The tie-up will see Starwood‘s luxury brand to sponsor the newly-titled Maharaja Bhawani Singh St Regis Cup 2015, and host a separate polo match that pitches St Regis ‘connoisseur’ Nacho Figueras and his son Hilario, against Maharaj Narendra Singh and his son HH Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur.
“We are pleased to support polo for the first time in India,” said Paul James, global brand leader for St Regis, the Luxury Collection & W Hotels. “We look forward to offering St Regis guests, spectators and their families the opportunity to experience this exhilarating sport here in India, as we have done around the world from Bangkok to Buenos Aires and from Abu Dhabi to Aspen.”
Commenting on the event, Maharaj Narendra Singh said; “It is a matter of great pride and celebration that St Regis Hotels & Resorts has partnered with the Rajasthan Polo Club… to sponsor the Maharaja Bhawani Singh St. Regis Polo Cup 2015. This will have a long lasting effect in popularising the glamorous sport of polo.
“My son HH Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur and I are eagerly looking forward to playing with Nacho Figueras and his son Hilario and it promises to be a keenly contested match. I would also like to convey my best wishes to all the teams participating in the tournament, and I am sure that as always the tournament will be a resounding success,” he added.
The Maharaja Bhawani Singh St Regis Cup 2015 tournament started this week and will run until 24 January.