Among the skyscrapers located in Hong Kong, there is one silhouette that will capture your attention in the Wan Chai area – the St. Regis Hong Kong.
Upon arrival, this writer was awed by the 27-storey sparkling tower that gleamed in the morning light.
I felt a warm welcome the moment I entered the hotel, especially when the butler brought us straight away to our room, equipped with welcome drinks and sweets.
Since the opening of the very first St. Regis hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by the signature St. Regis Butler Service.
The service includes private in-room check-in and everything was done digitally. The butler will ask your necessary information, give a quick room tour and ask the type of newspaper that the guest wanted. From that moment, I knew that I was in the right hands, and that personalisation gave a feeling like I’m at home.
After freshening up, it’s time to indulge in exquisite afternoon tea inspired by Caroline Astor served from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm daily.
You will see the dim sum inspired trolley ride inside The Drawing Room, offering all the selection of delectable savoury bites, elegant canapés and finger sandwiches.
It will not be a complete English ritual without a cuppa (a cup of tea) and St. Regis Hong Kong has a wide range of craft tea collection from Jasmine Phoenix Pearls from Fujian, China to Darjeeling Moonshine from India.
The luxury hotel is a jewel of architectural creativity, a curated mansion that celebrates cultural diversity and timeless elegance in Hong Kong as seen through the masterful eye of renowned interior designer André Fu, combining classic elements with modern sophistication.
The moment you step into the hotel, the heritage of Hong Kong is referenced throughout such as an old gas street lamp from Duddell’s Street and the panelling inspired by the colonial Hong Kong mansions.
Art is a crucial element of the hotel and Fu has infused it with his childhood recollections of growing up in Hong Kong.
Consisting of 129 exquisitely appointed bedrooms, including 14 deluxe suites, two premium suites and a Presidential suite, each of the rooms prioritises space and comfort over maximum efficiency.
The room that I was staying, Grand Deluxe boasts a panoramic view of the harbour. I looked forward to push the curtain button to open up and receive a “wake-up call” from the bright sunshine.
The residential-style room also came with amenities and high-speed WiFi and a desk area for working comfort.
Aside from the architectural element and extraordinary butler service, St. Regis Hong Kong offers exceptional dining experiences at the signature Cantonese restaurant, Rùn and French haute cuisine in L’Envol.
Personally, being a vegetarian for three-days was a delightful experience at the hotel as they created a special menu according to your dietary preferences, and it’s an explosion of flavours.
The butler service brings comfort and accessibility until the end of the trip.
To this writer, it felt like a genuine personalised experienced as she got to try one of the services – a deep soaking bathtub prepared by the butler. It offered the best relaxation that was needed after a long day in the city.
Bidding goodbye is one of the hardest things to do, especially after a hearty gluten-free oatmeal breakfast in the room. I had became attached to the butler service and I can confidently say that St. Regis is much more than just another five-star hotel.
I look forward to coming back again soon to enjoy this truly personalised experience.
There is a special offer that runs until December regarding the St. Regis Hong Kong’s Bed, Breakfast and Butler package. For more information, visit www.stregishongkong.com.