A sneak peek for an ideal Holiday destination:
- Checking in on your flight to and from your travel destination
- Checking in your accommodation at your destination
- Grabbing a copy of the city map as well as transportation route map
- Securing your personal belongings and preparing your photography equipment
- Opening up your mind and be prepared for any unexpected or ad hoc situations
Asian demand destinations, from Bali and Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, are attracting Gulf residents in search of luxury Eid Al Adha holidays. We present to you a range of top hotspots from St.Regis group from the region.
The St.Regis Saga
St. Regis Hotels in Key Southeast Asian destinations draw Arab holidaymakers with timeless traditions in the classic St. Regis style.
Gulf-based guests’ demands are discerning, says Fay-Linn Yeoh, Director at St. Regis Hotels and Resorts – Asia Pacific, with personalized service and luxurious accommodation only the beginning of the guest experience. Enjoying excellent non-stop air connectivity from key GCC flag carriers, Southeast Asian destinations offer guests a wide variety of Halal food options of the very highest standard, as well as family-friendly entertainment.
But it is the warm familiarity of the St. Regis ‘rituals’ that bring guests back again and again, among them the Afternoon Tea, the elegant Midnight Supper events, and Sunset Mocktail. Perhaps the most enduring legacy of the St. Regis brand is its signature butler service, complimentary for all guests, irrespective of room specification.
St. Regis – “Trained in the British tradition, the butlers provide ever-present, yet unobtrusive service while anticipating guest needs and customizing each guest’s stay according to their specific tastes and preferences. From a perfectly pressed suit to a favourite book at hand, no request is too small or unattainable.”
St. Regis butler service is discreet, personalized attention that offers signature packing, unpacking, and pressing; and it affords the rarest of all luxuries – time.
Malaysia among top Southeast Asian destinations for GCC Travelers
Malaysia holds sway as one of the most popular Southeast Asian destinations for Middle East travellers.
The brand’s first Malaysian location, The St. Regis Langkawi, was opened on the idyllic Langkawi islands, as is the first new luxury resort to open its doors in the past decade in the renowned archipelago, the first UNESCO Geopark in South East Asia. Its second location, The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur, is a destination of choice for both leisure and business. The property is located in KL Sentral, one of the city’s most prestigious neighbourhoods, and is adjacent to the city’s largest park – the Lake Gardens – and heritage landmarks.
Bali is renowned for its warm and genuine hospitality options
The variety of natural wealth and beauty, culture and world-class tourist facilities that the Indonesian tourism industry offers to holidaymakers have become special attractions for Gulf travellers.
Located on the beachfront at the secluded enclave of Nusa Dua, The St. Regis Bali Resort is the captivating dream of a mythic tropical paradise: lush gardens, inviting pools, a private beach and a swimmable lagoon of clear blue saltwater, with water activities ranging from snorkelling to kite surfing – or simply strolling along the soft white sand on a seductive starlit night, the waves gently lapping against the shore.
Bangkok an all-time popular hot spot
Backed by successful government initiatives, Thailand now strongly caters to Muslim travellers, providing them with prayer facilities at the airport, Arabic speaking staff and halal food options at Muslim-friendly hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions throughout the country.
The most prestigious address in Thailand’s capital, The St. Regis Bangkok, is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year and is proving special room packages to include – the ‘Royal Five Year Anniversary’ and the ‘Five Year Anniversary’ package, complemented by signature St. Regis rituals and traditions.
Singapore a hub for both business and leisure travel
Singapore is the world’s only island city-state that has flourished into a global commerce, finance, and transport hub. Over the past few years, the city has attracted a strong influx of tourists coming from the wealthy Gulf States, thanks to its world-class shopping variety and ultramodern cityscape.
Situated at the heart of the city’s premier shopping district, with the world-class shopping of Orchard Road and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Singapore Botanic Gardens, The St. Regis Singapore is the ideal residence for the discerning luxury traveller, offering the highest expression of personalization, refined elegance. and uncompromised guest experiences.
To sum it up:
Being in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything excites a greater sense of childlike wonder. That’s what defines a good travel destination.