There’s a new luxury hotel on the block in Chengdu, the cosmopolitan capital of Sichuan province in Southwest China. (The fourth most populous city in mainland China, Chengdu is home to the famous panda breeding center. Known as the “Silicon Valley of China”, the city is also the gateway to the marvelous tourist attractions in the province.)
Starwood today announced the opening of the St. Regis Chengdu near Tianfu Square and Chunxi Road. The official press release cites the significance of the debut, exactly 110 years after the first St. Regis hotel open in New York. There are now 33 St. Regis hotels globally. In fact, Starwood has prioritized expanding the brand in China, with a goal of doubling the St. Regis portfolio there within the next five years.
The St. Regis Chengdu has 279 guest rooms serviced by the signature St. Regis butler team. The food and beverage concepts (six in total) sound particularly enticing: Yan Ting, the Chinese restaurant; Yun Fu on level 27; Decanter, the city’s only dedicated wine bar; The Drawing Room for afternoon tea plus an outdoor sky bar and an all-day dining spot. Other facilities include the Iridium Spa, fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, and 11,840 square feet of meeting and event space. For more information, visit ww.starwoodhotels.com
Photo of the famous panda breeding center in Chengdu via Wikipedia/chensiyuan