Hong Kong has always known as an interesting city with a rich cultural history. Take a closer look to Wan Chai, the oldest district in Hong Kong where aged buildings make a lovely contrast to the skyscrapers. This area gives a charm of traditional elements to the cosmopolitan city. The same atmosphere has embodied in St. Regis Hong Kong. First opened in April, the hotel is designed and curated by the renowned architect André Fu. He combined his personal memories of the first St. Regis hotel at New York with Hong Kong’s cultural diversity that resulted in a modern style with simple, natural and interwoven textures, as well as an unmistakable understated elegance of Hong Kong’s heritage.
Last month, I experienced a wonderful stay in this exquisite hotel with 129 guest rooms that divided into several types which are Deluxe Rooms, Grand Deluxe Rooms, Premier Harbour Rooms, St. Regis Suites, Metropolitan Suites, Governor’s Suites, and a Presidential Suite. Every room was colored in chalky white, mineral grey and taupe that gives a warm and calm vibe. The bed was dressed in white linen topped with a mauve cashmere blanket and based with an inline colored rug. A white lacquered classic door was put above the bed like a wall hanging that adds a traditional touch. In some rooms, André even used vivid orange doors to give a beautiful contrast. The room was perfected with wood flooring and accents as well as a deep soaking bath.
Panoramic views have always been one of the best features in this hotel. From my comfortable and spacious room, I could see a lively neighborhood of Wan Chai at daytime and city lights at night, as well as the stunning scenery of Victoria Harbour. Not only adapted the ambiance of its predecessor in New York, St. Regis Hong Kong has also carried the signature Butler Service. It’s a personalized 24-hours service which allows guests to customize their stay based on their preferences which included private in-room check-in, unpacking and packing, beverage service and garment pressing.
A stay at St. Regis Hong Kong wouldn’t be complete without exploring its interesting spots and activities. Every day at 5.30 p.m, the hotel does its signature evening ritual called Champagne Sabrage at The Drawing Room. It’s a ritual where the hotel’s Chief Sommelier slices a bottle of champagne using a sabre just like what Napoleon Bonaparte used to do on his way home from a battle. Guests can also enjoy Afternoon Tea with various kinds of tea all over the world that served along with a selection of sweet and savory bites.
For health and wellness, St. Regis Hong Kong has Athletic Club and Spa that is consisted of a 24-hour fitness center which features cardio and weight-training equipment, one-on-one personal training, and regular fitness classes. On the other hand, the Spa Philosophy has bespoke treatments to restore and renew using local ingredients.
Indulge The Taste Bud
St. Regis Bar
An intimate and warm bar with a combination of old New York and Hong Kong atmosphere. When it comes to cocktail, St. Regis Bar serves Bloody Mary like no other. They put a local twist to the cocktail using the dried tangerine peel, Chinese five spices, and Kowloon soy sauce, and reintroduce it as the Canto Mary.
The signature Cantonese restaurant of St. Regis Hong Kong that inspired by a traditional Chinese Pavilion. Led by a Michelin-starred chef, Hung Chi-Kwong, Rùn serves seasonal Cantonese cuisine which highlights sophisticated dim sum, fresh seafood, signature roasts, and nourishing soup.
A French restaurant with a sophisticated dining room decorated in soft cream and beige that encapsulates Parisian flare. Led by the award-winning chef Olivier Elzer, L’Envol gives an inventive interpretation of French cuisine utilizes selected ingredients from France and Asia.