A while back we learned that a St. Regis hotel is under construction in Hong Kong. While Hong Kong has a lot of amazing hotels, very few of them are points properties, so I’m thrilled to see St. Regis enter the market, as it’s one of my two favorite luxury chains that you can redeem points for (along with Park Hyatt).
The St. Regis Hong Kong will be located on Hong Kong Island (rather than Kowloon) in the Wan Chai area, and will be very close to the convention center, near the Grand Hyatt. Unfortunately it looks like the hotel won’t have much in the way of Hong Kong’s iconic views, given that much of the hotel will be obstructed by other buildings. Furthermore, views are generally better on the Kowloon side.
The hotel is expected to have 129 guest rooms, and feature high-end Chinese and French restaurants, a swimming pool, and more.
It has been nearly a year since I heard anything about this project, though it looks like the hotel is now visible on spg.com. According to Starwood, the St. Regis Hong Kong is scheduled to open on January 1, 2019. Initially the hotel was reported to open in late 2018, so that’s not too far off schedule. However, even as the opening date approaches, it’s common for hotels to still push back the date, so I wouldn’t count on that date sticking.
The hotel’s website has just a few renderings, though they’re only of the dining outlets, including the Chinese restaurant, French restaurant, and bar, so they’re not terribly insightful in terms of what we can expect from the hotel.
My guess is that this will be a Category 7 property and that a free night will cost 30,000-35,000 Starpoints, though we’ll have to wait and see to be sure. I guess it’s possible that it will also be a Category 6, but with how few rooms it has, I’m guessing rates will be high.
Personally this is my second most anticipated St. Regis opening. For whatever reason I’m really excited about the St. Regis Cairo opening. Right now spg.com says that the hotel will open on March 1, 2018, though the hotel isn’t accepting reservations yet. This hotel has been scheduled to open for years now, though keeps getting pushed back. I’m not especially optimistic about the opening date given that they’re not accepting reservations for any dates just a few weeks before it’s scheduled to open. Sometimes tells me this may be one of the cheapest St. Regis properties in the world.
(Tip of the hat to The Short Final)