St. Regis Bal Halbour Resort Ready to Open

St. Regis Bal Halbour Resort Ready to Open

» Featured Columnists | By Scott Kauffman | November 3, 2011 9:15 AM ET

(BAL HARBOUR, FL) -- St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., announced Oct. 31 the highly anticipated opening of The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort on January 19, 2012. The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort will reveal the affluent Bal Harbour enclave as a coveted international destination - a secluded escape with unrivaled amenities and a destination at the intersection of art, design and fashion all within reach of the vibrant energy of Miami.

Following this year's recent openings of The St. Regis Bangkok and The St. Regis Florence, St. Regis continues dynamic global growth in the next six months with the debut of The St. Regis Tianjin, The St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort, The St. Regis Shenzhen, The St. Regis Doha, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, and The St. Regis Mauritius Resort, in addition to the debut of the newly renovated St. Regis Aspen Resort.

"The opening of The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort represents a significant moment for St. Regis, as the brand continues to grow globally in destinations designed for the new generation of affluent travelers," says Paul James, Global Brand Leader St. Regis and The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts.

"We are eager to debut The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort to both international travelers and the local community," General Manager Marco Selva added. "With the arrival of this modern vision of a St. Regis flagship, we look forward to offering our guests bespoke service and refined elegance, both befitting of the destination and true to the St. Regis legacy."

As one of the nation's most impressive oceanfront developments, The St Regis Bal Harbour will offer guests a new dimension of bespoke luxury with the resort's 214 elegant, ocean view rooms and suites and 307 residences in three all-glass towers rising 27 stories above an expansive stretch of beach.

The magnificent resort will offer signature St. Regis Butler Service, a sprawling Remède Spa, a world class dining experience at Jean-Georges' restaurant J&G Grill, exquisite interior design by Yabu Pushelberg, renowned contemporary art and the finest finishes with one-of-a-kind West African Movinque wood and Chinese God Flower Stone Marble from a private quarry commissioned exclusively for the resort.

The Residences at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort offer exceptional private residences at the exclusive beachfront property. The spacious two and three bedroom residences will feature innovative designs, state-of-the-art kitchens, and private balconies boasting large outdoor living areas and breathtaking ocean views.

Residents enjoy access to all of the incredible amenities of the Resort. The Residences at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort will begin closings in November 2011. Prices range from $1.9 million to more than $10 million.

Korea's Island Country Club to Open Next Spring

(DAEBU, KOREA) -- Troon Golf, the worldwide leader in upscale golf course management, development, and marketing, announced Island Country Club is scheduled to open next spring on the Korean island of Daebu.

Designed by David Dale of GolfPlan, the 27-hole facility is ideally located in the Gyeonggi Province, just one hour from Seoul and 45 minutes from the Incheon International Airport. The semi-private club, operated by Troon Golf, will feature 18 holes solely dedicated to member play with an additional nine holes available to the public. With stunning views, endless shot options and new challenges around every corner, Island Country Club will provide an unforgettable golf experience that will surely place it among the ranks of "must-see" and "must-play" courses in Korea.

"We are thrilled to be engaged in this project," stated Ryan Walls, senior vice president, managing director, Australia, Asia & Pacific division, Troon.  "The Kwon family and especially Chairman Kwon are truly wonderful to work with. They have vision and sincerely want the best for their members and guests. I believe David Dale has pulled off anther home run in Korea to complement his other work in the region, which will garner a lot of attention especially with Troon's agronomy and maintenance standards."

Island Country Club will work closely with other Troon projects in the region, such as Alpensia Resort, Pine Tree Luxury Condo & Spa and the Troon Golf Academy at Banyan Tree Club & Spa, Seoul. This synergy complements membership plans and access of the other projects, ideally suited around the Seoul business community. This short drive from the city center and international airport will make Island Country Club an ideal meeting venue for both Korean and International businessmen.

"We spent a lot of time reviewing our management plan and after a detailed due diligence process, we determined Troon was clearly the best suited to manage this facility," stated Chairman Kwon. "With unmatched experience in Asia, marketing reach, and worldwide course availability for our prestigious membership, it was an easy decision in the end. We are excited to have Troon onboard to help us shape our future and position Island Country Club as a market leader in Korea."

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. with international offices in China, South Korea, Australia, Dubai and Switzerland, Troon is the world's largest golf management company, overseeing operations at Troon Golf (daily-fee & resort) and Troon Privé (private) properties located in more than 25 countries.

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