- The St. Regis Langkawi Resort and The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur Take its Guests from Middle East on Unforgettable Journey of Rejuvenation and Adventure
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Inc., is setting new standards for family adventure and rejuvenation in Malaysia, enabling its guests from Middle East to indulge in unforgettable journeys into the country’s most famous geo-sites and lowland forests.
Malaysia holds sway as one of the most popular Southeast Asian destinations for Middle East travelers with healthy inbound tourism figures in 2015, and strong demand in 2016 to date. The country combines a blend of Asian cultures with a rich and distinctive Islamic heritage and halal tourism offering, in a surrounding of natural beauty, all less than eight hours from the main Arabian Gulf airports.
Bespoke Geo-Forest Safari with St. Regis Langkawi The brand’s first Malaysian location, on the idyllic Langkawi islands, The St. Regis Langkawi is the first new luxury resort to open its doors in the past decade in the renowned archipelago, the first UNESCO Geopark in South East Asia.
The destination is a masterpiece of architecture, landscape, and interior design, located within close proximity to three geo-sites which date back to over half a million years and contain a diverse ecology of forest dwellers, medicinal plants, migratory birds, nocturnal inhabitants of prehistoric cave – hundreds of bats, and Langkawi’s emblematic Brahminy Kite Eagles and the White-bellied Fish Eagle – majestic birds that swoop in to catch the occasional prey.
“From the moment of their arrival, our guests are immersed in a dreamlike paradise of pure recreation and relaxation, amid stylish and privileged surroundings,” said Thomas Schwall, General Manager, The St. Regis Langkawi. “Our fabled island is extremely rich with the splendours of Mother Nature, giving our guests the opportunity to set sail on unforgettable journey, be it visiting catacombs of hilly tunnels, experiencing the thrills of roaring waterfalls amid dense tropical jungles, or viewing playful macaques, dusky leaf monkeys, and exotic lizards,” he added.
Set on a tranquil private cove, The St. Regis Langkawi features 89 distinctive suites, including four over-water villas and 20 private pool suites, with 600 meters of white sandy, palm-fringed beach.
Shinrin-Yoku of Japan is recreated at The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur Since its opening earlier this year, The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur has set a new benchmark for five-star hospitality in the heart of the bustling Malaysian capital.
Not far away from the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur brings an unmatched guided experience to its guests to the 545 hectares of regenerated tropical forest that contains a rich array of biodiversity including 15,000 species of plants and 190 species of birds.
“At The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur, we strive to create precious moments by offering our guests a personalized guided walk to Malaysia’s famous lowland forests,” said Samuel Wong, General Manager, The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur, whose property brings to life “Shinrin-Yoku”, a forest therapy concept developed in Japan in early 1980s. “It has been proven that forest therapy is an excellent stress relaxant and wellness activator as the abundant array of flora and fauna help reduce blood pressure and improve mood.”
With its 156 rooms and 52 distinct suites, The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur is a destination of choice for both leisure and business. The property is located in KL Sentral, one of the city’s most prestigious neighborhoods, and is adjacent to the city’s largest park – the Lake Gardens – and heritage landmarks.
Where Dining is a Work of Culinary Art Food and beverage options within The St. Regis’ Malaysian destinations are tailored to the most discerning tastes.
The St. Regis Langkawi’s The Drawing Room Lounge captures the feeling of a grand home, while the Asian-influenced Kayuputi is conceptualized as a vintage beach house, and L’Orangerie, the resort’s signature restaurant, evokes the design of a traditional European greenhouse.
On the other hand, The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur offers metropolitan sophistication. Its signature The Brasserie restaurant is a modern European café during the day, transforming into seductive contemporary French dining for the evening. Defined by glitz and glamour, inspired by the multi-facets of a precious gem, Crystal is a dual-level lounge and rooftop dining area which serves a luxurious yet playful menu, overlooking the rooftop swimming pool.
Along with that, The Iridium Spa and The St. Regis Athletic Club provide opportunities for complete wellbeing and renewal.