With the opening of the first St Regis hotel in India, global hospitality major Starwood has added another of it brands to the country.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced the opening of the highly anticipated St. Regis Mumbai on September 1.
St Regis is the seventh Starwood brand to be present in India. The hotel marks the entry of the St. Regis brand in India and South Asia. With this debut, the luxury brand has tripled its global footprint in the past decade to 35 hotels in the most coveted destinations around the world.
The hotel marks the entry of the St. Regis brand in India and South Asia.
“The introduction of St. Regis to India marks a significant milestone for the brand’s expansion in South Asia, and Mumbai displays a robust demand for high-end hospitality from this increasingly affluent region,” says Dilip Puri, Managing Director India and Regional Vice President South Asia, Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “We are uniquely positioned to cater to the needs of a new generation of luxury travelers, offering an enriching experience informed by the brand’s legacy.”
“We look forward to a long-term collaboration with Starwood Hotels & Resorts,” says Atul Ruia, Managing Director Phoenix Mills Ltd & Director Pallazzio Hotels & Leisure Ltd. “Through its unparalleled service The St. Regis Mumbai provides an uncompromising experience to its guests – the global business travelers, connoisseurs of the good life, and aficionados of art and culture.”
“Mumbai is emerging as a world-class travel destination, presenting the perfect setting for the St Regis brand,” added Amit Bhosale, Executive Director, ABIL Hospitality Pvt Ltd. & Director, Pallazzio Hotels & Leisure Ltd. “We feel that it’s a great opportunity to introduce the legendary brand’s bespoke services and programs to the well-heeled travelers of today and tomorrow.”
The St Regis Mumbai is located in Lower Parel, the city’s most premium commercial, residential and entertainment district. The hotel provides easy access to the commercial centers including the Bandra Kurla Complex and Nariman Point, as well as to the airport.
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The hotel started life as a Shangri-La and, after parting of ways between the hotel owners and the hotel management company, operated as the Palladium before being repositioned as the St Regis.
The hotel’s design captures an urban aristocratic style, complemented by warm tones and specially commissioned art work which lends an elegant and stylish touch to the guest rooms and public spaces. Residing in India’s tallest hotel tower, The St. Regis Mumbai offers panoramic views of the bustling metropolis.
The hotel includes 386 guest rooms including 27 suites and, for extended stays, the property’s 33 residential suites feature a spacious living room, fully equipped kitchen and the option of one or two bedrooms.
Following in the tradition of the St. Regis brand’s legendary New York hotel, The St. Regis Mumbai features the famed hallmarks including St Regis Butler Service. Butlers provide round-the-clock anticipatory, yet unobtrusive service and customize each guest’s stay according to their specific tastes and preferences.
The St. Regis Mumbai houses nine restaurants, bars and nightlife destinations. The afternoon tea ritual comes to life in the lobby which has a drawing room ambience. With the addition of local flavors and Indian estate teas, guests enjoy a distinct interpretation the classic afternoon pastime. Inspired by the iconic King Cole Bar at The St. Regis New York which was the birthplace of the original Bloody Mary, The St Regis Bar serves its own signature version of the iconic cocktail which embodies the bold spirit of the city by embracing spices like cinnamon and coriander to create a soulful Indian version of the classic.
Seven Kitchens with its natural light, vast interiors, international cuisine and popular Sunday Brunch, is perfect for gatherings with friends and family, whereas The Sahib Room & Kipling Bar, inspired by the colonial era, is renowned for its robust Indian delicacies and flavors. By the Mekong takes guests on a gastronomic journey through China, Thailand and Vietnam, and Yuuka turns the finest Japanese ingredients into modern, culinary masterpieces.
Li Bai offers exciting nightlife entertainment with live jazz performances and EXO, the city’s highest nightclub, offers signature cocktails in a refined setting. Lastly, guests can enjoy unparalleled vistas of the city at Asilo, the hotel’s signature rooftop bar.
The St. Regis Mumbai’s luxury spa features 9 treatment rooms within tranquil surroundings. The hotel additionally offers a fitness center, a 25-meter outdoor pool with panoramic views and a professional salon.
With over 3,900 square meters of event space, including the alfresco Terrace Garden, a dedicated entrance and reception foyer, The St. Regis Mumbai offers the perfect setting for glamorous, large scale events. A dedicated bridal area with a separate bridal salon makes the Ballroom the ideal venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
Musafir Namah Bureau