St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, has announced the brand’s debut property in Malaysia.
Scheduled to open on April 6th, The St. Regis Langkawi Resort will become the first luxury resort to open within the last decade in Malaysia’s coveted “Island Jewel of Southeast Asia”.
Located in the 99-island archipelago of Langkawi, a UNESCO’s World First Geopark, the resort is composed of resplendent architecture, landscape, and interior design and is a masterpiece of Indonesia’s Rajawali Property Group and the St. Regis brand.
Envisioned by a group of world-class designers and architects - including San Francisco-based leading architectural firm, Gensler, Bangkok-based landscape architect, Bill Bensley, and UK-based hospitality design specialist, G.A. Design - The St. Regis Langkawi Resort weaves a compelling story of discovery and is designed around the concept: Paradise Found and Refined: Rainforest Meets Riviera Lifestyle.
The resort embodies a harmony of contrasts where tropical splendour blends seamlessly with the style and energy of a European mansion, thoughtfully accented by Middle Eastern finishes.
“Expanding on the concept of a paradise found and refined, the design team sought to provide a resort to strengthen Langkawi’s position in the luxury tourist market.
“Our compelling architectural vision for The St. Regis Langkawi defines the entire resort experience as a journey of discovery - of sanctuary, of vistas, of wellness, of cuisine, of fresh water, and of salt water,” said Tom Lindblom, principal architect at Gensler.
The architectural footprint of the resort closely adheres to that of a luxurious private residential palace nestled within steep rocky hills forming two small peninsulas along a sandy shore.
In keeping with the design concept, the resort thoughtfully blends indoor spaces naturally with the outdoors, and consists of a six-storey central mansion with two lagoon suite wings cascading outwards towards the shorelines.