The St. Regis Dubai at Al Habtoor City officially launched Sir Winston Churchill Suite. The spacious two-storey suite was formally debuted in the presence of Randolph Churchill, the great grandson of the inspirational statesman and British Prime Minister.
The three-bedroom suite holds an attention to quality and detail, housing a collection of 15 paintings and art pieces from the Churchill archives that include portraits and photographs of the legendary statesman, paintings he mastered himself, and a well maintained Cuban cigar that once belonged to him from the private collection of Khalaf Al Habtoor.
Spread across 913m2, the suite is the largest of the hotel’s 52 luxurious suites and it features a vast living room, a formal 12-seater dining room, study, lounge area and a spacious majlis.
The Sir Winston Churchill Suite includes a master bedroom connected to a generously sized bathroom with a free-standing bathtub in the centre and adjoining separate male and female walk-in dressing rooms. Two additional bedrooms – one king bed and one twin bed – feature their own double vanity bathrooms. The main feature in the suite is an in-room spiral staircase that leads into the central dome of the hotel, where a rooftop plunge pool reveals panoramic views of the landscaped gardens and surrounds.
Sir Winston Churchill was also an accomplished artist who produced more than 500 canvases over 48 years despite being 40 years old when he discovered the pleasure of painting. His art quickly became his greatest hobby, and he even, exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
“The St. Regis Dubai is honoured to display this collection of Sir Winston Churchill’s work and name our signature suite after him. We are proud to present our guests with this rare and refined opportunity to enjoy his art,” says Ignace Bauwens, general manager of St Regis Dubai.
Holding a strong connection with the Middle East, Sir Winston Churchill was responsible for the creation of a Middle East Department at the Foreign Office. It was also while he was in Cairo, that he rode a camel to the pyramids to paint them in the sunset.