First African hotel for St. Regis

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St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, has announced the debut of The St. Regis Mauritius Resort, marking the brand’s first hotel in Africa. Situated on the south-western tip of the island, the resort is located on the white natural beaches at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Le Morne, bordered by a turquoise lagoon.

The resort features 172 guestrooms and suites, ranging from 700 to 2300 square feet, all with terraces and views of the Indian Ocean. The beachfront St. Regis Villa features a private entrance, four luxurious bedrooms with private pools and gardens, entertainment and dining areas, an infinity pool, a bar and private spa treatment room. Simply India offers a dining experience created by Michelin-starred celebrity chef Atul Kochhar, with a modern interpretation of authentic Indian cuisine.

There are six other dining experiences, ranging from a blend of French and traditional Mauritian cuisine, to a modern Asian menu. Inspired by the legendary St. Regis New York hotel which opened in 1904, there’s the 1904 Bar, whilst the region’s first Iridium Spa includes a full-service salon, relaxation lounge, jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms, as well as a dedicated men’s grooming salon and a 24-hour fitness club.

There are a wide range of aquatic activities, including wind and kite surfing, deep-sea fishing, diving, snorkelling, canoeing and kayaking, as well as catamaran and sunset cruises. The Kite Flyers Club offers complimentary childcare services for children from four to 12, including beach bonfires and kite-making, indoor and outdoor play areas, the children’s kitchen corner, and a swimming pool.

Optional activities include guided excursions to the zoo and sugarcane museum, cooking classes and horseback riding. Situated in the heart of the resort, the manor house comprises seven luxurious suites with in-room spa facilities, a private 24-seat cinema, a drawing room for indoor entertainment and games, a swimming pool, as well as a library and conservatory. Other leisure facilities at the resort include a beachside swimming pool, a tennis court and a resort boutique. For private celebrations, the Astor Room can be booked for events hosting up to 100 people.