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HOTEL of the month

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort

October 2018

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort is the first St. Regis in the Caribbean. Located on a former coconut plantation and situated between the El Yunque National Forest and Espíritu Santo River State Preserve, the spectacular 483-acre resort embraces the island’s stunning natural beauty. The hotel features 139 rooms and suites, and it is the only Gold-certified Audubon Signature Sanctuary in Puerto Rico. The resort also offers St. Regis’ legendary Butler Service, state-of-the-art fitness center, four deco turf hard tennis courts, a Kids Club and an ocean-front golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.

HOTEL INFORMATION

ADDRESS: State Road 187 Kilometer 4.2
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico 00745 USA

TELEPHONE: 787 809 8000

WEBSITE: www.stregisbahiabeach.com

INSTAGRAM: @StRegisBB

" I think that luxury is in the details, such as the amenities and services. Since the opening of the first St. Regis hotel in New York, over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed offering an uncompromising level of anticipatory service for all its guests."

Mirem Ubarri

Director of Sales & Marketing

Mirem Ubarri

Director of Sales & Marketing

the INTERVIEW

We had the exclusive opportunity to sit down with Ms. Ubarri, Director of Sales & Marketing at The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort.

Tell us about the design of The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort.

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort will open its doors following an extensive $60 million renovation. Designed by celebrated Puerto Rican designer Nono Maldonado together with internationally-renowned Hirsch Bedner Associates of San Francisco, and inspired by the surrounding sea, sand and foliage, the refurbished rooms and suites will boast a light, modern and organic aesthetic in a contemporary and residential setting. A tranquil color palette of shades of whites and light blues will beautifully complement ocean and lush tropical garden views, while custom furniture pieces such as a glass bar cabinet will evoke an inviting and luxurious home. The modern, light-centric design is also seen in the Casa Grande, which will greet guest upon arrival. All structures have been built below the tree line, affording spectacular and unspoiled views along the resort’s two-mile stretch of private beach.

What are some fun facts about the property that many are surprised to learn?

1.) The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort is located on a former coconut plantation in Puerto Rico.

2.) The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort is recognized for its exceptional commitment to environmentally thoughtful development with Audubon’s International Gold Signature Sanctuary certification.

3.) The resort also has a dedicated “green team,” as well as a nursery, which supplies fresh produce to all of the resort’s restaurants.

4.) Through the Soul of Bahia, guests are invited to enjoy activities such as nature tours and kayak excursions to learn about the property’s natural surroundings as well as participate in local volunteer opportunities that give back to the community.

What touches do you believe make a room or suite feel like a home-away-from-home?

Our guests enjoy not only the convenience and luxury of our signature services and amenities, but also the comfort and privacy of a home. We offer the highest quality from our mattress to our bedding, guaranteeing a comfortable night’s sleep so that our guests are well rested and ready to explore Puerto Rico.

Walk us through your ideal stay at The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort:

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort offers a wide range of activities for every type of traveler. Guests can enjoy a day at the resort’s magnificent golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., experience a nature tour through the properties lush rain forest, swim at the pool and esplanade, sunbathe on private beachfront cabanas or enjoy non-motorized water sports such as surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing and fishing.

After a day in the sun, guests can rejuvenate at the Iridium Spa, which features relaxation areas, steam and sauna facilities, ten treatment rooms, a fully equipped state-of-the-art fitness center and a comprehensive menu of unique customized treatments. The resort also offers several distinct dining venues offering fresh, farm-to-table cuisine.

Guest should end the day at the heart of the resort, Casa Grande, a warm and lively gathering space that overlooks the ocean and invites guests to simply relax and take in the view, enjoy a Bloody Mary at the St. Regis Bar or experience the champagne sabering ritual.

What is your greatest indulgence at a hotel when you travel?

The greatest indulgence is the services offered by a hotel, such as the St. Regis’ legendary Butler Service. From a simple wake-up call to a perfectly pressed suit, no request is too small or impossible. The anticipatory, personalized service of the St. Regis Butler ensures that each guest's unique preferences are known and understood.

If you only had 24 hours in Bahia Beach/PR, where would you visit?

I would explore the resort’s lush tropical foliage and exquisite natural beauty and take advantage of the unique activities offered, such as surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing and fishing, that allow you to immerse yourself in nature. The property is also next to the El Yunque rainforest and a short 30-minute drive from the vibrant town of Old San Juan, known for its rich history, colonial architecture and flavorful cuisine.

What do you believe is the greatest hidden gem in Bahia Beach/PR?

One of our hidden gems is watching a breath-taking sunset from our Boathouse. While enjoying this magical time of the day, all your senses will be enlivened listening to the sounds and colours of nature.

In your opinion, what is the best time of year to visit Bahia Beach/PR?

December through April is the perfect time to visit Puerto Rico. The weather is warm, allowing visitors to escape the cold and explore Puerto Rico’s natural outdoors. April through June is also a great time for visitors looking for a more relaxed experience as Puerto Rico is less crowded with tourists.

Why do you travel?

I travel because I love discovering new places, people and experiences. Whether it’s learning a new language, enjoying local cuisine or appreciating unique art and architecture, travel allows us to discover new cultures and experiences.

How do you define luxury?

I think that luxury is in the details, such as the amenities and services. St. Regis was born in the Gilded Age, but continues to define the Modern Age. Our Resort was Puerto Rico’s first ultra-luxury resort and the island’s first AAA Five Diamond property. Since the opening of the first St. Regis hotel in New York, over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed offering an uncompromising level of anticipatory service for all its guests.

What does it feel like to wrap yourself in Frette?

Frette sheets feel smooth, comforting and soft against your skin! With the new Frette 1860 for St. Regis collection, guests of The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort will be able to sleep in style and comfort.

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