No Joke, The St Regis Bangkok and Tibet Will Both Open Tomorrow
This April Fools Day, the St Regis Bangkok and St Regis Lhasa will both open their doors to the public, no foolin'!
Granted the Lhasa hotel opened November 15th but like a few hotels "opening" lately it wasn’t actually finished and April 1st is the official opening, in that it's the day when the Iridium Spa opens and it's finally complete.
The St Regis Bangkok is opening on time, which is just as well as the other Starwood hotel in the city, the Aloft Bangkok has been delayed until October 2011. This too was planning to open April 1st.
St Regis Bangkok has 176 rooms, Thailand’s first Elemis Spa, three restaurants including an outpost of ZUMA, SkyLounge, Drawing Room serving afternoon tea (because afternoon tea is big in Bangkok) and a wine cellar aptly named Decanter.
But the highlight for us is the infinity pool, that’s where we’d be, sipping ‘Siam Marys” the hotels signature cocktail. Room rates from £154 including breakfast or dinner.
Over in China The St Regis Lhasa (pictured above) is the first luxury resort in Tibet with views over Potala Palace, Lhasa Valley and the Himalayas. The hotel has 150 rooms, 12 villas, the world's highest spa at 12,000 feet above sea level, gold-tiled pool, meditation garden, Si Zang Tibet’s first fine-dining restaurant, wine-bar and tea room.
Rates start at £190 per room including breakfast and transfers.
Next up the St Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort and The St Regis Doha both opening November 2011. The takeover continues....