Starwood’s St. Regis brand has now officially arrived in Malaysia’s Langkawi archipelago, itself within UNESCO’s First World Geopark. Owned by Integrated Nautical Resort, the resort is a joint venture between the Rajawali Group and the Malaysian Government’s Ministry of Finance as well the brand’s 37th address.
With an enchanting rainforest-meets-riviera atmosphere, the St. Regis Langkawi is fringed by a 600-metre white-sand beach overlooking the emerald-green waters of the Andaman Sea. With interiors designed by G.A Design and architecture by architecture firm Gensler, the hotel channels a classical contemporary aesthetic with European and Middle Eastern influences that can be seen throughout the resort, such as a colour palette comprising soft blues and beiges, Islamic arches and large private courtyards that embrace the design’s axial symmetry.
Being the first all-suite resort in the archipelago, the St. Regis Langkawi offers four private overwater villas and 85 luxuriously appointed suites. Each suite has a distinct design that boasts bold accents, local artists’ works, spacious terraces and unobstructed views of the sea.
For F&B venues, the St. Regis Langkawi houses six restaurants and a bar, including Kayuputi, which serves Asian-inspired cuisine; L’Orangerie with its French-infused Asian and Middle Eastern flavours; and the Gourmand Deli, which crafts a generous selection of fresh, homemade breads and pastries. The St. Regis Bar is also a must-visit with its selection of classic cocktails and canapés.
For total rejuvenation, the St. Regis brand’s signature Iridium Spa spans more than 800 square metres, allowing guests to indulge in a wide range of massages and treatments. Other facilities include a salon, an infinity pool, a 100,000-square-metre salt water swimmable lagoon, and a well-equipped athletic club.
For more information, visit their website. Starwood’s St. Regis brand is also scheduled for new openings in several other locations this year, including Kuala Lumpur, the Maldives, Changsha in China, and Cairo.
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