15 Reasons to stay at St. Regis Langkawi
St. Regis Langkawi is the newly opened six-stars luxury hotel in Langkawi Island Malaysia. The hotel is owned by Integrated Nautical Resort Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between Rajawali Group and the Ministry of Finance Malaysia. The brainchild and owner of St. Regis Langkawi is Indonesian Tan Sri Peter Sodakh, Chairman of Rajawali Group who brings the St. Regis brand into Langkawi and Malaysia.
1. The first St. Regis in Malaysia
The St. Regis Langkawi is the first St. Regis hotel in Malaysia. The grand opening of St. Regis Langkawi will be on 29th May 2016 and it will be officiated by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Malaysia (Royal Highness of Malaysia) Tuanku Abdul Halim and the prime minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak. It will be grand event with many VIPs are expected to attend to Malaysia’s first St. Regis Hotel. The St. Regis Hotel in Kuala Lumpur is the 2nd St. Regis Hotel in Malaysia. Staying at the first St. Regis hotel in Malaysia is a bragging right.
2. The ‘Rainforest meets Riviera’ Experience
The ‘Rainforest meets Riviera’ Experience is real. The moment you reach the entrance of the lobby, you will be greeted by the smiley St. Regis butlers and also the misty rainforest jungle-alike entrance.
At first, we thought it was drizzling but it is the mist intentionally created to impress. Get your smartphones and cameras ready for some real selfies here and this mark your presence at St. Regis Langkawi. Don’t forget to Instagram!
3.The St. Regis Butlers
The St. Regis famous English style butlers are there to serve you. They are well trained and you will be pampered by them. We know it is hard to believe to have such hospitality in Malaysia but you have experience it to believe it.
There are nine different types of suites and not rooms. St. Regis Langkawi is six-star luxury hotel and they offer only suites. There are 85 suites in St. Regis Langkawi and each and every single suite is created with space, luxury, comfort and details. The tiles in the bathroom to the texture of the walls, almost everything is custom made to provide guest the total luxurious experience.
5. The Custom Made Chandeliers
We are not huge fan of chandeliers but there are hundreds of stunning chandeliers at The St. Regis Langkawi that will catch your attention. At the entrance of the main lobby to restaurants and suites, the custom made chandeliers are definitely highlight of St. Regis Langkawi. They are built to impress and the details are amazing.
6. The Paintings by Local Artists
Another highlight of St. Regis Langkawi is their paintings. There are over 500 paintings created by popular local artists showcasing the life and locations in Langkawi all over the hotel. You can find the big art pieces in the lobby area and in the restaurants and the smaller ones along the corridor and also the suites.
Created by Caroline Astor, the St. Regis Afternoon Tea Ritual is a three-tier afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, scones and small bites. Priced at RM 135 nett and good for two persons, it comes with two drinks with option of coffee and tea. It is unbelievably cheap and we hope they won’t increase their price after they read this. The food? Well, the portion is good for two and you can have it in any of the five restaurants. You can also upgrade the drinks to bubbly champagne for a small price. Having it at the Drawing Room is quiet and relaxing with the soft music played in background. This is one afternoon ritual that you won’t forget.
8. The Lang Mary Cocktail
Each and every single St. Regis Hotels in the world comes with its own version of Bloody Mary. In St. Regis Langkawi, it is called the Lang Mary Cocktail. Lang means ‘eagle’ in Malay. You can order Lang Mary Cocktail in any of the five restaurants in St. Regis Langkawi. How is the taste? The taste is rich and hints of spiciness and it is priced at RM 85 nett.
9. The Iridium Spa
Get yourself pampered at The Iridium Spa in St. Regis Langkawi. There are various types of services included such as massage therapies, natural botanical baths and many others.
The Iridium Spa is built to impress with cascading indoor fountain and also the eye opening diamond chandelier at the entrance.
There are private suites, individual and couple treatment rooms to suit your needs and your privacy. The staffs here are professionally trained to provide the best spa experience for you. Remember to book in advance for your pampering spa experience.
10. The Swimming Pool
There suites that comes with private pools while some offers the view of the Andaman Sea. The swimming pool is located next to the beach and it is not just ‘another swimming pool’.
It is an infinity pool with the jacuzzi pool. The design of the pool is unique as it offers two sides of infinity pool with view of the hotel or the sea.
You can find the biggest gold durian sculpture at the pool along with a flock of eagles sculptures. There are also other beautiful sculptures near the pool that will amazed you.
11. The Magnificent Gazebo
Next to the swimming pool and the swimming pool, there is one magnificent gazebo that will captured your attention. The gazebo comes with beautiful blue lanterns and this is ideal for wedding ceremonies. Even not for wedding purpose, the gazebo is still a great place for photography. This is built to impress for sure.
This is the perfect place for pre-wedding photography as well as wedding destinations. Hence, this will be a dream wedding location for many couples in the near future.
12. The KayuPuti Restaurant
The reason you visit KayuPuti Restaurant is not just about their food but it is their visionary overwater dining concept. KayuPuti means ‘white wood’ in Malay and Indonesian and it translate to the colour and design of the restaurant.
KayuPuti is one of the most beautiful restaurants we visited. The restaurant comes with 60 grand teak columns with open kitchen concept. At the entrance you will be greeted by the antique French door, brought over from the Dutch Embassy in Yangon. The other antiques in the restaurant will also impressed you.
KayuPuti is designed by architect Bill Bensley and almost every corner in this restaurant is detailed to perfection. You will be blessed with the breath taking view of the Andaman Sea and this is one of the most romantic places in Malaysia to dine. Need a place for proposal? KayuPuti is definitely top of the list.
Kayuputi also offers a children’s menu featuring dishes favored by younger palates, such as tangy orange cheesecake and banana marshmallow skewers. Children under the age of 4 dine for free while children ages 4 to 12 enjoy a 50% reduced rate on regular menu prices.
13. The Best Sunset View in Langkawi
Where is the best sunset view in Langkawi? St. Regis Langkawi for sure without a doubt. Grab a drink and chilled at the over-water hammocks at the Sunset Deck in KayuPuti Restaurant and prepared for the spectacular sunset view. You can also enjoy the view at the hotel’s private beach or in your sea-view suites.
The sun sets on the southeast tip of the island and you can spot the Pulau Dayang Bunting (island) in the background. This adds more identity rather than the plain sunset on top of the sea.
14. The Bentley Ride
The perk of staying in St. Regis is you can book for your Bentley experience. Upon request, St. Regis offer complimentary transfers to and from Langkawi International Airport. You can also request for local transfers at a fee with a maximum of four guests.
Reservations should be made 24 hours in advance by contacting the Concierge. Please note that smoking is not permitted.
15. The St. Regis Private Lounge in Langkawi International Airport
The biggest surprise of staying in St. Regis Langkawi is there is a special St. Regis private lounge in Langkawi International Airport. The lounge is only for guests with food and refreshments served. This is the place you can hang out while you waiting for your flight. This is the added value for staying in St. Regis Langkawi.
St. Regis Langkawi Address:
Jalan Pantai Beringin Langkawi, 07000 Malaysia
Phone: (60)(4) 960 6666