St. Regis Hotels & Resorts has named world-renowned polo player and Ralph Lauren model Nacho Figueras as their first-ever St. Regis Connoisseur. As a St. Regis Connoisseur, Nacho will offer St. Regis guests access to some of the greatest polo matches and experiences around the world and help cultivate the next generation of St. Regis guests. He will also work with The St. Regis on developing an exclusive polo website that will feature a global calendar of polo events, information on the fundamentals of the sport, advice on etiquette and what to wear, exciting polo related offers available at St. Regis hotels, and Nacho's insider tips on his personal polo techniques and insights about his travels.
The exclusive polo website, a dedicated location for all elements of the illustrious sport and the lifestyle of those who follow it, can be found at www.stregispolo.com. St. Regis has long been associated with the world of polo (St. Regis' founding family, the Astors, were prominent figures at matches held on Governors Island in New York City) and The St. Regis continues the Astor's commitment to the sport today with celebrated polo event The St. Regis International Cup, that most recently took place on May 22 in Cowdray, UK. Additionally, The St. Regis Singapore has partnered with the Singapore Polo Club to offer VIP guests its signature afternoon tea at the Audemars Piguet International Polo Gold Cup Match taking place on June 6, 2010.