Opening in September, the St. Regis Chengdu brings new levels of luxury to China’s most charming super-city.
Home to many of the country’s most treasures natives, giant pandas, as well as enough ginkgo trees, hibiscus flowers and bicycles to recall another time, Chengdu has an awful lot to offer visitors, and there is nowhere better to explore it from than the comfort of the brand new St. Regis Chengdu.
Located in the very heart of the city, the property follows in the brand’s footsteps of bespoke luxury.
Infusing the Art Deco designs of the original St. Regis with traditional elements of local Sichuan culture, each of the hotel’s 279 rooms and suites boasts elegant interiors and stunning views, offering guests an exceptional vantage point from which to observe the machinations of China’s fifth-most populous city and UNESCO’s first City of Gastronomy in Asia.
In a nod to the local culinary landscape, the St. Regis Chengdu has not one but six restaurants and lounges including: a Chinese restaurant, Yin Ting, which serves Sichuan and Cantonese specialities, Decanter, which is the city’s only dedicated wine bar and an outdoor sky bar with breathtaking views of the city below, Vantage XXVII.
Of course, no St. Regis would be complete without its now-legendary Bloody Mary, which at the St. Regis Chengdu, can be found in The Drawing Room.
Ensuring that the exceptional service associated with the St. Regis brand is with you throughout your stay, the St. Regis Chengdu will also offer the signature St. Regis Butler Service for all guests, becoming the first hotel in the city to provide this service.
Those that can drag themselves away from the comfort and luxury of the hotel will be met with all the wonders that Chengdu has to offer. One of which is the unmissable Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
Established in 1987, it is one of the leading research, breeding and conservation facilities for pandas in the world and one of the few places where you will ever encounter such a large concentration of these stunning creatures at one time, making for a truly memorable day.
If you like it hot, follow this unforgettable experience with some traditional Sichuan food. As the nexus of Sichuan flavours, Chengdu is rightly considered one of China’s culinary capitals, offering visitors an unrivalled taste experience from street food all the way up to decadent fine dining destinations.
At the end of the day, retire to the sanctuary of the St. Regis Chengdu and watch the lights of this spectacular city sparkle beneath you while fresh memories are replayed again and again.
Text and photos with permission of Wish hr partner, Quintessentially Lifestyle.