Kazakhstan‘s visitor appeal keeps rising: Today, Starwood announced that it will bring the St. Regis brand to Kazakhstan’s capital city with the opening of The St. Regis Astana and The Residences at The St. Regis Astana. The project is scheduled to open in 2017.

In a statement, Michael Wale, president, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and the Middle East noted that this property would be the first new-build St. Regis hotel in the Commonwealth of Independent States. “CIS represents an untapped market for international hotel development, and the signing of The St. Regis Astana and The Residences at The St. Regis Astana is perfectly timed to the increasing global interest in Kazakhstan as the country prepares to host Expo 2017,” Wale added.

The St. Regis Astana will be located in Astana Central Park, close to embassies, corporate headquarters and banks. The new-build hotel will have 120 guest rooms, including 18 suites and a Presidential Suite. For meetings and events, the hotel will have a ballroom, five meeting rooms and a business center.

Dining options will include an all-day restaurant, a specialty restaurant, the St. Regis Bar & Wine Vault, a cognac bar and library. Other perks include a spa, pool and exercise room, as well as a children’s club. Guests will also get to take advantage of the signature St. Regis Butler Service, providing anticipatory service and customizing each guest’s stay to specific tastes and preferences.

The project will also include 50 St. Regis-branded Residences at the hotel that will come with a private entrance. The Residences will have two, three or four bedrooms and will be adjacent to the hotel. Residents will have access to the services and amenities at The St. Regis Astana.

Source: internationalmeetingsreview.com