The exclusive event brought together the city’s luminaries and high society, including renowned Jordanian actress and producer Saba Mubarak for an evening of refined elegance and exquisite glamour.
Although Caroline Astor, mother of the St. Regis founder and illustrious party host, first began the treasured tradition of the Midnight Supper for the New York elite in the 1800s, it has thereafter continued to honor the brand matriarch and celebrate significant openings around the world, from Hong Kong and Toronto to Aspen.
This rendition of the elusive dinner function expertly curated influences from the rich history and vivid culture of its Middle Eastern destination, culminating into a lavish gathering fit for a doyenne (or doyen) of the Gilded Age. Intimately set amongst the olive trees and black iris of Jordan’s natural landscape and combined with the opulent details of the lush centerpieces and dimmed candelabras characteristic of an earlier era allured guests to their seats before the evening officially began with an elaborate sabrage ceremony from the St. Regis butlers.
The splendor was not just limited to the setting, but also the Executive Chef-developed five-course menu infused with local flavors, from the lobster and beets to the pomegranate and jameed sorbet. Yet, the grand finale was the first look at a short film Vogue Arabia produced starring the timeless beauty of both Mubarak and the new property.
Guests are now welcome to the 16-story hotel, where they can choose to stay in one of the 260 elegantly designed guestrooms, suites and serviced apartments with all equally mesmerizing vistas of the city and Bedouin-inspired decor. Frequent St. Regis goers will be happy to see the trademark butler service bespoke to each visitor’s preferences remain a staple at this new location, while an expansive art collection from Amman artists and those of the surrounding region bring a fresh breath of local sophistication.
Click through the gallery above to see the photos from the night.
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