St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort 三亞亞龍灣瑞吉度假酒店

Crystal-clear water, white sand beaches and lush green mountains form the back-drop for the elegantly styled architecture of the St. Regis Resort Hotel on Yalong Bay, Sanya. The resort’s location on a wetland sanctuary and tropical mangrove offers unique opportunities to guests for slow, relaxing cruises out into the marina or sun-filled excursions out to sea. The marina allows resort guests to approach by boat as well, to the property’s private docks.

The hotel’s interiors celebrate the sea, sand, marina and nautical elements in a casual, sophisticated and elegant environment. The impressive Porte Cochere and Main Lobby with their clean-lined voluminous spaces are appointed with yacht-like wood finishes, sand-colored exotic stones, and furnishings upholstered in fabrics found on luxurious ocean liners. Attention to detailing in finely finished woodwork and polished metal works contrasts with rough cut stone work to create an interesting juxtaposition that is both luxurious and relaxing and set the tone for signature St Regis moments . Touches of bespoke detailing make guests feel both at home and pampered. Throughout the public spaces, guestrooms and villas, timeless color palettes-creamy neutral textures, with supporting contrasting rich raw silks and tonal damasks- offer simple, elegant environments reminiscent to those found in a finely appointed clubhouse, yacht, or trans-ocean ships of the past. The stately Grand Ballroom with fabric-wrapped drum shade pendants evoking sail details, lacquered wood and polished stone will definitely suit the functions of the “Who’s Who” in the yachting community.

Guestrooms and villas themselves offer a sophisticated and refined, yet relaxing “guest quarters by the sea” environment that will meet the discerning expectations of the St. Regis guests. Within the perfect marriage of things past and present, guests will be pampered with personal service while at the same time remain connected to the world through discreet technology within the relaxed privacy of their own room.

Generous in volume and space, the property exudes a luxurious resort-feel. The open-air environment reflects its natural indigenous surroundings while maintaining the highest standards of luxury and sophistication. The interior design responds to the architecture of the building which ties interior spaces to the exterior, creating a sense of seamless flow throughout. The undulating roofline seen by guest as they approach by land or sea is echoed in the ceilings and structures of the main lobby and sets the tone for a dramatic arrival experience second to none.

The Drawing Room

Within the hotel lobby, The Drawing Room offers a selection of open- air venues for guests at all times of the day. This grand living room space within the clubhouse provides comfortable opportunities to sit, read and relax alone or to partake in an offering from the many selections at the Tea Bar. Residential  groupings of lounge chairs offer private moments that  frame the view of the sea beyond and lead guests out onto the terrace. Overhead, large-scale wooden ceiling fans turn slowly and evoke a feeling of casual elegance and entice guests to stay and enjoy an ice tea or signature bloody mary. The bar in the Drawing Room becomes an active place to see and be seen in the evenings. The bar itself is a jewel fitted in lacquered wood with inlays of mother of pearl accenting its nautical surroundings.

 

Social

The all day dining restaurant features a casual, residential open kitchen concept. Rustic wooden tables display delicious hot dishes as well as fresh iced sides. Painted built-in cabinetry evokes the feeling of the warm patina of many years of culinary delites having been prepared for the discerning St. Regis guest’s palette.  Residential-styled display kitchen, reach-in refrigerators, and collections of china and cookbooks create a relaxed comfortable environment with a sense of sophistication. The active sun-lit space spills out onto an outdoor terrace that accommodates al fresco dining with a view of the pool and sea beyond. In the evening, softly lit waterfalls cascade into serene pools surrounding guests dining by candle-light seated in elegant teak chairs.

Decanter

This social, intimate wine cellar  envelopes guests in a rustic, cluster of grotto-like environments that are lined with wine storage racks and glass displays. Super-scale tailored wing back chair groupings allow guests some privacy, while at the same time being in the spot-light. Sommeliers can escort guests into private tasting rooms for more personal service. Ornate glass pendant fixtures set into a brick-lined vaulted ceiling softly illuminate a communal tasting table and embossed leather club chair groupings. A diffused glass window wall allows the warm colors of the sunset to enter the space and set the tone for another memorable evening.

Ming Xuan

An elegant and casual Chinese restaurant with a fresh contemporary feel. Laquered woodwork on column cladding and vertical pillars that recess into the ceiling, pendant lights with square linen shades and bronze detailing, a crisp sandstone floor all share in telling the nautical story of this space which overlooks the marina. Elegant chairs upholstered in a range of citrus colored textured fabrics reflect the local flora and fauna. Stately private dining rooms with views out to the marina provide the ambiance and service worthy of the St. Regis guest.

Driftwood

This distinct and secluded restaurant is made up of a small enclave of pavillions –The Bar, The Restaurant, and The Private Dining Room-each connected by covered walkways and outdoor terraces. The warm and rustic interior environments are reminiscent of a home in a European seaside village. Painted plaster walls, wide wood plank flooring and white-washed beamed ceilings provide a quaint and familiar surround for this active beachfront bar and restaurant. Oysters displayed in tiered silver trays top the bar and encourage guests to stay and enjoy a champagne. The fresh seafood display and open kitchen in the restaurant provide “the stage” for the active selection and preparation process put on by the chefs and servers. An casual collection of painted chairs, iron light fittings and stone tabletops all provide the homey comfort for informal daytime dining as well as a casual elegant dinner.

 

Guestroom and Villas

As the discerning St. Regis guest steps down the corridor preparing for his guestroom experience, their senses are evoked by subtle sea faring details that allow them to feel as if journeying through a luxurious ocean liner.

Fixtures that pay homage to maritime lanterns cast light that dances across the finely finished woven woodwork detail that warms the corridor while adding further depth to the two tone flooring of light stone and rich wood.

Upon entering the 65sq meter guestroom, generous in volume and space, they are greeted by a collection of fine furnishings and sophisticated artifacts evoking his sense of worldly travel. Rich, high gloss finishes, polished metal and yacht-like detailing supported by the use of natural materials reflect the region’s unique local surroundings, providing a sense of place.

Hand-tufted, shell-inspired carpet leads the guest towards the place he will rest after a long day of exploration, discovery and bespoke service. The bed is framed by a beautiful headboard consisting of hand woven silk- a luxurious back-drop- to a casually elegant guest suite.  Creamy neutral textured fabrics are contrasted by local raw silks and softly colored and patterned accents add dimension to the room.

Views of the sea, marina and surrounding mangroves and pools set the mood as  guests settle into his sanctuary of relaxation. Elements of nautical whimsy such as yacht cleats for hanging clothing to be pressed inside the wood finished butler pass-through add character while the guest’s every expectation is exceeded in true St. Regis fashion.

This guestroom truly defines ‘relaxed luxury’ for the guest as they enter the bathroom to be greeted by a spa-like experience. The “woven” stone tiles can be found throughout supported by onyx vanity tops and Macore wood, also local to the region. A generously sized shower provides stunning views and is fitted out with a state of the art floor drain that supports the clean line design of the guestroom. The guest can take in the scent of the hand placed botanicals while relaxing in his contemporary soaking tub with views out to his private terrace and sea.

The St. Regis guest’s busy lifestyle is taken into consideration with the design and layout of the room as state of the art technology is readily – yet discreetly available to him, designed in a sleek and sophisticated manner. He will feel as comfortable enjoying an exquisite in-room meal as he would working on his laptop on seating designed with his multi-faceted needs in mind.

 

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