Situated right in the heart of Hong Kong’s historic Wan Chai district known for its commercial and high-rise buildings, The St. Regis Hong Kong is the latest addition to the luxury hotel brand’s collection of exquisite hotels.
The St. Regis Hong Kong is a 27-storey retreat designed for business travellers and tourists alike. Inspired by residential developments, the design of this property exudes understated elegance. Award-winning Hong Kong-born interior designer André Fu perfectly captured the essence of the St. Regis brand’s regal and timeless style, blended with his signature modern aesthetic with touches of Hong Kong’s culture.
A lot of André’s designs in this new hotel pay homage to the first St. Regis in New York built in 1904 by John Jacob Astor IV, but still incorporate Hong Kong’s traditional and cultural touches all around. For example, the entranceway itself is reminiscent of New York’s concrete style, with eight-metre-high stone clad walls, but once you enter into the Great Room on the second floor, you will see ornate lanterns and sconces inspired by 19th-century gas lamps of old Hong Kong, and wall panels resembling Chinese shop shutters.
The Great Room is the main public area where guests can check in. High ceilings and massive windows feel like a grand foyer of a modern mansion, evoking a sense of luxury in elegant hues of grey, sage green and dark wood tones. The statement chandelier is a bespoke design by André from his Tac/Tile lighting collection for Lasvit, and it pays tribute to Hong Kong’s skyline.
The hotel’s 129 guest rooms include 17 luxurious signature suites. The largest is the presidential suite, followed by two governor suites and the Metropolitan suite. The standard double rooms are 50-53 sqm, some of the biggest in Hong Kong. Each room is accented by warm wood floors, deep soaking bathtubs and expansive windows providing a stunning view of the harbour. All guests can enjoy the personalised St. Regis Butler Service, the hallmark of the St. Regis experience, upon request.
Several food and beverage venues are sure to excite your palate during your stay. Just above the Great Room through the spiral staircase is French fine dining restaurant, L’Envol, headed by Michelin-awarded chef Olivier Elzer. The restaurant’s dining room is reminiscent of Paris, complimented by a feminine palette of beige, white and gold with pastel marble and blushed bronze. The Chinese restaurant Rùn, helmed by another Michelin-starred chef, Hung Chi-Kwong, serves elegant Cantonese cuisine set in a modern interpretation of a traditional Chinese pavilion.
The Drawing Room and The Terrace feature The St. Regis Hong Kong Afternoon Tea, complete with a selection of their savouries and sweets from a dimsum-inspired trolley. The Terrace outside features a traditional moon gate, as well as chairs and tables from Fu’s Rock Garden collection for Janus et Cie, perfect for daytime relaxation. Once the sun sets, the Drawing Room is the place to continue. Tucked right next to it is the St. Regis Bar, serving signature cocktails inspired by the New York subway and the Hong Kong tram. Enjoy a magnificent view of the large mural inside the bar, which was conceptualised by Beijing-born artist Zhang Gong, and depicts the historic and cultural elements of Wan Chai, where the hotel is located.
For those looking for a cultural experience during their stay, The St. Regis Hong Kong is the place to be. Not only does it honour the rich culture of Hong Kong and pay homage to the historical moments reminiscent of the country; it also takes you back to the first-ever St. Regis in New York and brings that classic elegance and glamour to the centre stage. Comfort, class, and excellent service are no question, and you are guaranteed to experience a level of design creativity and ingenuity like never before.