The luxury travel industry may have suffered during the almost-two long years of the Covid-19 pandemic with empty hotel rooms all over the world and painful delays on expansion plans, but as things start to improve, the news coming out of the industry has too. New openings, renovations and restorations as well as rapid expansion plans are incredibly exciting updates for hungry travellers eager to stretch their legs and dip into their unspent vacation budgets.
The St Regis is the latest luxury chain to make its own announcement, recently unveiling plans to establish a presence in some of the most dynamic and compelling markets across the globe.
Closest to home is Qatar, where the brand plans to grow its presence with the early 2022 opening of The St Regis Marsa Arabia Island, The Pearl, which will feature architecture influenced by the distinct Andalusian and Arabesque style and offer stunning views of the Arabian Gulf. Following that is its entry into Oman in 2024 with The St Regis Al Mouj Resort in Muscat and then, The St Regis Marrakech Resort slated for 2025.
Expanding its footprint in Mexico, St Regis is expected to debut The St Regis Kanai Resort in 2022 and The St Regis Los Cabos Resort in 2023. Located in the captivating Mayan Riviera, the former will feature a sophisticated design that boasts breathtaking ocean views from every vantage point, with plans that call for 124 guest rooms and suites, as well as 32 exclusive villas with private pools.
Meanwhile, the striking St Regis Los Cabos Resort will be located on 33 pristine acres featuring 1,200 ft of panoramic coastal views, 120 rooms and 60 residences, as well as a spa, golf course, beach club and three distinctive dining experiences.
With a continued focus on the Caribbean in the coming years, in 2024, St Regis is expected to debut The St Regis Aruba Palm Beach Resort, and in the Dominican Republic with the highly anticipated The St Regis Cap Cana Resort.
This article first appeared on Nov 1, 2021 in The Edge Malaysia.