(TIANJIN, CHINA) -- Today St. Regis Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of The St. Regis Tianjin, a new landmark on a rapidly evolving city skyline that is destined to become Northern China's most prestigious gateway for business leaders, society tastemakers and discerning travelers.
"We look forward to offering our discerning guests access to the distinguished St. Regis legacy with the highest expression of personalization, refined elegance and uncompromised guest experiences." said Mr. Qian Jin, Senior Vice President of Operations, Greater China, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, "The St. Regis Tianjin is destined to introduce a new & unparalleled standard of flawless service, classic sophistication and modern luxury into this rapidly growing city."
The St. Regis Tianjin is an exquisite sanctuary of unsurpassed elegance at one of Tianjin's most coveted addresses in the prestigious Heping district along the south bank of the picturesque Hai River. With its rich history as an international port city, Tianjin has for centuries been considered the "Jin Men" or "Gateway" to Northern China. The St. Regis Tianjin honors and contemporizes that tradition with a cutting-edge iconic design that is the new landmark on the city's skyline. Designed by the renowned architecture firm of Skidmore Owings and Merrill, the 18-floor building is constructed of steel and glass in the shape of a hollowed cube that further complements the concept of "Jin Men."
The 274-room hotel will also be the first in Tianjin to introduce the signature St. Regis Butler Service, the largest Presidential Suite in Tianjin as well as a world of epicurean experiences that are unmatched in Tianjin, with restaurants that are bound to become destinations in and of themselves for visiting travelers and locals alike, including a modern Parisian brasserie.
The St. Regis Tianjin is perfectly situated for discerning business and leisure travelers. The hotel has easy access to the Tianjin Binhai International Airport (25 minutes by car), and is located within a five-minute walk to the Tianjin Railway Station with high-speed, 30-minute rail service to Beijing. The iconic new 76-story Tianjin World Financial Center Tower, Northern China's tallest building and the hub of Tianjin's burgeoning business community, is just a short walk away. Historic Oriental Street, one of Tianjin's oldest established financial districts, is located a few blocks from the hotel.
A number of important historic and cultural locations as well as high-end dining and entertainment venues are also within easy walking distance. Nearby cultural locations include Ancient Culture Street, Heavenly Queen Temple, Porcelain House, the Serenity Garden, New Italian Town and Golden Road. Just a few blocks away, the trendy Jinwan Plaza offers fine dining, theaters and hip nightclubs in a bright and lively setting.
The St. Regis Tianjin will define a new benchmark in the city for modern luxury and bespoke services. The hotel offers 238 exquisitely designed guestrooms and 36 suites that are among the largest in Tianjin. Ranging in size from 42 to 427 sqm, the guestrooms and suites have been thoughtfully designed and appointed to provide travelers with a unique respite from the hectic urban pace. The elegant décor is a seamless integration of contemporary Western aesthetic and ancient Chinese influences punctuated by floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of the Hai River and downtown Tianjin. Each room offers modern conveniences such as flat screen LCD televisions with multi-channel cable, iPod docking stations with sound systems, and high speed wireless internet access. The spacious and lavishly appointed bathrooms offer double vanities, luxurious rainforest showers, plush towels and robes, and exclusive Remede accessories.
During their stay, each guest will enjoy the services of their personal St. Regis butler - a first for a Tianjin hotel. For more than a century, the renowned St. Regis Butler Service has been the famed hallmark of the St. Regis Hotels and Resorts. All St. Regis butlers are trained in the English tradition of impeccable service; at the ready to cater to individual requests, no matter how great or small at any hour of the night. From arrival to departure, the St. Regis butlers provide flawless, personalized attention to each guest, and they are the one point of contact for the guest - answering all of their questions and meeting all of their needs.
The St. Regis Tianjin will offer a world of distinctive epicurean experiences with a selection of riverfront restaurants that are sure to become popular destinations for visiting travelers and VIP locals alike.
Riviera Restaurant introduces the refined brasserie experience to Tianjin with a dedicated French menu and ambiance of a Parisian brasserie. Amidst an elegant setting with beautiful views of the Hai River, guests will enjoy a daily menu of modern French dishes paired with selections curated from an unrivalled list of international wines.
A sophisticatedly casual restaurant, Promenade offers all-day dining with a selection of Italian and Mediterranean dishes, including the signature "Pizza by the Meter" as well as a remarkable olive oil collection.
Yan Ting, a modern Chinese restaurant with Cantonese cuisine, offers 11 private rooms with menus specially designed to appeal to both business executives dropping in for a quick lunch or for a group of socialites spending an afternoon together or celebrating special occasions with their families in Tianjin. Yan Ting offers Tianjin's only 24K Gold and Silver Menus for celebrating wedding anniversaries.
Decanter is the perfect place for wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs; featuring an extensive wine cellar with wines from the world's most celebrated vineyards. With a cosmopolitan and deeply masculine setting, The St. Regis Bar will become Tianjin's favorite after-work meeting place where friends and colleagues can relax while enjoying a 'Jin Mary,' the St. Regis Tianjin's own version on the original cocktail created at The King Cole Bar at the flagship St. Regis New York. A rare haven of refined luxury, The St. Regis Bar is also a place for guests to enjoy the enduring tradition of St. Regis Afternoon Tea and Kung Fu Tea Service.
With its ideal proximity to Tianjin's financial ad government district and key commercial areas, The St. Regis Tianjin is poised to become the leading venue for corporate functions, stylish social events, and high-profile product launches. The hotel offers more than 2,700sqm of thoughtfully designed and thoroughly functional meeting and special event spaces, including the elegant Sky Ballroom on the 15th floor with sweeping views of Tianjin, and a lovely rooftop garden for small corporate events and cocktail parties.