Unveiled in April, the luxury hotel imagined by renowned interior designer Andre Fu pays tribute to the city’s culture.
The doubleheight ceiling in the lobby area sets the scene for decadence.
Located in the commercial and cultural hub of Wan Chai, a few steps from the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and Golden Bauhinia Square, The St Regis Hong Kong occupies a 27-storey building with 129 guest rooms and suites.
“Hong Kong has long been considered the point of convergence for East and West, and we are thrilled to open the first St Regis property in this exciting destination,” says Lisa Holladay, global brand leader for St Regis Hotels & Resorts. “The hotel’s incredible architecture and design beautifully capture the beauty of the city through the lens of St Regis’ signature glamorous spirit and sophistication.”
Floor to ceiling windows offer views of the cramped but captivating city.
Mixing classic and contemporary elements, the refined yet inviting spaces, shaped by renowned interior designer Andre Fu, were inspired by the rich culture and heritage of the city, and reflect a residential feel. Born in Hong Kong and educated in England, Andre drew on personal memories for the design.
“Living, studying and travelling between both countries over the past 30 years is why my tastemaker sensibility reinterprets traditional notions of national identities or ‘East-meets-West aesthetics’ in a new hybrid,” he says. “For me, it is about combining a seamless alignment of cultural and design sensibilities, modern luxury and craftsmanship to shape the world around us.”
The metal grillwork and marble cladding lend the bathroom a chic New York flair.
In every room and suite featuring wood flooring and Asian touches, floor-to-ceiling windows offer harbour and city views. In the bathrooms, deep soaking bathtubs invite guests to rest in a timeless atmosphere where everything has been made to feel like home.
In addition to the 12,000 sq ft of event space across five venues, The St Regis Hong Kong offers several culinary options, including French haute cuisine restaurant L’Envol (helmed by award-winning chef Olivier Elzer); Cantonese restaurant Run (led by renowned chef Hung Chi Kwong); the Drawing Room, which offers an all-day dining and afternoon tea experience; and The St Regis Bar, with bespoke cocktails and more than 800 wines and 100 champagnes.
Entertainment areas have always been a focal point for the hotel brand, and the ones in this new hotel are designed with a cosy and convivial air.
In all areas of The St Regis Hong Kong, Andre has combined diverse artisanal and cultural details to achieve an aesthetic that epitomises effortless luxury.
Good to know
The first St Regis hotel in New York was opened by John Jacob Astor IV in 1904. Today there are 42 hotels under the brand, in cities like Singapore and Lhasa.
Visit www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hkgxr-the-st-regis-hong-kong/ to find more about the hotel.
Photos THE ST REGIS HONG KONG