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St. Regis Hotels & Resorts continues to celebrate its commitment to the international sport of polo The inaugural St. Regis Polo Cup took place in beautiful Sonoma Valley on Saturday 20th September to benefit Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of the disabled children through the extraordinary benefits of therapeutic riding. This polo matches follow on the heels of the seventh annual St. Regis International Cup in the United Kingdom, which pitted Nacho Figueras and the South America team against the England team, earlier this year.

Polo and philanthropy are inherent to the legacy of St. Regis and they hosted a number of such Polo events around the globe from Bridgehampton to Beijing & Sao Paulo and from Abu Dhabi to Aspen.

In California, the inaugural St. Regis Polo Cupwas an exhilarating day for guests, residents and the local community to experience speed, sport, food and wine. I was fortunate to attend with guests & family and we could not have had a better day. Mexico was well represented with Le Grand Monseur Bernard de Villell GM of The St Regis Mexico City and myself.

Our guests had a bespoken polo experience including the opportunity to meet St. Regis Connoisseur Nacho Figueras and his charming wife Delfina a delicious Argentine Asado and great wines by co sponsor Hamlet Winery. St Regis won the match 7-5. Thank you Toni Knorr GM of the St Regis San Francisco for your warm hospitality and for the impeccable work by your team – bravo!!