St. Regis expands in Latin America

Starwood is signing an agreement with Genesis to build a new St. Regis Resort and Residences in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica. Scheduled to open in 2008, the resort will be developed and managed by Starwood’s ultra-luxe St. Regis brand. When it opens, St. Regis Resort, Costa Rica will introduce an unrivaled dimension of luxury and bespoke service to Costa Rica.

“As we grow the St. Regis brand we continue to seek only the world’s most exclusive addresses, and there are few resort destinations in the world that embody the raw natural beauty of Costa Rica,” said Kerry Hatch, President of St. Regis.

St. Regis Resort, Costa Rica designed by Zurcher Architects will feature 133 accommodations. Each guestroom will include oversized outdoor terraces complete with outdoor showers, netted day beds and relaxation coves. Resort amenities will include three pool areas set within the tropical landscape, a specialty restaurant, themed three-meal restaurant, lobby bar, pool bar, beach club and an 11,000 square foot Remede Spa and Fitness Center featuring outdoor meditation areas and nine deluxe treatment rooms. The resort will also offer 3,750 square feet of meeting and function space.

St. Regis Residences, Costa Rica will include a total of 49 one, two and three-bedroom condominium-hotel residences, 42 deluxe whole ownership private villas and nine magnificent estate homes all delivered with private plunge pools. Indigenous materials will be utilized to create private residential dwellings that are destined to be the most luxurious in the region. Residence owners will enjoy full access to the resort’s services and amenities including its St. Regis Butler Service, the exclusive Remede Spa and fine dining restaurants.
“We are thrilled to announce our third new St. Regis property in Latin America, following the recent announcements of the St. Regis in Mexico City and the St. Regis in Punta Mita. We look forward to welcoming the world’s most discriminating travelers and residence owners,” stated Osvaldo Librizzi, President of Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Latin America. “St. Regis Hotel, Costa Rica will introduce a new dimension of elegance, style, luxury, hospitality and gracious living to the country.”

St. Regis Resort, Costa Rica is in Playa Coyol, located 65 miles from the San Jose’s International Airport, situated on a 250-acre site on a secluded bay within close proximity to the Los Suenos area which features an 18-hole golf course and a marina.

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“We are excited to work with the prestigious St. Regis brand, as well as one of the top developers in Costa Rica, to create one of the most exclusive real estate and resort offerings in Latin America,” said Diego Lowenstein, CEO of Lionstone Development.

Alberto Kader, CEO of Genesis added, “Managed by one of the most internationally renowned names in the hospitality industry and located within a breathtaking Wildlife Preserve, St. Regis Resort and Residences, Costa Rica will offer the ultimate in privacy and pampering in a tropical paradise.”
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