St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, has announced the opening of St. Regis Cairo. The 39-story hotel rises tall on the banks of the River Nile, at the North end of the Corniche, and offers easy access to the timeless monuments of a city steeped in history.
To celebrate the opening, St. Regis Cairo hosted a special ceremony attended by H.E. Ali Shareef Al Emadi, Minister of Finance for Qatar, Sheikh Khalid Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairman of Qatari Diar, Eng. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Attiyah, CEO of Qatari Diar, Steven Mnuchin, United States Secretary of the Treasury, Dr Mohamed Maait, Minister of Finance, and other dignitaries.
“Egypt has historically been one of our key markets and strategically significant to our growth in the region,” said Satya Anand, President for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. “Cairo is a storied destination that has long mesmerized the global traveller with its incredible energy offering a vibrant mix of history, culture, tradition and glamour. St. Regis Cairo is an exciting addition to our fast-growing brand portfolio, and is set to elevate Cairo’s luxury hospitality landscape with its remarkable design, uncompromising service, and exceptional culinary venues.”
Eng. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Attiyah, CEO of Qatari Diar, commented, “We are delighted to strengthen our global portfolio of hospitality developments with the opening of St. Regis Cairo. This luxury landmark will introduce higher standards of hospitality to this beautiful destination with its unparalleled levels of luxury and exceptional service – both of which the iconic St. Regis brand is renowned for.”
Designed by renowned architect Michael Graves, St. Regis Cairo balances opulence with refinement and elegance to evoke a profound sense of grandeur. It draws on the city’s influential and storied past while confidently introducing its vibrant future.
Graceful geometric lines flow throughout the interiors, creating a repeated structural motif that quietly references the heritage of the region. Dark wood and rich textures combine with intricate embroidery, bejewelled panelling, bronze and wood carvings embellished with flashes of shimmering gold, mother of pearl inlays and imposing crystal chandeliers creating a dramatic Egyptian aesthetic with modern execution. A striking mural entitled “The Pink Sun” graces The St. Regis Bar. Staunchly modern in its execution, the mural references ancient Egypt and the birth of a modern civilization.
St. Regis Cairo boasts of 286 lavishly appointed rooms and suites and 80 luxurious apartments. The three expansive Royal Suites have plush interiors featuring a private fitness room, sauna and floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic Nile views. All guestrooms and suites enjoy the signature St. Regis Butler service, to offer the brand’s famed anticipatory service and personal attention.
The hotel has a diversified selection of restaurants, bars and lounges. La Zisa is a modern and relaxed dining space that offers authentic Southern Italian cuisine where guests can enjoy their dining experience overlooking bright views of the Nile. Tianma takes guests on a journey to Singapore and is a melting pot of exquisite flavours from China, India and Southeast Asia. The renowned J&G Steakhouse offers a sophisticated collection of steakhouse favourites, premium meat cuts and fish sourced from around the world. The poolside restaurant and bar, Sirocco, is the ideal place to enjoy a cocktail with a selection of Mediterranean and Egyptian dishes. Envy is an urban and chic lounge with an enchanting and glamorously bejewelled décor.
The Library, embellished with artefacts, rich furnishings and books, offers a quiet corner for guests to seek a moment’s respite. The Water Garden, with its authentic Egyptian interiors, is the ideal gathering place for the afternoon tea or evening get together. The St. Regis Bar is inspired by the King Cole Bar at the brand’s flagship in New York, where the world-renowned Bloody Mary cocktail was born in 1934. It features an exclusive selection of the world’s finest champagnes, rare vintage wines, hand-crafted cocktails, and the hotel’s own rendition of the signature St. Regis Bloody Mary, infused with exotic taste and fragrance of the Hibiscus flower.
The St. Regis brand’s signature Iridium Spa, spanning more than 1,000 square meters, offers guests a range of transformative treatments and bespoke signature experiences in a tranquil and inviting environment. Thermal therapy areas have been designed for stimulating sensory experiences with a special range of unique facilities including sauna, steam, ice room, shock shower, adventure shower and a vitality pool. St. Regis Cairo also features a well-equipped Athletic Club and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
The hotel’s Astor Ballroom, with its curved, grand staircases that surround a strikingly imposing Swarovski chandelier provides a dramatic backdrop for weddings and celebrations. With a vaulted three-story-high ceiling, the 990 square meter Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 1000 guests. The hotel also houses ten flexible and elegant meeting venues with state-of-the-art technology.
With magnificent corridors, elegant venues and refined taste-making, the hotel is set to play host to an array of important social moments and signature rituals. Bespoke and personalized services are delivered with a traditional finesse that embodies the spirit of both the location and the St. Regis brand. By paying particular attention to how it blends together these spaces, St. Regis Cairo is able to achieve a natural balance of both grand and intimate, yet bespoke moments for guests.