.com

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels &

Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the world’s leading hotel and leisure companies with more than 1,300 properties in over 100 countries and approximately 188,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences under the renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Tribute Portfolio â„¢, Four Points ® by Sheraton, Aloft® and Element®, as well as an extended partnership with Design Hotels â„¢. The company also has one of the largest loyalty programs in the industry, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®). Visit www.starwoodhotels.com for more information and to stay connected @starwoodbuzz on Twitter and Instagram and facebook.com/Starwood.


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