Starwood opens sky-high St Regis Shenzhen

By David Flynn, January 11 2012
Starwood opens sky-high St Regis Shenzhen

China has gained yet another high-rise luxury hotel with this week's opening of the St Regis Shenzhen.

Located atop the 100 storey Kingkey 100 tower in the heart of Shenzhen's Caiwuwei financial district, designed by famed architect Sir Terry Farrell, The St Regis Shenzhen claims the top 28 floors of the skyscraper.

There are 257 guest rooms and 40 suites ranging in size from 40 to 325 square meters, with undoubtedly spectacular views of the city through floor-to-ceiling windows.

All rooms are equipped with an iPad 2 which serves as a 'remote control' for the room's facilities, with butlers "trained in the English tradition" on call around the clock.

Starwood's PR blurb also states the guest rooms feature "luxurious beds with sumptous 300-count Egyptian linens, lush bath towels and robes, flat screen cable televisions and wireless internet access."

The top-most floors of the hotel include a wide array of restaurants and lounges. Here's the Starwood spiel:

  • Located on the 96th floor, The St. Regis Bar and the Drawing Room bring back the hotel glamour of the early 20th century with classic cocktails and the enduring tradition of St. Regis’ Signature Afternoon Tea.
  • On the 95th floor Social offers all day dining featuring international cuisine and endless views in a lively atmosphere and Elba, on the 99th floor, offers authentic Mediterranean dining and fine wines in an elegant, warm atmosphere with panoramic views.
  • Decanter, on the 100th floor, is a sky-high urban wine bar offering Shenzhen’s largest selection of wines and a private tasting room for small gatherings.
  • The penthouse level houses Malt and Library, a unique whisky and cigar bar featuring an extensive menu of single malts served with exquisite Cubans and never-ending views.

And of course, any sky-high hotel must boast an 'infinity pool'.

For more information, visit www.stregis.com/shenzhen.

David

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.


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