With 32 brands, it’s no wonder that some of Marriott Bonvoy’s participating hotels get lost in the mix. Not so with St. Regis, though. The storied hotel chain dates to 1904, when Gilded Age business magnate John Jacob Astor IV opened the first outpost in New York City.
Since then, St. Regis has become one of the most recognizable names in luxury hospitality, with nearly 60 properties in over 20 countries. Its hallmarks include opulent accommodations, magnificent spas, celebrity chef-helmed restaurants, unique bloody mary variations (the cocktail is said to have been perfected by barman Fernand Petio at the St. Regis New York’s King Cole Bar) and signature butler service to attend to guests’ every need.
Although the brand’s overall footprint remains relatively small compared to some of Marriott’s other labels, luxury lovers should find a St. Regis to suit every occasion thanks to its diverse roster of business-friendly city locations, glamorous ski resorts, low-key tropical hideaways and art-filled redoubts in cultural centers.
Here are the 18 best St. Regis hotels around the world and what makes each so special.
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
Vommuli Island, Maldives
Turquoise waters, teeming reefs, impeccable service, tastefully appointed villas, a white-sand beach and one of the best spas in Asia make the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort a favorite among TPG staffers. With 44 overwater and 33 beach villas, guests here will never feel crowded out, despite its popularity.
Accommodations range from jungly garden villas with private pools all the way up to the three-bedroom overwater John Jacob Astor Estate villa. There are also both sunrise and sunset overwater villas, and the ones here do not disappoint, with separate living rooms upholstered in a variety of sea-toned blues and sand-hued beiges, along with set-apart bedrooms looking out to sea. Light-filled bathrooms with lagoon vistas feature egg-shaped deep-soaking tubs for relaxing soaks after a day in the sun. Villas also tempt guests with expansive outdoor decks with sitting areas and infinity pools for private lounging.
Guests won’t go hungry (or get bored) thanks to six distinct dining outlets, including Alba, which serves a lavish breakfast spread along with contemporary Italian fare for lunch and dinner, dinner menus of sushi and pan-Asian cuisine at sultry Orientale and modern Kaiseki-style Japanese cuisine at T-Pan paired with Dassai sakes. The most unique outlet, however, might be The Whale Bar, the resort’s overwater lounge, where the sunset views are rivaled only by the hotel’s special take on the bloody mary with savory kala namak salt.
Although you could certainly spend your days sunning by the infinity or children’s pools or on the beach, active guests can take advantage of a fully-stocked fitness center complete with a dynamic training system or while away the day with Ayurvedic body treatments, dips in the hydrotherapy pools and Natura Bissé facials at the dramatically designed overwater Iridium Spa.
Rates at the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort start at $1,330 or 88,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
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The St. Regis Venice
Perched along the waters of Venice’s Grand Canal — with views worthy of a Victorian heiress’ grand tour — and just a short stroll from central San Marco, the St. Regis Venice became one of the city’s most exquisite alberghi after its transformation from a Westin back in 2019.
Its accommodations include not just 130 rooms but also 39 suites, some of which have private terraces for watching vaporetti buzz by and enjoying the strains of gondoliers as they serenade tourists. The aesthetic leans into Old World splendor, with pastels reminiscent of an Adriatic sunrise, plush carpeting, velvet-upholstered furnishings, marble bathrooms and Murano glass accents … as well as 55-inch LCD televisions for keeping up on current events.
Guests can dine right along the waterway (or tucked just inside, away from prying eyes) at the all-day Gio’s Restaurant and Terrace, where menus focus on Venetian and general Italian cuisine, including grilled octopus with tomatoes, capers and taggiasche olives. There is, of course, a St. Regis bar for classic cocktails, including the signature bloody mary or a refreshing spritz, but duck into the cozy, art deco-styled Art Bar for more inventive imbibes inspired by famous artists, including a foamy, mezcal-infused Banksy.
After a day standing in line to tour St. Mark’s or visiting the Doge’s Palace, a quick fitness session in the hotel’s small gym, with weights, strength equipment and cardio machines might be just the thing to perk you back up. Or you could opt for a relaxing treatment in one of the spa suites instead.
Rates at the St. Regis Venice start at $967 or 75,200 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
The St. Regis Bangkok
Best for: Business travelers who want a luxurious stay in Bangkok’s Siam Find district.
Why stay here: With a Michelin-starred restaurant, a Clinique La Prairie medical spa and a striking 15th-floor pool deck with sweeping city views, this St. Regis is one of the most elite hotels in Bangkok.
If business brings you to the Thai capital, it’s hard to beat the St. Regis Bangkok’s central location in Pathum Wan. Although you won’t be watching long-tail boats ply the waters of the Chao Phraya River from your room, you will have easy access to the Skytrain, some of the city’s best malls and the open spaces of Lumpini Park.
The hotel is home to 176 rooms and 52 suites with panoramic park and skyline views through floor-to-ceiling windows. They are decorated with a mix of traditional and contemporary Thai touches, including polished wooden furnishings, oversize beds with colorful silk accent pillows and runners, and large wall-mounted flat-screen televisions. In the expansive marble bathrooms, guests will find deep soaking tubs, separate walk-in showers and brand-standard Remède Spa bath products.
The hotel’s flagship restaurant, IGNIV, recently earned its first Michelin star under the aegis of chef David Hartwig and his innovative seasonal tasting menus, making it an excellent spot for celebratory dinners. Viu serves an abundant breakfast buffet in the morning and international fare throughout the rest of the day, while St. Regis Bar is a convivial, light-filled redoubt for afternoon tea or one of those famous bloody marys (the one here incorporates lemon, coriander, chili, wasabi and lemongrass among other ingredients). For Japanese fine dining, including miso-marinated black cod and roasted lobster with garlic, shiso and ponzu, make a lunch or dinner reservation at tree-filled Zuma. There’s also a bar serving light dishes by the outdoor pool.
For true relaxation, though, book a personally tailored detoxifying treatment at the hotel’s tranquil Clinique La Prairie Spa.
Rates at the St. Regis Bangkok start at $245 or 33,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
The St. Regis New York
Midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
The original outpost of this venerated brand, the St. Regis New York opened its doors to guests on the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 55th Street way back in 1904 and has been setting the bar for luxury ever since thanks to its regally appointed rooms and now-famous butler service, which founder John Jacob Astor IV considered essential to creating “the finest hotel in the world,” as he styled it.
These days, guests can still expect classically decorated rooms (starting at a spacious 430 square feet, no less) with beds theatrically half-canopied with sapphire- or ruby-toned fabric, gilt crystal chandeliers, Louis XV-inspired furnishings and all-marble bathrooms, but also contemporary creature comforts like high-speed Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs (including some embedded in the vanity mirrors). There are also a handful of so-called “Designer Suites.” No matter which accommodation you book, however, you can count on butler service for sundries like morning coffee or tea, garment pressing and help with reservations or deliveries.
No visit to this grande dame would be complete without a cocktail and some light bites at King Cole Bar with its instantly recognizable Maxfield Parrish mural. But make time, too, for a leisurely breakfast or a meal of Americana classics like New England lobster roll or Cedar River Farm petit filet mignon with all the fixings underneath a blue-sky fresco at Astor Court.
The hotel has a small but serviceable gym with a Peloton bike, and can also host private sabrage classes so you can learn how to saber open a Champagne bottle (a brand hallmark) for a bit of effervescent fun.
Rates at the St. Regis New York start at $789 or 84,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
The St. Regis Langkawi
Best for: Classic luxury in a lush jungle setting.
Why stay here: For a more affordable alternative to the island escapes of Thailand or Indonesia, this Langkawi resort has a beautiful stretch of beach, a multilevel pool deck and suites with sea views (and, in some cases, private plunge pools and beach access).
Although popular with European and Asian visitors, Malaysia’s tropical island paradise of Langkawi is still relatively undiscovered by U.S. travelers, which means you might feel like you have the St. Regis Langkawi all to yourself.
And no wonder since there are just 85 rooms and four overwater villas in total, starting at over 500 square feet, all with sea or rainforest views and expansive outdoor patios and decks. Hence the inspiration behind the ocean-themed decor including aquamarine and cerulean blue accent fabrics, upholstered headboards with coral-like patterning and intricate carved wooden screens and railings alluding to traditional Malaysian crafts. Marble-tiled bathrooms feature dual vanities, separate walk-in showers and inviting bathtubs.
Guests can venture off-campus to explore the surrounding 99-island UNESCO-listed archipelago or visit nearby the nearby town of Kuah’s night market. There are also two pools, one for families with children and another with an infinity edge overlooking a quiet bay and nearby islands. The on-site athletic club is packed with Technogym fitness equipment, though if wellness is top of mind, book a specialty experience at the hotel’s Iridium Spa, such as the “After Sun Soother” body treatment designed to heal and moisturize the skin with traditional ingredients like green tea, chamomile and water lily.
Enjoy a vast menu of dishes throughout the day and evening at the hotel’s main international restaurant, L’Orangerie; tuck into light fare at the beachfront Pantai Grill; or enjoy Asian-fusion tapas at the dramatically lit Kayuputi restaurant before a tasting at the wine bar, Decanter, or nightcaps set to live jazz at the sophisticated St. Regis Bar.
Rates at the St. Regis Langkawi start at $328 or 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
The St. Regis Deer Valley
Deer Valley, Utah, USA
Best for: Those seeking a deluxe on-mountain stay at a world-class resort.
Why stay here: The St. Regis Deer Valley has it all. It’s located right on the mountain (though on an actual run and not at the ski school base), has an Elemis spa, restaurants, a ski shop and a valet, not to mention free nightly Champagne sabering, s’mores and hot chocolate to warm you up and celebrate another great day on the slopes.
The St. Regis Deer Valley consistently ranks as one of TPG’s favorite ski hotels thanks to a few standout features. Of course, there’s the evening Champagne sabering and complimentary s’mores to keep both adults and kids entertained, respectively, plus a sumptuous complimentary breakfast in store for Marriott Platinum elites and above.
However, it’s the glorious mountain surroundings and the contemporary Alpine-chic decor in the accommodations — think blond-wood accents, crisp white linens, autumnal art and the occasional fireplace where you can curl up while waiting for your butler to deliver a tray of tea and cookies — that keeps us coming back for more.
The main draw here is the winter season, where powdery paths beckon skiers from near and far. However, there’s also plenty to do come summer (or inclement weather), including an immersive Topgolf Swing Suite to practice your golf game, a fitness center to test your endurance at altitude, a curviform outdoor pool along with two whirlpools to relax in the sun and, for those seeking a truly leisurely mountain getaway, the St. Regis Spa, where body rituals such as the 80-minute performance massage are meant to keep you operating at your peak among the peaks.
Rime from Chef Mathew Harris serves traditional American dishes all day long in rustic-trendy surroundings, while Brasserie 7452, a nod to the elevation, proffers sophisticated French fare. La Stellina is the place for hearty Italian dinners, and there’s always the happening St. Regis Bar for cocktails and light bites at high tables or on the vista-rific Mountain Terrace.
Rates at the St. Regis Deer Valley start at $391 or 70,400 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
This idyllic island getaway is one of TPG’s oft-cited top Marriott Bonvoy points redemptions because of its unparalleled location along Bora Bora’s famous lagoon, the friendly, familiar service, and the gracious guest accommodations, many of which perch right over the water.
The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort offers guests the opportunity to snorkel the surrounding reefs, fish for their dinner on all-day boating excursions, and enjoy plenty of other activities both on land and in the water.
There’s a 24-hour Technogym-equipped fitness center, a lively main pool for families and a quieter “Oasis” pool for adults, not to mention the so-called “Private Lagoonarium” for guests to snorkel and interact with the resident fish, plus plenty of complimentary non-motorized water sports.
Even if all that sounds relaxing, you should still book a South Pacific-inspired treatment at the resort’s Iridium Spa, such as a massage utilizing oil from a locally grown type of basil called miri, and a traditional Polynesian body scrub that incorporates Tahitian volcanic black sand.
Guests can start the day alfresco with breakfast at Te Pahu, then enjoy light lunch options at Aparima Bar between the pool and the beach. The terrace at 727 Bar, with views of iconic Mount Otemanu across the water, is the place to gather for sunset cocktails. Dinner options include Bamboo for Asian dishes, including sushi; Farniente Ristorante for classic Italian dishes; or Lagoon, whose gourmet contemporary French-Polynesian menus were created by celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
Rates at the St. Regis Bora Bora start at $800 or 88,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
The St. Regis Hong Kong
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Best for: A striking, almost sanctuary-like retreat in bustling Hong Kong.
Why stay here: For travelers who want to be in Wan Chai, near the convention center, this André Fu-designed edifice is an impressive introduction to Hong Kong, complete with a Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant helmed by chef Hung Chi-Kwong.
Even the most ardent Marriott Bonvoy loyalists might not have had the chance to check out the St. Regis Hong Kong yet due to the fact that it opened in 2019, not long before the pandemic. But if you haven’t gotten there yet, what are you waiting for?
In Hong Kong’s central Wan Chai district near the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, this hotel is perfectly located for both business and leisure travelers with eye-catching interior decor by designer André Fu (whose other notable projects include the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok and Singapore’s Fullerton Bay Hotel) meant to evoke a “curated mansion.” That look includes ceiling-high contemporary Asian screens, marble floors polished to a gleam and murals and other accent art evocative of a classical Chinese garden in full bloom.
In a metropolis where space is at a premium, guest rooms start at a massive 538 square feet and have cozy sitting areas framed by panoramic windows and beds with the brand’s signature pillowtop mattresses dressed in white linens with colorful throws, as well as geometrically patterned carpets and dramatic lantern-inspired hanging light fixtures. The bathrooms are clad in deep-veined marble with dual vanities, enclosed water closets, walk-in showers and separate tubs.
The hotel has a relatively large fitness center with Technogym cardio and weight equipment and — a rarity for Hong Kong — an outdoor lap pool with loungers. After a day hustling about the city, the serene seventh-floor spa is the space to retreat for a treatment like a customized facial using 001 Skincare London products.
Although Hong Kong has no shortage of award-winning restaurants, it’s worth sticking around the St. Regis for the Michelin two-star French fine dining at chef Olivier Elzer’s L’Envol (the Hokkaido sea urchin served over prawns and fennel is a specialty); or a lavish Cantonese banquet at chef Hung Chi-Kwong’s likewise Michelin two-starred Rùn. Guests can also drop by the Drawing Room for afternoon tea and light bites or the St. Regis Bar for cocktails inspired by both New York Subway and the Hong Kong tramline (along with a fabulous mural of the city), such as the Bremer’s Tea with kalamansi and oolong tea plus a nip of dry gin and Mancino Bianco Ambrato vermouth, among other ingredients.
Rates at the St. Regis Hong Kong start at $585 or 77,500 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
The St. Regis Cairo
Best for: Travelers who want to experience one of the most storied luxury brands at a budget price — whether you’re paying in cash or points.
Why stay here: You can’t beat the Nile River views or striking namesake bar and water garden, which serves an unmistakably Egyptian take on the Bloody Mary.
After years of anticipation, St. Regis Cairo opened in July 2020, becoming Egypt’s first outpost of the celebrated brand. One of the label’s larger incarnations, the hotel’s 233 rooms, 50 suites and 79 residences occupy a gleaming 36-story tower in the tony Nile Corniche district.
With nods to the riverine surrounds, rooms have decorative paneling painted with papyrus motifs, geometrically patterned carpets and lamps reminiscent of the tiling of nearby mosques and large windows for views of Old Cairo and the waters of the Nile. They start at a spacious 495 square feet, some of which real estate is taken up by palatial bathrooms with marble and travertine tiling, souk-style sconce lamps, walk-in showers and separate tubs with mosaic backsplashes.
Your butler or the hotel concierges can arrange for any number of outings in and around the ancient city, but if you want to stay in-house, you can take advantage of both indoor and outdoor pools, including a kids pool, the large Technogym-equipped fitness center, or by booking a salubrious spa day and enjoying one of the signature pharaonic rituals like the soothing “Hatchepsut Flower Bath” followed by a beautifying body scrub.
You won’t go hungry, either, with options like the all-day Italian La Zisa, juicy cuts of grilled meats at the J&G Steakhouse, or Singaporean treats at Tianma. Those lounging poolside can enjoy a light meal with city and river views at Sirocco, but come evening, it’s time for a cocktail at the spectacular riverside St. Regis Bar.
Rates at the St. Regis Cairo start at $293 or 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
Bal Harbour, Miami, Florida, USA
In Miami’s posh Bal Harbour enclave, the St. Regis Bal Harbour opened in 2012 as one of the city’s most rarefied redoubts — just the spot to avoid the hard-partying crowds of South Beach while still enjoying the famous Florida sunshine and warm Atlantic waters.
All rooms and suites have beach and ocean views from their spacious balconies, which are furnished with loungers and casual chairs and tables. They start at a whopping 650 square feet. The decor is understated beach art deco, a nod to nearby South Beach’s architectural gems, with curvaceous chairs and desks and stunning mirrored metallic headboards setting the plush beds off to advantage. Enormous travertine bathrooms contain elegant vanities, oversize bathtubs and separate walk-in showers.
Most guests gravitate toward the enormous, family-friendly resort pool, which is lined by blue-cushioned lounge chairs and shaded by tropical palms. However, those looking for a kid-free oasis can decamp to the adults-only tranquility pool. There’s also an enormous athletic club with cardio and strength-training equipment aplenty. But for a more relaxed experience, the Iridium Spa here proffers everything from internationally-inspired treatments, including an aromatic oil Abhyanga massage to rebalance the chakra and an indulgent 24-karat gold wrap to rehydrate the skin and leave it luminous.
After all that wellness, it’s time for a well-deserved glass of sabered Champagne (or a cocktail of your choice) at the sultry St. Regis Bar, but you might opt for a more casual evening at the BH Burger Bar with its upscale American classics. The lobby lounge, La Gourmandise, offers French bites during the day, but you should also plan to stop by Atlantikós, the hotel’s signature Mediterranean restaurant, for a drool-worthy seafood tower or a perfectly grilled branzino with castelvetrano olive puree and shaved fennel in a setting that will make you feel like you’ve jetted off to Santorini.
Rates at the St. Regis Bal Harbour start at $783 or 76,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
The St. Regis Istanbul
Best for: Travelers who want to stay in the upscale Nisantasi neighborhood, with its distinctly Art Nouveau aesthetic and spate of boutique shops.
Why stay here: Guests at The St. Regis Istanbul will have access to the property’s private Turkish baths, a terrace bar with panoramic Bosphorus views and the brand’s signature butler service.
In the upscale shopping and residential area of Nisantasi and across from Macka Demokrasi Park, the St. Regis Istanbul is one of the city’s best addresses and one of the best hotels in Turkey.
Although it’s been a few years since the hotel’s last renovation, the 300-plus rooms and suites still look fresh and eye-catching with a kind of contempo-art deco mashup of jewel-toned textiles, elegant recessed lighting, curved lines, chrome accents, bathrooms tiled in dramatically striated Marmara marble and plenty of space to lounge and relax (they start at over 450 square feet) after a day touring Istanbul’s famous sights.
The hotel’s flagship restaurant is an outpost of celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s world-famous Spago, where you can find all his classics on the menu, including tuna tartare cones and smoked salmon pizza. The St. Regis Brasserie is open from early morning to late at night and serves a mix of international dishes and Turkish cuisines, like traditional kayseri manti dumplings stuffed with spiced beef and yogurt.
No visit to Istanbul would be complete without a hammam experience, and the one here feels elegant enough to tempt an Ottoman emperor, though you can also opt for a variety of massages and facials before or after a dip in the indoor relaxation pools. There’s also a small on-site fitness center.
Rates at the St. Regis Istanbul start at $550 or 45,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort
Punta de Mita, Mexico
Best for: Using Marriott points to stay in this high-end Riviera Nayarit resort development.
Why stay here: With reasonably priced but exceptional food and drinks, you might not feel any need to leave the property — but if you do, the charming surf towns of Punta de Mita and Sayulita are nearby and easy to reach from the hotel.
Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit is one of the country’s fastest-developing hotspots thanks to its gorgeous shoreline, a plethora of luxury hotels and easy access from the nearby hub of Puerto Vallarta. Anchoring this stretch of the Pacific Coast, the upscale enclave of Punta Mita is home to several high-end hotels, including the St. Regis Punta Mita.
The resort sprawls along 22 verdant beachfront acres, its 120 rooms and suites spread out among colorful low-rise buildings and surrounding various lawns and three pools, including one for families and a smaller, quieter adults-only one lined by umbrella-shaded loungers. Guests can also stake out tee times on not one, but two Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses, hit the fully-equipped fitness center, or hide away at the tranquil Remède Spa, where treatments draw upon local plants and traditional healing techniques, including after-sun treatments.
You might want to while away your days sipping cocktails and sampling local seafood with your toes in the sand at the Mita Mary Boat Bar & Bistro, but there’s also hearty American and Latin cuisine on offer at Sea Breeze Restaurant & Bar and an all-day menu of international dishes at Las Marietas Restaurant & Bar, plus contemporary twists on Mexican classics at the rustic-chic Altamira Cantina Gourmet. The dining experience par excellence, however, is at Carolina, where chef de cuisine Angel Figueroa crafts intricate four- and 10-course tasting menus that are like a palate-pleasing tour through Mexico’s culinary heritage, including a succulent local langoustine grilled over charcoal and laid over a bed of tender plantain.
Rates at the St. Regis Punta Mita start at $780 or 82,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
The St. Regis Aspen Resort
Aspen, Colorado, USA
Best for: Marriott Bonvoy loyalists who like luxury and want to be close to town. This is not a true ski-in, ski-out hotel but is an easy walk to Aspen Mountain.
Why stay here: This resort gives off modern mountain vibes with a great outdoor heated pool and three hot tubs to soak in at the end of your ski day.
There’s a reason — well, several — that Aspen ranks as one of our top ski resorts in Colorado, but also one of our top ski resorts in the U.S. It’s because of the vast and varied terrain, but also the plethora of activities to partake in whether there’s snow on the ground or not, and the surfeit of fabulous hotels to enjoy, including the St. Regis Aspen.
Just two blocks from the base of Aspen Mountain (a challenging series of chutes for serious skiers) and offering shuttle service around the area, this hotel, with its distinctive brick facade, is an ideal base for winter activities but also for exploring this adorable mountain town at any time of year.
During the winter, the hotel’s ski valet service will help kit guests out in appropriate gear and transport them to the various mountains — including Snowmass, Aspen, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Mountain — in the area. Visitors can also book activities like a rigorous snowshoe tour or cross-country ski session before a well-deserved apres ski by the fire at the Shadow Mountain Lounge. There are also ice skating, snowmobiling and sleigh ride excursions available. In the summer, visitors can book everything from fly fishing to mountain biking, whitewater rafting, hot-air ballooning and horseback rides, or set up a backcountry hike or off-road jeep tour, among other options.
The accommodations have all been done up in an Americana-mountain-chic scheme with bespoke furnishings by Ralph Lauren (though there are also 400-thread-count Italian Frette linens on the oversize beds). Bathrooms feature a mix of different marble and chrome accents, walk-in showers and separate soaking tubs for soothing sore muscles after a day out on the runs. Speaking of which, the Scando-chic, wood-paneled Spa at St. Regis Aspen Resort proffers everything from crystal chakra rebalancings to soothing Rocky Mountain-inspired massages utilizing elements like CBD oil and arnica to relieve aches and pains.
Mountain Social is the hotel’s version of the famous St. Regis Bar, with its own distinctive wall mural and a site-specific version of the bloody mary, plus daily Champagne sabering. For filling mountain fare, stop in for breakfast or dinner at Velvet Buck, which might include specialties like rosemary-roasted Colorado rack of lamb, or smoked Colorado trout with green zucchini puree and sauteed kale.
Rates at the St. Regis Aspen start at $489 or 80,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
The St. Regis Bali Resort
Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
Best for: Spending long, leisurely days plying the waters of Nusa Dua — or the resort’s several pools and lagoons.
Why stay here: St. Regis delivers the brand’s high level of luxury while incorporating Indonesian design and cultural elements, such as ensuite Balinese artworks and crafts and Kayuptui, a restaurant celebrating the region’s culinary traditions.
The St. Regis Bali Resort, in the beachy area of Nusa Dua along Bali’s south coast, is one the island’s most dream-worthy hotels with lush tropical grounds, spectacular pools, convenient beachside location and fabulous accommodations.
Of course, you could splurge on one of the property’s luxury villas, many of which have direct access to either the sprawling saltwater lagoon or the beach itself. But even the standard accommodations here are designated as suites with nearly 1,000 square feet of space, semi-separate bedrooms and living areas decorated with traditional Balinese carved-wood furnishings and colorful textiles, as well as large outdoor terraces and patios overlooking the gardens or ocean. Marble bathrooms hold stand-alone soaking tubs, separate walk-in showers, dual vanities, Remède Spa products and plenty of windows for natural light.
Guests can ask their butlers or the concierges to arrange for any number of cultural excursions along the coast or interior of the island, but if you’re sticking to the grounds, there is both a saltwater lagoon pool for secluded sunning and a livelier “Strand Pool” for kids. For the ultimate indulgence, book a 150-minute “Champagne Ritual” at the spa that starts with a foot massage followed by a Champagne elixir body massage and a detoxifying Champagne body mask with softening white clay. Let the rest of your stress melt away with a relaxing flower bath, followed by, what else, a glass of bubbly in a private gazebo.
Guests can enjoy a global breakfast buffet with Indonesian favorites at the puppet theater-inspired Boneka or grab sundries to go at the Gourmand Deli. The beachfront swim-up Vista Bar is a favorite for midday drinks while the St. Regis Bar serves island-inspired cocktails in the afternoon and evening accompanied by live jazz as well as a distinctive take on St. Regis’s Champagne sabering rite carried out with an Indonesian kris dagger. Be sure to make a reservation for a repast of Balinese dishes at Dulang, which is set in a lavish version of a traditional island bale, or a multi-course fine-dining feast of contemporary Asian dishes at Chef Ayung Gede’s oceanside Kayuputi.
Rates at the St. Regis Bali start at $480 or 65,600 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
The St. Regis Rome
Piazza della Repubblica, Rome, Italy
You might book the St. Regis Rome because of its central location smack dab between the Roma Termini train station and the Villa Borghese. However, once you walk through its imposing doors (it began life back in 1894 as hotel impresario Cesar Ritz’s Grand Hotel), you might not even be tempted to get out and explore the Eternal City.
It was recently renovated by hotel designer du jour Pierre-Yves Rochon, with an eye toward upping the luxury but in a tasteful manner that highlights the edifice’s gilded past. The light-filled lobby is dominated by a massive Murano glass chandelier, which gently casts its glow on intricate mosaic floors, hand-painted murals, delicate wall and crown molding and various seating vignettes for the hotel’s main restaurant Lumen, Cocktails & Cuisine.
Accommodations start at a mere 269 square feet, so they won’t feel like the Colosseum, though they’re still generous by Roman standards and feel even bigger thanks to cut mirror backsplashes behind beds dressed in Frette linens. Curtained windows frame postcard-worthy city views, and bathrooms feature terrazzo stone floors, black marble tiling and separate tubs and walk-in showers.
The hotel can arrange bespoke tours of the city and its many artistic and historical treasures thanks to a partnership with IF Experience. Guests can also check out Galleria Continua’s permanent exhibition space at the property, showcasing contemporary Roman art. And if various museums and walking tours don’t keep you on your feet too much, you can always stop by the fitness center for a workout or a relaxing sauna session. The hotel’s Sisley Paris Spa specializes in custom-tailored skin and body treatments using plant extracts and essential oils.
Take breakfast alfresco at Lumen Garden, or come for dinner to savor chef Francesco Donatelli’s contemporary Roman fare. Be sure to order one of the specialty cocktails, each of which is served in its own custom-created glass conceived by an internationally-renowned designer. On Sundays, guests can also enjoy the hotel’s È Domenica experience, where the lobby is transformed into a piazza of sorts, and Lumen serves tasty homemade pastas while kids can enjoy a specially designed art tour of the hotel’s collection.
Rates at the St. Regis Rome start at $665 or 80,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico
Río Grande, Puerto Rico
About an hour from San Juan on Puerto Rico’s northeast shore, the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort regularly ranks among our top hotels in Puerto Rico due to its magnificent 483-acre beachfront setting and easy access not only to the historical city but also to El Yunque National Forest and Espíritu Santo River State Preserve.
Decorated in beachy taupe and turquoise tones with a planter’s cottage aesthetic with stone floors and whitewashed timber ceilings, the accommodations here have garden or ocean views and start at a whopping 674 square feet including large balconies or patios for private lounging or a morning coffee. Beds are dressed in 400-thread-count sheets, and if we’re going by numbers, you might clock a 55-inch wall-mounted HDTV as well. The marble bathrooms have enormous combined wet areas housing both huge bathtubs and shower areas, all stocked with Remède Spa products, creating a spa-like escape.
Families can take advantage of activities offered by the Tortuga Kids Club for tykes ages 4-12. There’s also a huge, curving seaside swimming pool and separate whirlpool, an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course with fabulous Atlantic and El Yunque views and a jungly Iridium Spa with a menu of signature experiences like a local Don Q Rum massage to ease inflammation and promote blood flow. Sounds pretty intoxicating.
As for dining, take breakfast or lunch with a sea breeze washing over you at the bistro-style Seagrapes. While the sun sets, settle in for a cocktail at the cozy St. Regis Bar, which showcases a spectacular mural titled “The Long Awaited Voyage,” painted by Puerto Rican artist Arnaldo Roche Rabell. Then savor some Mediterranean delicacies at the taverna-style Paros Restaurant.
Rates at the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort start at $646 or 74,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
The St. Regis Amman
Best for: Travelers craving the familiarity and reliability of the vaunted St. Regis brand in the Jordanian capital.
Why stay here: Artworks from locals and the surrounding area anchor the St. Regis with an unmistakable sense of place, while the rooms and public spaces wow with black-and-white accents.
Amman’s 5th Circle district is chockablock with luxury hotels, but the St. Regis still made its mark when it opened in 2019 with 258 rooms, suites and serviced apartments, not to mention an impressive collection of works by Jordanian artists.
Rooms here, which start at over 500 square feet, feel bright and airy with floor-to-ceiling windows and a neutral palette of creams, taupes and golds with accents of pink reminiscent of Jordan’s red deserts. Headboards with a geometric patterning call to mind traditional Arabic carved screens, while expansive marble bathrooms evoke a heady blend of the country’s many ancient ruins with all the comforts a contemporary traveler could crave, including walk-in showers with overhead and wall-mounted handheld shower heads, separate oversize tubs and Remède Spa products to pamper yourself after a day out sightseeing.
The hotel has a large outdoor pool area for enjoying the Middle Eastern sunshine, as well as a vast gym with all the cardio and weight equipment you’d expect. The Iridium Spa’s menu includes an intriguing array of recuperative experiences, including the “Flawless Garden Rose” body treatment inspired by traditional Arabian gardens that begins with a granita skin scrub and includes a full-body massage performed with Porcelain flower oil.
You may just want to lounge in the palatial lobby with its jaw-dropping floating staircase and spectacular flower-like chandelier, or linger over afternoon refreshments in the Tea Lounge. With its unique mosaic backdrop depicting galloping horses, the St. Regis Bar slings up classic cocktails all afternoon and evening, but guests can head to the Italian-skewing Mercado (the pizzas here are a must) for all-day dining, the enchantingly garden-set Segreta for fresh French-Californian fusion fare, or elegant Tamara for Jordanian delights, among other options.
Rates at the St. Regis Amman start at $240 or 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.