Starwood debuts ultra-luxury hotel brand in Malaysia

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LANGKAWI, Malaysia – St Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Inc, today announced the arrival of the iconic luxury brand into Langkawi, UNESCO’s First World Geopark, with The St Regis Langkawi.

Owned by Integrated Nautical Resort Sdn Bhd (INR), the resort is a joint venture between Rajawali Group and the Government of Malaysia’s Ministry of Finance. The opening marks the brand’s 37th address and the first ever St. Regis in Malaysia.


Following the recent opening of The St. Regis Dubai, the brand is poised to continue its growth momentum this year with grand openings in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; the Maldives; Changsha, China and Cairo, Egypt.

“The St. Regis brand remains laser-focused on increasing its presence in destinations where travelers from around the globe are seeking bespoke guest experiences, and we are thrilled to expand our portfolio in Southeast Asia with an extraordinary brand debut in Malaysia – one of the most dynamic countries in the world,” said Jim Petrus, Global Brand Leader, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. “The St. Regis Langkawi is set to redefine luxury hospitality on the island, from the resort’s lush, secluded location, to the iconic St. Regis Butler Service which provides guests with beyond expectation experiences.”

“The St. Regis Langkawi will be the first luxury resort to open within the last decade in Langkawi and there is an opportunity to further strengthen a market of well-heeled travelers that will appreciate the renowned brand’s tailor-made services and programs. We look forward to a long-term collaboration with Starwood Hotels & Resorts”, says Mr. Erhard Hotter, Senior Vice President Hotel Operations, Rajawali Group.