Nacho Figueras playing polo

St. Regis and Polo

The First St. Regis Connoisseur

Nacho Figueras

Nacho Figueras, today’s most recognized polo player in the world, graciously accepted the position as the first St. Regis connoisseur. His love of international travel and polo has created a greater awareness among fans around the globe.

Nacho Figueras with horse in snow

Explore our Rich History in Polo

1904-1941
John Jacob Astor IV
ca. 1890 --- Financier John Jacob Astor drowned in the Titanic disaster. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Governors Island Hosts Polo Matches

John Jacob Astor IV opens the first St. Regis hotel in New York in 1904. The Astors and members of New York high society attend polo matches on Governors Island, just off the island of Manhattan.

2007
Polo team on horseback

The Association Between St. Regis & Polo is Revived

St. Regis brings its style and sophistication to Bridgehampton Polo with a day of celebration and festivities, creating a unique summer experience in the Hamptons hosted by Brooke Shields.

2008
Nacho Figueras & Prince Harry on polo field

St. Regis Polo Established

St. Regis is asked to participate in the Governors Island polo match, where the brand was introduced to Nacho Figueras. St. Regis Hotels & Resorts continues to establish St. Regis Polo in destinations like England, Singapore, Aspen, and Abu Dhabi.

2010
Nacho Figueras on polo field

First-Ever St. Regis Connoisseur

To strengthen its commitment to the sport of polo, St. Regis selects celebrated Argentinian polo player Nacho Figueras as the first-ever St. Regis Connoisseur.

2017

The St. Regis Polo Club

In 2017, St. Regis debuted its first polo resort globally with the opening of The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club. Featuring four polo fields, the resort complements Dubai’s standing within the global polo circuit and St. Regis’s rich polo history.

John Jacob Astor IV
ca. 1890 --- Financier John Jacob Astor drowned in the Titanic disaster. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
Polo team on horseback
Nacho Figueras & Prince Harry on polo field
Nacho Figueras on polo field

Children’s Polo

New Traditions

St. Regis is delighted to introduce one of the world’s oldest and most fascinating sports to the youngest generation of St. Regis guests.

Boy with kids polo mallet

Explore Events Worldwide

Guests enjoy the very best of St. Regis with a number of world-class polo events throughout the year.

St. Regis in Aspen, Colorado

On December 14th – 17th, 2017 we celebrated the very best of the winter season with the annual Aspen Polo event sponsored by the St. Regis in Aspen, Colorado.

A Nacho signed horseshoe

Polo Is Always In Style

Polo style is governed by the social occasion, climate and access to the polo field. Dress is more formal when the match is for charity or by invitation and more casual for a simple afternoon affair.

  • Laura Whitmore, dressed for polo match

    Women

    We believe in the transformative power of dressing up. A beautiful dress in a vibrant color will be an instant confidence boost.

    As much as we love stilettos, at polo it is best to choose a wedge or flat sandal that won’t sink into the grass. When you are spending all day in the sun, a wide brim hat and sunglasses will protect your skin and lend a glamorous finishing touch to your look.

    Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa, Designers-

  • Nach Figueras, polo star

    Men

    Having traveled with her husband, world famous polo player, Nacho Figueras, Delfina Blaquier has mastered the art of dressed-down elegance:

    Typically, men tend to wear chinos or dress pants and a dress shirt to polo, especially if they are invited to a charity benefit or are invited into exclusive VIP areas at a match. A blazer or sport coat is a useful ‘layer.’ Occasionally a guest may want to wear a tie and panama hat. Brogues, loafers or driving shoes can be excellent choices, paired with sunglasses and binoculars.

    Delfina Blaquier, Photographer and Wife of Nacho Figueras

“It is an honor for me to be the first St. Regis Connoisseur since we share the same passion for Polo.”

Ignacio Nacho Figueras-

The Season of Nacho

St. Regis is thrilled to work with Nacho as he showcases this enchanting and noble sport all over the world.

The Perfect Ending: Join SPG

Join the Starwood Preferred Guest program and end every journey with a reward, including points for exclusive offers and free nights at exceptional hotels and resorts worldwide.

Water view of Yacht Club at St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort
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