St. Regis Makes Debut in Jordan with Opening of St. Regis Amman
Inspired by the Kingdom's rich Bedouin culture, the new address embodies a new level of luxury for Amman
September 17, 2019
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts is extending the legacy of the Astor family from Fifth Avenue in New York to Amman’s 5th Circle, blending the original St. Regis hotel in New York with Jordan’s rich Bedouin culture. The brand’s legendary Butler Service and rich ushers in a new era of luxury in Jordan’s capital city.
“Jordan is an extraordinary destination that has long mesmerized global travelers with its incredible energy, offering a vibrant mix of history, culture and tradition,” said Lisa Holladay, Global Brand Leader, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. “From bustling Amman to Petra’s striking rose-gold façades and Wadi Rum’s vast sandscapes, the St. Regis infuses these exquisite experiences.”
Design architects Perkins Eastman and interior designers, Hirsh Bedner Associates, blended bespoke elements such as a striking grand staircase and delicately designed chandeliers, with nuances of the destination, including the Dead Sea and sculpted rose stones of Petra. An art collection adorns the corridors and public spaces, bringing in an ensemble artists from Jordan and the Levant region.
The 16-story hotel offers 260 lavishly appointed guestrooms, suites and serviced apartments, all which offer breathtaking views of the city, luxuriant comfort and intuitive amenities. The St. Regis Amman offers the renowned hallmarks of the St. Regis brand, including St. Regis Butler Service that allows each guest’s stay to be customized according to personal tastes and preferences.
Culinary Classics Recrafted
The St. Regis Amman brings Mercado Andaluz, the first Spanish restaurant in the city, offering Andalusian cuisine and Mediterranean products. A farm-to-table concept including the “Art of Paella,” is showcased with flair and finesse. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant is the place to start the day, simply take a break from work or usher in the night. Tamara offers Levantine cuisine focused on seafood and organic produce infused with the region’s flavors in sharing style.
The hotel also houses the Tea Lounge where guests are invited to enjoy the brand’s signature Afternoon Tea, which includes a bespoke Tiny Teas for younger guests as well as curated locally inspired take on the classic rigutal.
The iconic St. Regis Bar is inspired by the King Cole Bar at the brand’s flagship in New York, where the world-renowned Bloody Mary cocktail was born in 1934. Jameed Mary is The St. Regis Amman’s intriguing new twist to this signature cocktail, getting its name and unique flavor from Jameed, a salty, hardened locally produced yoghurt inspired by the Bedouin – Jordanian tradition and a key ingredient of Jordan’s national dish, Mansaf. Presented in an elegant and traditional set of handcrafted Jordanian pottery, Jameed Mary provides a tangible link between the heritage St. Regis and the destination.
For conferences and events, the Astor Ballroom has a dedicated entrance and, as the largest pillarless ballroom in the city, offers choices for scaled events and flexibility with four meeting rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology in Gilded Age ambience.
The St. Regis Amman’s Iridium Spa brings seven treatment suites for revitalizing facials and signature treatments, with the Chakra Balancing Massage and the V-shape Face Lift included in the selections. St. Regis Athletic Club, yoga sessions, and the outdoor pool also beckon.
“The opening of The St. Regis Amman represents a meaningful commitment from Marriott International to bring an unparalleled level of exceptional luxury and intuitive service to the Kingdom of Jordan,” said Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. “Amman is a vibrant destination that continues to grow in popularity. The St. Regis Amman represents the latest stage of the collaboration between Marriott International and Eagle Hills Development in Jordan.”