Two openings for Marriott

St.Regis Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of The St. Regis Astana, marking the debut of the brand in Kazakhstan, parent company Marriott said in a statement.

Developed by MG Holding, The St. Regis Astana blends luxury and bespoke St. Regis service with the local traditions, art and architecture of Kazakhstan.

“The country’s rich history and culture blend beautifully with The St. Regis Astana, whose design, services, and culinary offerings perfectly combine the rituals and traditions of St. Regis with those of Kazakhstan,” said Lisa Holladay, Global Brand Leader, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts.

“Astana is a vibrant destination that continues to grow in popularity and we look forward to offering a truly luxurious experience to the growing ranks of business and leisure travelers visiting the capital city.”

Ideally located inside Astana’s Central Park, The St. Regis Astana is close to landmarks such as the Bayterek Tower and Independence Square, as well as the Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center, Astana Opera and foreign embassies.

The St. Regis Astana has 120 including 23 suites with private Juliette terraces presenting unforgettable views of the Astana Park and Ishim River.

The hotel is pitching for  bespoke MICE events with over 1,000 square meters of functional meeting space, including an exquisite Astor Ballroom, The St. Regis Astana is set to be the city’s premier venue for social and gala events.

The opening comes hot on the heels of the opening of another major property by Marriott Hotels, who in conjunction with TCC Group’s Asset World Corporation, formally inaugurated the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park.

This is the first Marriott Marquis in Asia-Pacific and one of seven worldwide, Nishant Grover, chief operating officer of Asset World Corporation told the Bangkok Post.

Aside from its Marriott investments, TCC Group is planning to enter the boutique segment with five hotels in Bangkok, which will be designed by the end of this year and launched by 2018.

This will not see TCC move away from high-end properties such as the 1360 room Marriott but rather have a strategy based on making revenues from both market segments, Mr Grover told the Bangkok Post.

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