If you just so happened to be in picturesque Aspen, Colorado this past weekend, there is a chance you might’ve seen the only snow polo event held on North American soil. Kicking off the area’s jubilant winter social season, professional polo player and St. Regis connoisseur, Nacho Figueras, celebrated the St. Regis Snow Polo World Championship, held at Rio Grande Park, alongside moguls, Tina Edmundson of Marriott International, and Jenni Benzaquen of St. Regis Hotels & Resorts.
Deemed the event of the season reminiscent of the colder months that we’re now finding ourselves in, the event hosted notable attendees like Shaun White and Zoey Deutch. Throughout the event, esteemed guests were given access to first-rate viewing points of the game in a posh marquee ornamented with magnolia, greenery, and homey vintage furniture. The treasured house dog of St. Regis Aspen Resort, Kitty the Bernese, played with guests from the comfort of his red phone booth-inspired dog house, a nod to the anticipated St. Regis London, opening in 2025. Complementary to all of this, a bloody mary bar accompanied the setting, serving up the signature St. Regis cocktail, keeping the atmosphere high.
Those lucky enough to attend found themselves amid an exultant celebration that not only is a sign of the times but an observance of polo and the grandeur that St. Regis has accommodated over the years. Since the turn of the last century, the Astor family, founders of St. Regis were an eminent fixture of polo matches on Governors Island and have since been enmeshed with the sport, making the event a beautiful commemoration of that. Fittingly, Figueras not only used the weekend to immortalize the iconic sport but to cultivate the next generation of St. Regis guests.