The St. Regis Shanghai has been named by Travel and Leisure in its 2009 January issue as one of the ‘500 World’s Best Hotels’ and Shanghai’s number one hotel.
With only seven hotels in Shanghai included on the list, The St. Regis Shanghai received the highest rating, scoring an overall 88.70.
The brief introduction to the hotel in the magazine details some of The St. Regis’ award winning services and describes the hotel as an ‘elegant red-granite building in Pudong, with ultra-personal services (thanks to the white-gloved butlers) and some of the most spacious standard rooms in town.’
The brand plans to expand globally.
The St. Regis brand was founded over a century ago by John Jacob Astor with the landmark St. Regis Hotel. John Jacob Astor (born Johann Jakob or Johann Jacob Astor) (July 17, 1763–March 29, 1848) was the first prominent member of the Astor family and the first multi-millionaire in the United States. He was the creator of the first trust in America, from which he made his fortune in fur trading, real estate, and opium.