Legacy is Future
Modern sophistication and rich heritage decorate every St. Regis address. Timeless traditions such as afternoon tea and champagne sabering are brought to life with elegance and dedication to preserving the prominence and legacy of the Astor family.
From the moment John Jacob Astor IV opened the doors of his Beaux-Arts masterpiece on New York’s Fifth Avenue, St. Regis has stood as a symbol of uncompromising elegance and bespoke service. Today this timeless blend of innovation and tradition has developed into an unrivaled portfolio of hotels and resorts that inspire today’s global traveler at the best destinations around the world.
The Story of St. Regis
The story of St. Regis begins during New York’s Gilded Age – the coming of age for America’s new aristocracy, its culture and the nation’s fortunes. In a time of unimaginable innovation and unfathomable wealth, a select group of affluent families thrived as leaders – the Astors most notable among them. Visionary, tenacious and the undisputed Grande Dame of American high society during this time period, Caroline
Astor created the first true expression of New York society. She hand selected those with whom she associated – known as “the 400” – and this new experience of exclusivity made even the wealthiest and most well-known wish to be included in her inner circle.
Building on the Astor family legacy, Caroline’s son John Jacob Astor IV was inspired by innovations of the time and created a new style of grandeur. A blend of American ingenuity and the traditions of European hospitality, Astor’s vision was to create “the finest hotel in the world,” a hotel now known as The St. Regis New York.
Since its inception more than a century ago, St. Regis has experienced unparalleled growth, expanding its portfolio with hotels and resorts in such coveted locations as Abu Dhabi, Bali, London, Rome, San Francisco and Singapore.
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