It’s been ten years of waiting and at long last, the Jewel of Kedah – also known as Langkawi – has been revived with the opening of The St. Regis Langkawi. A joint venture between Rajawali Group and the Government of Malaysia’s Ministry of Finance, The St. Regis Langkawi stands proud as the very first St. Regis in the country.
With The St. Regis Langkawi, it’s a case of rainforest meets riviera, where this natural paradise is fringed by a 600-meter white sand beach overlooking emerald green waters of a 100,000-square meter swimmable lagoon. On top of the picturesque view of the Andaman Sea, the interiors by G.A Design and architecture by Gensler channel a classic yet contemporary feel throughout the corridors.
Made for the islander at heart, the dream-like atmosphere is a unique blend of indoor and outdoor spaces, most vividly seen in the resort’s mansion house that cleverly infuses European and Middle Eastern influences with subtle hues of soft blue and beige. Beyond, the stunning landscape of Islamic arches and mashrabiya-inspired screening beckons. These are further fringed by date palms, allamanda and bougainvillea plants that make up a heavenly oasis.
Conveniently located within a 30-minute drive from the Langkawi International Airport, The St. Regis Langkawi is the first all-suite luxury resort in the 99-island archipelago. Guests will have the option of enjoying one of four private overwater villas as well as 85 distinctly designed suites that offer unobstructed views of the sea from clean, spacious terraces.
EXQUISITE CULINARY EXPERIENCES IN REFINED FACILITIES
♦ With Asian-inspired haute cuisine popping out of their kitchen, Kayuputi is a pit-stop for food and art lovers. Thanks to a specially curated antique collection, patrons can travel back in time at the brainchild of renowned landscape architect, Bill Bensley, with the century-old wooden doors and windows repurposed from the Dutch embassy in Yangon as well as 60 teak columns inlaid with camel bone from India.
♦ If you know of any adventurous guests from the city of love, they can’t miss out on The St. Regis Langkawi’s offering of modern French cuisine infused with Asian and Middle Eastern flavours at L’Orangerie. Although one may not have a view of the Eiffel Tower, guests can still relish in the spectacular views of the Andaman Sea and lush rainforest.
♦ The Gourmand Deli crafts a generous selection of fresh, homemade breads and pastries, as well as a selection of refreshing iced teas infused with local herbs and spices.
♦ In a mood for a late night cap or a special date? Hop into The St. Regis Bar, the premiere destination for classic cocktails and canapés that also has the bonus views of the dense rainforest.
♦ The Decanter wine bar is an intimate and refined space where connoisseurs can savour the pleasures of rare vintages, whereas The Drawing Room provides the perfect backdrop for guests to enjoy intimate gatherings amid plush interiors.
♦ Spanning more than 800 square meters, tired patrons can opt to step into the St. Regis brand’s signature Iridium Spa for a wholesome bodily indulgence, thanks to the vast range of specialty massages and well-being treatments that they have in the tranquil, inviting environment. Other facilities include a salon, an infinity swimming pool, a 100,000-square-meter natural-salt water swimmable lagoon and a well-equipped athletic club.
♦ Looking for a grand setting for private events? Try the exquisite outdoor Wedding Pavilion with a touch of Moorish design, the pre-function area or six meeting and event venues. Believe it or not, that’s already over 1,000 square meters of private event space… When it comes to intimate gatherings, the possibilities are just endless with The St. Regis Langkawi!
♦ For more grandeur, The Astor Ballroom will fit the bill nicely. Crowned by crystal chandeliers and featuring state-of-the-art technology, guests will be blown away by the bespoke catering options as well as the flawless execution of the staff available at hand.