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Starwood Makes Landmark Entry in Bermuda …

Posted on 30 June 2009

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOTNews) today announced the next stop on its global expedition with plans to open a new St. Regis hotel in Bermuda, marking the debut of Starwood and the St Regis brand on the exclusive island. Scheduled to open in 2013, The St. Regis Bermuda and The Residences at The St. Regis Bermuda will be located in the heart of downtown Hamilton, Bermuda’s picturesque seaside capital and bustling international business hub. The first major luxury hotel to open in downtown Hamilton in more than 50 years, The St. Regis Bermuda will feature approximately 140 exquisitely appointed guest rooms and suites, approximately 80 exclusive, serviced residences, a Remède Spa, signature restaurant, a wine bar, library, and a rooftop conservatory. Owned by Par La Ville Hotel and Residences, Ltd., a partnership between Virginia-based Unified Resorts, Ltd. and New York-based Sagewood Investments, LLC, The St. Regis Bermuda will offer unparalleled luxury, highly personalized service and refined elegance at one of the world’s best addresses.

Nestled in the center of Hamilton’s dynamic business district and just a short distance from Bermuda’s stunning beaches and azure waters, The St. Regis Bermuda will be the ideal destination for both business and leisure guests. A leading economic and political hub, Hamilton offers guests and residences an appealing mix of specialty shopping, restaurants, cultural centers and landmark corporations. St. Regis guests and residences will have exclusive access to the nearby St. Regis Beach Club, where they can unwind amidst sparkling pink sand beaches, breathtaking ocean views, lush landscapes and luxury amenities including a salt-water infinity-edge pool, private serviced cabanas, indoor recreation room and signature spa services. Guests and residences can indulge their senses at the Beach Club Restaurant featuring culinary delights inspired by local ingredients and flavors.

“We are proud to introduce The St. Regis Bermuda featuring the iconic luxury, unmatched privilege and bespoke services for which the St. Regis brand is renowned,” said Paul James, Global Brand Leader, St. Regis and The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts. “Truly one of the world’s most desirable destinations, Bermuda is rich in culture and heritage and offers our discerning global guests and residents a world class business community within stunning natural surroundings.”

“Starwood continues to grow its footprint of best-in-class hotels and resorts around the world by working with the right partners on the right properties in the right places,” said Simon Turner, President of Global Development for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “We look forward to working with our partners at Par La Ville Hotel and Residences as both Starwood and the St. Regis brand debut in this dynamic market.”

“We are proud to work with Starwood hotels to introduce the prestigious St. Regis brand to Bermuda,” said Premier Dr. the Hon. Ewart F. Brown, Minister of Tourism and Transport. “In beautiful Hamilton, St. Regis Bermuda will be well positioned to provide first class hospitality and amenities in a thriving commercial center and visitor hotspot.”

The Residences at The St. Regis Bermuda will include approximately 80 luxurious Residences within the hotel. The Residences will feature a separate, private lobby entrance and elevators, a dedicated concierge staff and service levels never before offered in Bermuda, as well as full access to the hotel’s luxury amenities and facilities. Residents and guests alike will be invited to indulge in personalized spa treatments at the hotel’s signature Remède Spa and a diverse menu of culinary delights at the hotel’s world-class restaurant.

An ideal choice for weddings, meetings and special events, The St. Regis Bermuda will offer approximately 12,000 square feet of event space including a 4,000 square foot ballroom and a grand outdoor courtyard with stunning views. Co-designed by Bermuda-based architectural firm, Linberg & Simmons Chartered Architects and Atlanta-based architectural firm of Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates, the hotel and residences will reflect the old world charm of classic Bermuda-style architecture complemented with a modern metropolitan design sensibility.

Following in the tradition of the legendary St. Regis New York, The St. Regis Bermuda will feature distinguished signature elements of the St. Regis brand including the iconic St. Regis Butler Service, bespoke guest experiences and luxury accommodations tailored to meet global travelers’ needs. Trained in the English tradition, the butlers provide ever-present, yet unobtrusive service while anticipating guest needs and customizing each guest’s stay according to his or her specific tastes and preferences.

The St. Regis Bermuda will be the newest addition to The St. Regis portfolio of hotels and resorts in the most coveted destinations around the world including Bora Bora, Bali, Aspen, Punta Mita, Singapore, New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Atlanta, London, Rome, Beijing and Shanghai.

Source: Business Wire

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