Starwood’s St Regis in Singapore is the first Regis-branded hotel to open in Singapore in 11 years – and the first Regis-branded hotel in South East Asia. The $900m, six-star hotel opened on 27 December 2007 and offers 299 rooms, including 31 luxury executive suites.
The hotel is part of a development including residential apartments (due December 2008) and a retail and entertainment complex. Construction work on the development began in August 2006. The legal completion of the residences is expected to be in February 2012.
The construction of the hotel was completed on a 4.13-acre site in Singapore’s uptown Orchard Road shopping complex in Tanglin.
The hotel is managed by Starwood Resorts Worldwide, Richmond Hotel Pvt and CDL.
St Regis hotel features
The complex consists of two 23-storey apartment towers (173 serviced residences), a 20-storey hotel tower, a ballroom function room, a two-storey air conditioned indoor tennis complex, outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor pool and landscaped gardens.
There is over 1,500m² of meeting/event space divided into six function rooms and a ballroom with skylights. The ballroom is the largest in Singapore and is able to host 1,000 guests. It features a teleconferencing system, language distribution system, audiovisual and production systems.
The hotel features the first Remède Spa (urban spa) outside the US, which offers a sensorial lounge with aquarium, heated wave loungers, infrared heated marble beds, ice fountain, warm jade massage and a cedar wood sauna.
St Regis also an outdoor pool and 24-hour fitness centre with the latest cardiovascular equipment by Technogym and personal trainers. The hotel features art as part of its interior decor by artists such as Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, Fernado Botero, Le Pho, Fernand Leger, Gu Gan, Chen Wen Hsi and Georgette Chen.
The hotel also has a business centre, which operates round the clock and is well equipped with the latest technology and equipment required. Concierge service is also provided by the hotel.
Executive rooms (50m²-52m²) feature a 42in plasma TV, Bose CD / DVD player, ipod docking station, rainforest shower, CD library, mini-bar, lacquered wall panelling and 24-hour butler service.
The 31 deluxe executive suites (75m²) have additional features such as Jim Thompson silk throws, a writing desk, two TVs – one 42in LCD TV, plus a TV in the bathroom – chandeliers and limousine service.
Signature suites include the Manhattan suite (75m²), offering 18th-floor views of the hotel’s botanic gardens. The Knickerbocker suite (75m²), the Metropolitan suite (75m²), the Astoria suite (135m²) - with views of the botanical gardens, Tanglin area and downtown - and the 335m² Presidential suite (on the 20th floor). The hotel also includes the Lady Astor suite and the King Cole suite (135m²).
The hotel has its own fleet of customised Bentleys as courtesy cars for guests.
St Regis restaurants and bars
The hotel’s range of restaurants include the three Michelin-starred Les Saveurs (French), the Cantonese-styled Yan Ting, La Brezza for Mediterranean cuisine and the Drawing Room (light meals all day) offering an informal and international menu.
In addition, the Astor Bar provides cocktails and snacks, and the Decanter wine and cigar bar offers 1,500 labels and 3,000 vintage bottles to choose from.
St Regis hotel construction
The hotel was developed by a group including Hong Leong Group, TID Pte, City Developments Ltd and Mitsui Fudosan Group of Japan.
The contract for the construction was worth around 20 billion Yen and was awarded to a consortium consisting of Kajima Overseas Asia Pte Ltd and Tiong Seng Contractors (Pte) Ltd.
The designers of the hotel were Wimberly Alison Tong and Goo along with Wilson & Associates architects.