Marking an exciting first for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, its iconic St. Regis Hotels and Resorts brand has officially debuted in Malaysia, with The St. Regis Langkawi having officially opened its doors.
Owned by Integrated Nautical Resort (INR), the resort is a joint venture between Rajawali Group and the Government of Malaysia’s Ministry of Finance.
Global brand leader, St. Regis Hotels and Resorts, Jim Petrus enthused on the news: “The St. Regis brand remains laser-focused on increasing its presence in destinations where travellers from around the globe are seeking bespoke guest experiences, and we are thrilled to expand our portfolio in Southeast Asia with an extraordinary brand debut in Malaysia – one of the most dynamic countries in the world.
“The St. Regis Langkawi is set to redefine luxury hospitality on the island, from the resort’s lush, secluded location, to the iconic St. Regis Butler Service which provides guests with beyond expectation experiences,” Petrus added,
Situated in the picturesque Langkawi archipelago, the resort is fringed by a white sand beach overlooking the waters of a swimmable lagoon, which integrates with the Andaman Sea. The hotel is a mere 30-minute drive from Langkawi International Airport.
The St. Regis Langkawi represents the very first all-suite luxury resort in the archipelago, boasting four private overwater villas and 85 luxuriously-appointed suites. Facilities include six distinct F&B venues; the St. Regis brand’s signature Iridium Spa as well as a salon; an infinity swimming pool; a natural-salt water lagoon; and a well-equipped athletic club; private event space, including an exquisite outdoor Wedding Pavilion, a pre-function area and six meeting and event venues; and the Astor Ballroom, featuring state-of-the-art technology as well as bespoke catering options to ensure flawlessly executed gatherings.
Regional vice president South East Asia, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Charlie Dang remarked: “The highly anticipated arrival of St. Regis into Malaysia marks another milestone for the luxury brand’s expansion in South East Asia. 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 travellers.”