Marriott International, Inc. has celebrated the opening of its 7,000th property: The St. Regis Hong Kong. The 27-storey luxury hotel, which features butler service and multiple restaurants, is emblematic of Marriott’s global expansion strategy. This strategy predominantly focuses on the highest lodging tiers as well as fast-growing international markets such as Hong Kong.
“It’s thrilling to open our 7,000th property, an incredible milestone for a company that began as a nine-stool root beer stand in 1927 and didn’t even open its first hotel until decades later,” said Arne Sorenson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Marriott International. “I can’t think of a more fitting property to hold the honour than The St. Regis Hong Kong which underscores the benefits of our merger with Starwood, the importance of luxury and the tremendous opportunity in Asia.”
Today, Marriott’s pipeline is growing with an increasing number of legacy-Starwood branded hotels such as St. Regis, Luxury Collection and W.
The milestone follows Marriott’s announcement in March that it expects to add more than 1,700 additional hotels by the end of 2021, including about 320 hotels in Asia Pacific.
Opening in Wan Chai, a dynamic hub with both commercial and cultural aspects, Hong Kong’s latest luxury hotel is just steps from the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center and Golden Bauhinia Square, and minutes away from Admiralty, Lan Kwai Fong in Central, and Victoria Peak by car.
An inspired retreat designed for business travellers and culture seekers, the St. Regis Hong Kong offers 129 exquisitely appointed guest rooms and suites. Each guestroom features warm, inviting details to give guests the signature St. Regis-style experience: where impeccable service meets effortless luxury. Wood flooring and accents are infused with an understated Asian sensibility, deep soaking bathtubs offer the ultimate in relaxation, and expansive windows frame harbour and city views.
Guests of The St. Regis Hong Kong are at the centre of an immersive residential experience, where careful and thoughtful attention is paid to their desire through the brand’s signature Butler Service. This personalised, round-the-clock service is a St. Regis tradition and allows each guest’s stay to be customised according to their tastes and preferences.
Services include private in-room check-in, unpacking and packing, beverage service and garment pressing. Guests can also make plans or arrangements for special occasions simply by informing their dedicated Butler, who will then take care of all the details to ensure a memorable celebration.
The hotel will also introduce eButler chat, where guests can contact their dedicated Butler through the Marriott Mobile App, available 24 hours a day, or by scanning an electronic Butler contact card that connects the guest to reach the Butler via a dedicated line, email, and apps like WhatsApp and WeChat.
Lead image: St. Regis Hong Kong, Presidential Suite, Living Room, Harbour View