St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Continues Dynamic Global Growth with the Debut of the St. Regis Mauritius Resort

  St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Continues Dynamic Global Growth with the Debut of
  the St. Regis Mauritius Resort

 Milestone Opening Marks the Ultra Luxury Brand’s Arrival in Africa and 30^th
                 Hotel in Rapidly Expanding Global Portfolio

Business Wire

LE MORNE, Mauritius -- December 05, 2012

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
(NYSE: HOT), today announces the highly anticipated debut of The St. Regis
Mauritius Resort, marking the brand’s first hotel in Africa and the 30^th St.
Regis hotel in the world. The St. Regis Mauritius Resort follows recent
openings in Hainan and Shenzhen in China; Doha and Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
in the Middle East; and Bal Harbour in the United States, all within the last
12 months. Having nearly tripled its portfolio in just five years, St. Regis
continues its dynamic global growth, further strengthening Starwood’s lead in
luxury hospitality, offering guests exceptional levels of service and
exquisite experiences in exciting destinations around the world.

“As we add new, must-visit destinations to our global portfolio of hotels and
resorts, the opening of The St. Regis Mauritius Resort truly marks an
important milestone for the brand,” says Paul James, Global Brand Leader St.
Regis, The Luxury Collection, and W Hotels Worldwide. “Celebrating Mauritius’
rich and diverse cultural heritage, we look forward to welcoming guests to the
best address on the island, offering bespoke service and refined elegance both
befitting of the destination and true to the St. Regis legacy.”

“We are excited to introduce a new luxury travel experience to Mauritius with
the opening of the highly-anticipated St. Regis Mauritius Resort,” adds
Roeland Vos, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle
East. “It is our first St. Regis hotel in Africa and a significant addition to
our growing portfolio of luxury hotels around the globe.”

Island Sanctuary

Situated on one of the most privileged locations on the southwestern tip of
island, The St. Regis Mauritius Resort is located on the pristine white
natural beaches at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Le Morne, bordered by a
turquoise lagoon. The resort’s backdrop of Mauritius’ iconic Le Morne Brabant
Mountain is defined by a lush green patchwork of sugar cane fields encircling
a series of lofty peaks that overlook the Indian Ocean.

Designed by Stauch Vorster Architects with interiors by Trevor Julius of
celebrated design firm dsgn, The St. Regis Mauritius Resort is modelled on a
Victorian sugar-baron’s manor house set in a historical estate. With vast
terraces, sumptuous rooms and colonnades, the resort provides guests with an
idyllic island sanctuary reminiscent of the destination’s unique colonial

The resort features 172 elegant guestrooms and suites, ranging from 700 to
2300 square feet, all with expansive terraces and breathtaking views of the
Indian Ocean. The lavish beachfront St. Regis Villa features a private
entrance, four luxurious bedrooms with private pools and gardens, stylish
entertainment and dining areas, an infinity pool, a bar and private spa
treatment room. The resort features the famed hallmarks of the St. Regis
brand, including signature St. Regis Butler Service.

Exquisite Culinary Experiences

The resort’s signature restaurant, Simply India, promises an unforgettable
fine dining experience created by Michelin-starred celebrity chef Atul Kochhar
and offers a modern interpretation of authentic Indian cuisine. Led by
Executive Chef Olivier Belliard, The St. Regis Mauritius Resort offers six
other distinct gastronomic experiences ranging from Le Manoir Dining Room with
a menu inspired by a blend of French and traditional Mauritian cuisine, to the
modern Asian menu at Floating Market, and a relaxing beachside spot for casual
oceanfront dining at The Boathouse Bar & Grill. Inspired by the legendary St.
Regis New York hotel which opened in 1904, The 1904 Bar offers elegant rum
cocktails and vintage whiskeys alongside the St. Regis ritual of champagne

Luxury Leisure and the First Iridium Spa in Africa

The St. Regis Mauritius Resort is home to the region’s first Iridium Spa,
offering 22,730 square feet of blissful surroundings including a full-service
salon, relaxation lounge, jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms, as well as a
dedicated men’s grooming salon and a 24-hour fitness club. Featuring 12
treatment rooms with ocean views, the Iridium Spa works with renowned beauty
and skincare brands Valmont and Bella Luccè to indulge guests with bespoke spa

The unique conditions on the windward side of the island allow for a wide
range of aquatic activities, including the exhilarating sports of wind and
kite surfing in world-class conditions, as well as deep-sea fishing,
snorkeling and diving amid fascinating coral reefs. With direct access to one
of the most sought-after kite surfing spots, “One Eye” at Le Morne, the resort
offers the world’s first Club Mistral Prestige Kite Surf Club where guests
will get expert assistance and an enhanced sporting experience. Other water
recreational activities and facilities include the dive centre, canoeing and
kayaking, as well as catamaran and sunset cruises.

The Kite Flyers Club offers complimentary childcare services for children from
four to 12 years old, including recreational highlights such as beach bonfires
and kite-making, as well as facilities like indoor and outdoor play areas, the
children’s kitchen corner and a swimming pool. Optional activities include
guided excursions to the zoo and sugarcane museum, cooking classes and
horseback riding.

Situated in the heart of the resort, the manor house comprises seven luxurious
suites with in-room spa facilities, a private 24-seat cinema, a Drawing Room
for indoor entertainment and games, a swimming pool, as well as a library and
conservatory. Other leisure facilities at the resort include a beachside
swimming pool, a tennis court and a resort boutique. For private celebrations,
the Astor Room can be booked for events hosting up to 100 people.

For more information on The St. Regis Mauritius Resort please visit

About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts

Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis is
committed to delivering exceptional experiences at 30 luxury hotels and
resorts in the best addresses around the world. Since the opening of the first
St. Regis Hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV,
the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and
anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by signature
St. Regis Butler Service. From Bal Harbour to Bangkok, Saadiyat Island to
Shenzhen, the St. Regis brand caters to a new generation of luxury travelers
and continues to thoughtfully build its portfolio in the most sought after
destinations at the heart of today’s grand tour. Plans for the brand to expand
its legacy include much-anticipated St. Regis Hotels & Resorts in the Riviera
Maya and in Asia, where St. Regis has announced plans to open hotels in
Changsha, Chengdu, Kuala Lumpur, Lijiang, Nanjing, New Delhi and Zhuhai.
Additionally in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, St. Regis will continue to
expand in Abu Dhabi, Amman, Cairo and Dubai. For more information on St. Regis
Hotels & Resorts, please visit, to explore our recent debuts
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Meg Connolly Communications
Meg Connolly, 212-505-8200
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Simon Neggers, 212-380-4029
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