St. Regis Hotels kick off the 2013 Polo Season with Prince Harry and Nacho Figueras

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts returns to the Greenwich Polo Club to compete in The Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup taking place in Greenwich, Connecticut on May 15th 2013. Prince Harry, playing for the Sentebale Land Rover Team, and Nacho Figueras, captaining the St. Regis team, will compete in an exhilarating match in an effort to raise awareness and support for the improved healthcare and education of the children of Lesotho, Africa.

“Polo and philanthropy are innate to the legacy of St. Regis, and we are honoured to continue our support of Sentebale through ‘the sport of kings’,” said Paul James, Global Brand Leader, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection and W Hotels Worldwide.

The polo match will mark St. Regis’ return to The Greenwich Polo Club, one of the most prestigious polo clubs in the United States. In 2011, St. Regis held the inaugural St. Regis 1904 Polo Cup at the club, where the St. Regis team took home the winning trophy against the Airstream team, captained by Peter Brant.

St. Regis has long been associated with the world of polo, beginning at the turn of the last century when polo matches on Manhattan’s Governors Island were the highlight of the New York social calendar and where St. Regis’ founding family, the Astors, were a prominent fixture. As St. Regis continues to grow globally, the brand expands its polo presence in nearly as many destinations: this year, hosting spirited polo matches and marquee events in London, Mexico City, Abu Dhabi, Bangkok and Beijing.

Prince Harry and Nacho Figueras at St Regis New York