St. Regis Hotels and Resorts has this week debuted The St. Regis Qingdao, the first Marriott International luxury brand hotel in the northeastern Shandong region.
Adjacent to Fushan Bay and occupying the 58th to 78th floors of the 369-metre-tall Haitian Center, The St. Regis Qingdao is the tallest hotel in the region, providing vistas of the Yellow Sea and picturesque coast.
The property features 233 guest rooms, including 30 luxury suites with spectacular ocean views. Guests will enjoy the brand’s signature Butler Service, offering around-the-clock anticipatory service and ensuring that each guest’s stay is customised according to their tastes and preferences.
Drawing inspiration from the brand’s rich heritage, the renowned Singapore-based interior design firm, LTW Designworks, subtly infused local Qingdao influences with St. Regis’ avant-garde aesthetic. This includes a crystal chandelier inspired by a legendary dress of golden thorns that Caroline Astor, mother of St. Regis founder John Jacob Astor IV and doyenne of New York high society in the Gilded Age, wore to one of her famed Midnight Suppers.
“We are very excited to expand our luxury footprint to one of the most beautiful coastal cities in the region with the debut of the iconic St. Regis brand, bringing bespoke experiences curated for the most discerning travellers,” said Henry Lee, President, Greater China, Marriott International. “The opening of The St. Regis Qingdao ushers in a new benchmark of luxury hospitality in this dynamic city and underscores our commitment to continuously grow in Eastern China.”
The St. Regis Qingdao offers five distinctive dining outlets, including: The Drawing Room, located on 59th floor, offers an indulgent Afternoon Tea along with panoramic seascapes; YAN TING serving authentic Cantonese cuisine featuring the freshest locally-sourced seafood; Social, an all-day dining experience; The Carvery which celebrates convivial dining in a classic New York steakhouse setting. In the evenings, guests are invited to The St. Regis Bar overlooking Qingdao city and its charming nightscapes to enjoy handcrafted cocktails.
Also onsite is the St. Regis Spa featuring five treatment rooms including the St. Regis Spa Suite, a private space for couples, families or small groups of friends to relax and enjoy bespoke treatment time together.