St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, opened a property in Langkawi, UNESCO’s First World Geopark, with The St. Regis Langkawi. Owned by Integrated Nautical Resort Sdn Bhd, the resort is a joint venture between Rajawali Group and the Government of Malaysia’s Ministry of Finance. The opening marks the brand’s 37th property and the first St. Regis in Malaysia.
Located in the Langkawi archipelago, the resort is located within a 30-minute drive from Langkawi International Airport.
With interiors designed by G.A Design and architecture by architecture firm Gensler, the hotel has a contemporary aesthetic.
The resort’s mansion house has European and Middle Eastern influences with a color palette of blues and beiges. There are Islamic arches, mashrabiya-inspired screening and large private courtyards that give way to a garden with date palms, allamanda and bougainvillea.
The St. Regis Langkawi is the first all-suite luxury resort in the archipelago, with four private over-water villas and 85 suites. Each suite is distinct in design with paintings by local artists. All suites have views of the sea from terraces.
The St. Regis Langkawi has six restaurant and bar venues, including Kayuputi, designed by architect Bill Bensley. The restaurant has a specially curated antique collection featuring century-old wooden doors and windows repurposed from the Dutch embassy in Yangon and 60 teak columns inlaid with camel bone from India.
In addition, the resort also has L’Orangerie, which has views of the Andaman Sea and the rainforest; the Gourmand Deli; the St. Regis Bar, which has views of the rainforest; the Decanter wine bar; and the Drawing Room.
The Iridium Spa Spa measures more than 8,600 square feet. Other facilities include a salon, an infinity swimming pool, a natural-salt water lagoon and an athletic club.
For events, the property has over 10,000 square feet of space, including an outdoor wedding pavilion inspired by Moorish design, a pre-function area, and six meeting and event venues. Spanning 3,200 square feet, The Astor Ballroom has crystal chandeliers.