Hotel Review: Old world glamour comes to Dubai

Travel News 01 May 2016

Inspired by the original St.Regis in New York, the recently opened St. Regis Dubai does not fall short of the grandeur and old-world luxury which has become synonymous with the Astor family legacy. Located in the emerging precinct of Al Habtoor City, the hotel has been dubbed the city's first-ever integrated urban-resort while catering to business and leisure travellers alike. FCM recently got under the covers at the St. Regis Dubai and tried it out for ourselves. 

Tell us about the hotel

Upon first entry to the St. Regis Dubai you immediately sense that you are entering ‘the real deal’ as tones of the orginal property in New York are slowly revealed, beginning with the looming double staircase of stunning marble, partitioned by enormous regal columns and a glistening 1,200 crystal chandelier overhead. The entire experience was laced with luxury from the moment I entered, until check out. The location is excellent for business travellers as it is in the heart of the city and just minutes from DIFC and Dubai International. 

How were the rooms?

The rooms at the St. Regis are nothing short of impressive, starting with the Deluxe Room which sleeps two, and is fitted with a walk-in closet, marble bathtub, double vanity and small touches that we love in hotel rooms like a coffee maker and indulgent Remede amenities. The modern furnishings set against the soothing pastel tones of the room will transport you to complete indulgence.

While I can only dream of the suite-life, the properties exquisite 52 suites are in a league of their own. The three-bedroom imperial suite is the largest, spanning 913 square metres. The Grand Suite offers a personal massage room!  

What stood out for you at the hotel?

The St. Regis offers complimentary wi-fi to all guests as well as the eponymous butler service - you can even Whatsapp them for your every want and desire! These extra touches is what differentiates the St. Regis from the myriad of luxury resorts in the city and makes you feel like you are truly staying at a 'home away from home'. 

Who would you recommend this hotel for?

The St. Regis Dubai is equipped for all kinds of travellers, from business to leisure, and definitely those looking to marry the two. The attentive staff make travelling with a family a breeze, yet the comprehensive business centre and ergonomically designed rooms complement the requirements for the modern day business traveller. The St. Regis Dubai is luxury redefined and is suited for travellers who appreciate the finer things in life. 

Did you try any of the hotel restaurants?

The J&G Steakhouse of Michelin-starred Chef Jean Georges is an unparalleled dining option in the city, serving St. Regis branded bovine (literally). The Brasserie Quartier is the main dining area for breakfast, serving quintessentially French fare.

The St. Regis Bar is the perfect destination for the modern traveller looking for a sophisticated night cap.

The Need-to-Knows:

- Check in: 3:00 PM Check out: 12:00 PM

- St. Regis Butler Service available to all guests.

- Signature services include unpacking & packing, beverage service, garment pressing, service desk & eButler.

- Free valet parking

- Free Wi-Fi in public areas

- 10 mins from Dubai Mall 30 mins from Dubai International Airport

- 220 Rooms and 80 Residences