"The St. Regis Langkawi will be the first luxury resort to open within the last decade in Langkawi and there is an opportunity to further strengthen a market of well-heeled travelers that will appreciate the renowned brand's tailor-made services and programs. We look forward to a long-term collaboration with Starwood Hotels & Resorts", says Mr. Erhard Hotter, Senior Vice President Hotel Operations, Rajawali Group.Exquisite Culinary ExperiencesThe St. Regis Langkawi features six distinct restaurant and bar venues, including Kayuputi, which serves Asian-inspired haute cuisine. Designed by renowned landscape architect, Bill Bensley, the restaurant represents a private over-water beach house of an art collector. The visual feast is augmented by a specially curated antique collection featuring century-old wooden doors and windows repurposed from the Dutch embassy in Yangon and 60 teak columns inlaid with camel bone from India. In addition, the resort also offers modern French cuisine infused with Asian and Middle Eastern flavors at L'Orangerie, featuring spectacular views of the Andaman Sea and lush rainforest. The Gourmand Deli crafts a generous selection of fresh, homemade breads and pastries, as well as a selection of refreshing iced teas infused with local herbs and spices. The St. Regis Bar is the premiere destination for classic cocktails and canapés and surrounds guests in a rich atmosphere influenced by its views of the dense rainforest. The Decanter wine bar is an intimate and refined space where connoisseurs can savor the pleasures of rare vintages while The Drawing Room provides the perfect backdrop for guests to enjoy intimate gatherings amid plush interiors. Refined Facilities and Bespoke ServicesSpanning more than 8,600 square feet, the St. Regis brand's signature Iridium Spa enables guests to indulge in a range of specialty massages and well-being treatments in a tranquil and inviting environment. Other facilities include a salon, an infinity swimming pool, a natural-salt water lagoon, and a well-equipped athletic club. With over 10,000 square feet of private event space, including an exquisite outdoor Wedding Pavilion inspired by Moorish design, a pre-function area, and six meeting and event venues, The St. Regis Langkawi is the ideal setting for grand or intimate gatherings. Spanning 3,200 square feet, The Astor Ballroom, crowned by crystal chandeliers, features state-of-the-art technology as well as bespoke catering options to ensure flawlessly executed gatherings. "The highly anticipated arrival of St. Regis into Malaysia marks another milestone for the luxury brand's expansion in South East Asia," highlighted Charlie Dang, Regional Vice President South East Asia, Starwood Hotels & Resorts. "With Langkawi rapidly emerging as a world-class destination, the opening of The St. Regis Langkawi will enhance the island's efforts to become an internationally renowned luxury destination for affluent global travelers."
For more information, please visit www.stregis.com/langkawi.About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at over 35 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Since the opening of the first St. Regis hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by signature St. Regis Butler Service. Starwood's ultra-luxury brand is set to expand its legacy to 50 hotels by 2020. For more information and new openings, visit www.stregis.com or follow Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. About Rajawali Property Group Rajawali Property Group is the real estate investment and development arm of Rajawali Group. Rajawali Group is one of Indonesia's largest investors. Driven by the philosophy of value creation, the Group has successfully engaged across a wide range of industries, including hotel & property, agriculture, mining, infrastructure, transportation, and media. Over the last three decades, the Group has built a solid reputation for strategic investments, including Indonesia's first privately-owned television network Rajawali Citra Televisi Indonesia (RCTI), the nation's first private mobile services operator PT XL Excelcomindo Pratama, and growing PT Express Transindo Utama into the country's second largest taxi operator by fleet size with a business model recognized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as an effective poverty reduction program for emerging economies. The Group's track record in value creation includes the turnaround of PT Perusahaan Rokok Tjap Bentoel and partnering with the Government of Indonesia to significantly increase the shareholder value of the country's largest cement maker PT (Persero) Semen Gresik Tbk. As part of the Group's vision of a sustainable future for Indonesia and Asia, it established the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia and initiated the Harvard Kennedy School Indonesia Program to enhance research and education in public policy and governance issues.