Sunday, April 20, is the date of the official opening celebration of The St Regis Singapore, one of the most high profile new luxury hotels to open in Singapore for over a decade.
More than 1000 senior leaders from the worlds of business and society in Singapore have been invited to the exclusive occasion, which will echo the legendary social gatherings that took place in the original St. Regis New York over a century ago, when Mrs. Caroline Astor, mother of the hotel’s founder John Jacob Astor IV, held her famous parties for the glitterati of New York.
The Grand Opening of The St Regis Singapore will be an elegant formal cocktail event. The hotel’s Astor Ballroom will be transformed into a 1920s style outdoor garden from the 1920s and the party will spread throughout the hotel’s restaurants and public areas. The Singapore Symphony Orchestra will welcome guests with light classic waltzes, while live jazz bands from Shanghai, Sydney and around the region will make the evening swing.
Guests will be able to sip Krug champagne and cocktails specially created by renowned international mixologists the Sorum brothers from Sweden, who are famous throughout the world for their theatrical displays of the art of cocktail mixology.
Singapore’s Minister for National Development, Mr Mah Bow Tan, will be the Guest of Honour for the evening.
“After months of preparation and a successful soft opening period, it is a great feeling that the hotel is now officially opening,” said general manager, Mr. Yngvar Stray. “It’s also an honor for us to be the first St. Regis in South East Asia and exciting to be the first new internationally branded luxury hotel to open in Singapore in 11 years.”
Located in the heart of the city state and designed by internationally acclaimed architects WATG and interior by Wilson Associates, The St. Regis Singapore features 299 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites, all generously proportioned with plush custom furnishings evoking a sense of timeless elegance.
The hotel features a ballroom that features two large skylights, the first premium Remède Spa outside of the United States, and a fleet of customised Bentleys for transportation.
Taking its cue from the artistic heritage of The St. Regis Hotel in New York, The St. Regis Singapore also houses one of the largest and finest private art collections in Asia. Over 90 original paintings and sculptures by world famous artists such as Columbian artist Fernando Botero, French artist Marc Chagall, American architect Frank Gehry, Chinese Modernist pioneer Gu Gan, and a group of Singaporean pioneer artists such as Chen Wen Hsi and Georgette Chen have been painstakingly selected to complement the elegance of the hotel’s interiors.
Dining at The St. Regis Singapore is a stylish affair, ranging from the elegant all-day modern French brasserie Les Saveurs to delicate Cantonese dishes prepared by master chefs at the chic contemporary Yan Ting Chinese restaurant, and LaBrezza, a trendy Mediterranean terrace restaurant, which serves flavourful recipes from across the Mediterranean region.
Rare and prestigious vintages are served at the elegant Decanter that houses over 1,500 labels and 2,000 bottles of premium wine, many of which are available exclusively at the wine bar.
The Astor Bar, named after John Jacob Astor offers a relaxing venue for a Bloody Mary and its unique spicy local blend, the Chili Padi Mary while The Drawing Room offers one of the finest selections of tea, including Dammann Frères, exquisite French blend since 1692, offered for the first time in Singapore and exclusive to the hotel.
The St. Regis name is now carried by an exclusive group of prestigious hotels, of which The St. Regis Singapore is the thirteenth in the world and the third in Asia.