Strategically located in the characteristic Haitian Center in the heart of historic Qingdao – overlooking Fushan Bay, the Olympic sailing venue for the 2008 Olympic Games – the hotel will become the city’s luminaries and taste-makers with its elegant design, refined craftsmanship and time-honored signature inspire rituals.

“We are thrilled to expand our luxury presence to one of the region’s most beautiful coastal cities with the debut of the iconic St. Regis brand, delivering bespoke experiences for the most discerning traveler,” said Henry Lee, President, Greater China, Marriott International. “The opening of The St. Regis Qingdao sets a new standard for luxurious hospitality in this dynamic city and underscores our ambition to grow continuously in eastern China.”

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The arrival of St. Regis in Qingdao follows a very public effort by Marriott International to expand its portfolio growth in Asia after the Group opens 70th hotel property in Japan.

The St. Regis Qingdao, which occupies the 58th to 78th floors of the 369-meter-high Haitian Center, is the highest hotel in the region and delights guests with its panoramic views of the Yellow Sea and picturesque coastal scenes.

Inspired by the brand’s rich heritage, the prestigious interior design firm based in Singapore, LTW Designworks, subtly local influences from Qingdao with the avant-garde aesthetic of St. Regis. This includes a crystal chandelier inspired by an iconic golden thorn dress that Caroline Astor, mother of St. Regis founder John Jacob Astor IV and doyenne of New York high society in the Golden Age, wore to one of her famous midnight dinners .

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A brilliantly lit grand staircase provides the perfect spot for the famous St. Regis tradition of sabering a bottle of champagne to mark the transition from day to night. The backdrop of the grand staircase is a 74 meter high atrium art wall, which reflects the delicate traces of the ebb and flow of the Yellow Sea on the beach.

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The hotel has 233 guest rooms, including 30 luxury suites with spectacular sea views. In every guest room, the back wall of the bed is decorated with camellia motifs in homage to the official flower of Qingdao, which represents inspiration, integrity and romance. The bespoke amenities, design narratives and spectacular views combine to transport guests into a world of exquisite luxury and service. Guests will also enjoy the brand’s signature butler service, which provides 24/7 predictive service and ensures that each guest’s stay is tailored to their tastes and preferences.

The St. Regis Qingdao also invites its guests on a multi-sensory culinary journey with extraordinary presentations, unforgettable flavors and spectacular views in its five distinctive restaurants. The Drawing Room on the 59th floor offers delicious afternoon tea along with panoramic seascapes. In rooms that combine contemporary chic with traditional charm, the YAN TING serves authentic Cantonese cuisine with the freshest seafood from the region. Social is an exciting all-day dining experience with international delicacies for breakfast as well as fresh local seafood and Western grill dishes on the lunch and dinner menus. The Carvery celebrates convivial dining in a classic New York steakhouse setting. In the evening, guests are invited to the St. Regis Bar with a view of the city of Qingdao and its enchanting night landscapes to enjoy handcrafted cocktails. The unmistakable St. Regis cocktail, the Bloody Mary, is given a fascinating new twist with essences of sparkling Qingdao beer, fresh local mussels and fine sea salt and is aptly reintroduced as “GáLa Mary”.

With over 2,000 square feet of dedicated event space, the hotel provides venues and facilities for iconic gatherings and meetings. The Astor ballroom with an area of ​​more than 900 square meters is the perfect setting for celebrations, events, galas and wedding banquets. The St. Regis Qingdao also offers a bespoke wedding planner service to help couples plan their dream wedding.

The exclusive St. Regis Spa turns a traditional spa visit into a pleasant social event with five treatment rooms, including the St. Regis Spa Suite, a private space for couples, families or small groups of friends to relax and enjoy tailor-made treatments together to enjoy. The Celebration Bar is a cheerful space of refined elegance that serves the finest champagne and fizzy cocktails. Fitness enthusiasts will enjoy the hotel’s well-equipped fitness center and indoor infinity pool with breathtaking views of the surrounding sea and sky.

Rendering of the pool in the spa at St.Regis Qingdao

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Rendering of the relaxation area in the spa of St. Regis Qingdao

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“We are very excited to celebrate the debut of The St. Regis Qingdao. As one of the top business and leisure travel destinations in China, Qingdao is now a luxury landmark, ”said Jennie Toh, Vice President, Brand Marketing and Management, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “We look forward to sharing Qingdao with guests through the lens of the signature glamorous spirit, sophistication and impeccable service of St. Regis when they visit the destination.”

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