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Marriott announces the opening of The St. Regis Downtown, Dubai

Marriott has announced the opening of The St. Regis Downtown, Dubai. This is the second St. Regis to open in Dubai after the recently opened St. Regis Dubai, The Palm. The hotel is a conversion of the former Renaissance Downtown, Dubai.

Location

The St. Regis Downtown, Dubai is located along the Dubai Water Canal. The property is just minutes from the city’s most famed attractions and landmarks. Guests are steps away from the world’s largest shopping mall, The Dubai Mall, and just a short drive to the city’s design hub, Dubai Design District, and the International Financial Centre.

Design

Drawing inspiration from the brand’s storied heritage, the hotel’s sophisticated aesthetic features a palate of rich fabrics and gold accents to create an intimate environment of luxury and comfort. Elegant décor and contemporary interiors are accentuated with bespoke elements including two striking glass chandeliers and elegant gold chains in the lobby that are influenced by the jewellery found in Dubai’s Gold Souk.

The intimate lobby features sophisticated lounge areas perfectly lit by a grand fireplace and a striking artwork inspired by Dubai’s skyline silhouette reflecting onto the Dubai Water Canal. As a nod to the brand’s vanguard spirit, the corridors and gathering spaces are adorned with a thoughtfully curated collection of contemporary art.

Reception

Accommodations

The St. Regis Downtown, Dubai consists of 298 lavishly appointed guest rooms and suites overlooking local landmarks such as the Dubai Water Canal and the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.

The guest rooms feature floor to ceiling windows, large open bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes and beautiful coral inspired wall sculptures. As with all the St. Regis Hotels, this hotel too provides the signature St. Regis Butler Service providing round-the-clock anticipatory service.

Standard Guest Room

George Fleck, Vice President and Global Brand Leader, St. Regis Hotels and Resorts, said:

Dubai is a vibrant destination that has long attracted global travelers with its striking architecture, dedication to innovation and modern vision, representing many of the ideals of the St. Regis brand. We are thrilled to welcome The St. Regis Downtown, Dubai to our highly curated, and growing, global collection of hotels and resorts as we seek to delight the world’s luminaries with a distinct experience that celebrates the timeless glamour and vanguard spirit of our brand.

Raja Zeidan, General Manager, The St. Regis Downtown, Dubai, said:

We are looking forward to offering guests exquisite experiences that are steeped in history along with the brand’s iconic anticipatory service, which is purposefully tailored for each one of our global tastemakers. The St. Regis Downtown, Dubai will provide a distinct point of view on luxury hospitality in one of the city’s most exclusive districts, and will offer global luminaries the chance to enjoy the cherished hallmarks of the St. Regis brand.

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Dining

The Library offers an elegant gathering place to enjoy a locally inspired take on the acclaimed signature St. Regis Afternoon Tea.

BASTA! is a lively Italian restaurant that expertly fuses the food and feel of a Roman Trattoria, Florentine Steakhouse and Neapolitan Pizzeria, serving traditional Italian cuisine with a modern twist.

Inspired by the convivial atmosphere in the South of France, authentic French flavours are combined with a relaxed continental style at Bleu Blanc Oysters & Grill to create a perfect blend of relaxed Mediterranean fine dining.

St. Regis Bar is the brand’s signature bar where guests can socialise and enjoy a modern take on the world-renowned Bloody Mary cocktail, which was first created at The St. Regis New York’s King Cole Bar in 1934. The St. Regis Bar features a mirrored mural embellished by starry lights stretching across the ceiling, depicting the glittering stars at night seen from the Arabian Desert.

In addition to these, a poolside bar with scenic views of Downtown Dubai’s skyline and the Dubai Water Canalis the ideal place to relax and enjoy a light meal in the sun.

Honouring a signature tradition among St. Regis properties around the world, The St. Regis Downtown, Dubai will mark the transition from day to night with a celebratory champagne sabering at 19:00 hours in the evening.

The Spa and other Facilities

The St. Regis Bar is a luxurious urban retreat which features 6 treatment suites and offers bespoke treatments including Flotation Therapy in a flotation pod and a 24-karat gold age-defying facial, in addition to a traditional Arabian Hammam. Every spa treatment includes an additional 30-minute sensory experience to relax in the in-suite infused steam room or sauna.

There is also a Fitness Centre featuring a range of cardio and strength equipment and a scenic outdoor infinity swimming pool overlooking the Dubai Water Canal.

Outdoor infinity swimming pool

In March 2022, The St. Regis Downtown, Dubai will debut an elegant Astor Ballroom with 564 square meters of event space. Through floor-to-ceiling windows, this exquisite venue will be brightly lit with natural daylight and will feature an outdoor terrace where guests can enjoy expansive city views. With an outdoor bar space, lounge seating and an extravagant open fireplace, the ballroom will be the perfect venue for intimate events, lavish celebrations and business gatherings alike. The hotel’s seven multi-purpose and flexible meeting rooms are all equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

Recently, Accor opened its first resort-style Raffles in the Middle East, Raffles The Palm.

Featured image by Marriott

All the other images by Marriott

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