St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Announces Inaugural St. Regis Polo Cup in Sonoma Valley

St. Regis Connoisseur Nacho Figueras

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT), announces the first ever St. Regis Polo Cup to take place on Saturday September 20, 2014 at Wild Oak Saddle Club in Sonoma Valley. With St. Regis Connoisseur Nacho Figueras at the helm, the anticipated match will support Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of the disabled children through the extraordinary benefits of therapeutic riding.

“We are thrilled to bring St. Regis polo to life in the Bay Area this September in support of a great cause,” said Toni Knorr, General Manager, The St. Regis San Francisco.  “The St. Regis Polo Cup promises to be an exhilarating day for guests, residents and the local community to experience speed, sport, food and wine.”

VIP guests will enjoy specialty culinary offerings by Executive Chef Olivier Belliard of The St. Regis San Francisco, wine tastings from the Hamel Family Wines portfolio, as well as St. Regis signature Bloody Mary cocktails.

The St. Regis brand has a long history with the world of polo, beginning at the turn of the 20th century when polo matches on Manhattan’s Governors Island were the highlight of the New York social calendar and St. Regis’ founding family, the Astors, were preeminent patrons of the sport.  Today St. Regis continues to provide guests access to captivating polo experiences around the world, from Beijing to Bridgehampton and from Abu Dhabi to Aspen.  The St. Regis Polo Cup marks the first St. Regis match to be held in California.

Bespoke St. Regis Aficionado Packages

Through its signature St. Regis Aficionado program, the St. Regis brand has created an opportunity for its global guests to experience upcoming St. Regis affiliated polo events.

The St. Regis San Francisco is pleased to offer guests VIP access to the St. Regis Polo Cup, with overnight accommodations in a Metropolitan Suite for September 19th and 20th; a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne upon arrival; daily breakfast for two in Vitrine Restaurant; Remède Spa treatments for two (60-minute massage or facial); round-trip Bentley transportation to Wild Oak Saddle Club for the Saturday polo event and a meet-and-greet with the St. Regis Polo team. Rates for the St. Regis Polo Cup Aficionado Package begin at $6,750 for double occupancy including all taxes and service charges.  Package is based upon availability and must be booked 21 days in advance. 

Leading up to the autumn event, The St. Regis San Francisco has also introduced two additional aficionado packages for those eager to embrace the prestigious sport of polo.  From May 17th through September 30th, guests can partake in The Sport of Polo Aficionado Package, featuring a private polo lesson at the stunning Chalk Hill Estate in Sonoma.  Catering to the youngest travelers and adventurers, The Pony Trails Equestrian Aficionado Package is one of the exceptional new experiences offered within The St. Regis Family Traditions program and allows families to embark on an unforgettable trail ride among the vineyards on Chalk Hill Estate. St. Regis Aficionado events scheduled at St. Regis Hotels & Resorts around the world are open to all guests and can be reserved at http://www.stregissanfrancisco.com/aficionado.

Additionally, through the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Moments program, Starwood offers SPG members direct access to bespoke polo experiences including the opportunity to meet St. Regis Connoisseur Nacho Figueras and participate in exclusive polo events around the world. The SPG Moments program allows SPG members to bid on insider access to once-in-a-lifetime St. Regis experiences beyond expectation. Please visit www.spg.com/moments for more information.

Luxury Accommodations at The St Regis San Francisco

The St. Regis San Francisco is ideally poised in the vibrant SoMa district with convenient access to the delights of wine country.  Since the hotel’s debut in 2005, The St. Regis San Francisco has become a landmark in the city’s downtown, seamlessly reflecting the sophisticated elegance of the St. Regis brand and the modern sensibility of San Francisco.  Celebrated as one of the city’s most glamorous and visually-captivating social destinations, the hotel features a chic Lobby Bar, known as the place for global guests to meet and mingle; Ame, a Michelin-starred restaurant from acclaimed duo Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani; Vitrine, featuring refined dining for breakfast and lunch; and the award-winning Remède Spa.  The St. Regis San Francisco upholds its uncompromising level of bespoke services, from its signature St. Regis Butler Service to afternoon tea and nightly champagne sabering. 

The St. Regis San Francisco is located at 125 Third Street.  For more information, please call 415.284.4000 or visit: www.stregis.com/sanfrancisco. For more information on the St. Regis brand’s exclusive polo events, please visit www.stregis.com/polo.  

About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts: Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at 31 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Since the opening of the first St. Regis Hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests delivered flawlessly by signature St. Regis Butler Service. From Bal Harbour to Bangkok, Saadiyat Island to Shenzhen, the St. Regis brand caters to a new generation of luxury travelers and continues to thoughtfully build its portfolio in the most sought after destinations at the heart of today’s grand tour. Plans for the brand to expand its legacy include much-anticipated St. Regis Hotels & Resorts in the Riviera Maya and in Asia, where St. Regis has announced plans to open hotels in Changsha, Chengdu, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Lijiang, Nanjing, New Delhi, Qingshui Bay and Zhuhai. In the Middle East, St. Regis will continue to expand in Amman, Cairo and Dubai. For more information on St. Regis Hotels & Resorts please visit stregis.com, to explore our recent debuts visit stregis.com/newgrandtour and for the privilege of residential ownership please visit stregis.com/residences. Connect with St. Regis on instagram.com/stregishotels, facebook.com/stregis pinterest.com/stregishotels, and youtube.com/stregishotels

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