Regent Hotels & Resorts are global leaders in the luxury hotel space. And they're enhancing their presence in Asia.
That's good news for loyal Regent travelers.
The brand encompasses hotels, resorts, residences and cruises. The Regent brand returned to its Asian roots in 2010 with the acquisition by Taipei-based FIH Regent Group. The Regent experience is known for its mixture of Eastern simplicity and Western elegance.
Regent Hotels & Resorts currently operates in worldwide locations that include Beijing, Berlin, Montenegro, Phuket, Singapore, Taipei, and Turks and Caicos.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises is an award-winning fleet of medium-sized luxury cruise ships that dock at over 300 ports worldwide. All Regent-managed hotels were acclaimed as the best luxury hotels in the world by the Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards in 2011. It's the first and only luxury hotel group to have ever achieved this recognition.
The brand will open four new properties in prominent Asian cities. Three are coming to China. They're located in Chongqing (Regent Chongqing, 2016), Xian (Regent Place Xian, 2017) and Harbin (Regent Place Harbin, 2017). The fourth wil debut in Jakarta, Indonesia (Regent Jakarta, 2018).
Expect to find Regent's best-known traditions carried out. That is, authentic ambiances that incorparate the culture of the destination in design, food, beverage and amenities.
“We are thrilled to expand Regent’s footprint in some of Asia’s most prosperous markets,” said Steven Pan, chairman of Regent Resorts & Hotels. “We are excited about these new developments, and look forward to continuing to provide our guests with extraordinary experiences worldwide.”
Here's a more detailed look at the Asian properties.
Scheduled to open in early October 2016, Regent Chongqing will offer plush accommodations in the sprawling municipality and economic center of Southwest China, Chongqing. Designed for the upscale business traveler, the property will feature 181 rooms and 21 suites, a deluxe business center, as well as a grand ballroom and five function/meeting spaces.
The hotel’s interiors will feature an art collection by a roster of celebrated artists. The collection includes works by Lee Eun, the Korean ceramic artist; Donnie Pan, the Taiwanese artist who specializes in working with metal; Yi Meng, a Fine Artist and the American artist Jessica Drenk, whose textural sculptures highlight the chaos and beauty that can be found in simple materials.
Regent Place Xian will debut in 2017 in Xi’an, China. The iconic destination is one of the country’s oldest cities. With a history dating back more than 3,100 years, it served as China's capital for eleven dynasties. Xi’an’s culture and heritage are reflected in the design of the upscale hotel and its 141 rooms and 15 suites. The contemporary interiors will feature ceramic pieces of art evocative of Xi’an’s Terracotta warriors, as well as stunningly intricate metalwork recalling the immaculate detailing of traditional Chinese headpieces worn during the Imperial Dynasty.
Launching in 2017, Regent Harbin will feature 250 rooms and 34 suites. The hotel is located in the commercial, business and exhibition area of Harbin. It's one of northeast China’s major cities and often referred to as the “Oriental Paris” for its mix of Western and Chinese cultures. The property's design elements will reflect the city’s renowned Gothic, Baroque and Byzantine architecture.
In collaboration with award-winning developer KG Global Development, Regent will launch Regent Jakarta, a luxury hotel and residential project set to open in early 2018.
It will be part of Mangkuluhur City, a mixed-use development comprised of this luxury hotel, serviced residences, and business offices.
With 54 rooms and 72 suites, Regent Jakarta also houses three international dining options, a grand ballroom, numerous multifunctional meeting rooms, a spa reminiscent of an exotic resort, a large swimming pool and a well-appointed fitness center. Incorporating local styles into its internationalized designs, Regent Jakarta aims to attract a mix of domestic and international travelers drawn to its prime location and outstanding services and amenities.
The 87 units of Regent Residences Jakarta include three- to four- bedroom units occupying 37 floors. An uber luxury full-floor penthouse with private swimming pool sits atop awaiting those seeking the ultimate indulgence. Tenants will enjoy the serivces of a dedicated concierge team.
“Jakarta is not just a part of our business development plan; this city is of tremendous sentimental value to Regent,” says Steven Pan, Chairman of Regent Hotels and Resorts. “Regent started in Asia and once had a property in Jakarta. Therefore we are especially honored and excited to bring the next generation of Regent back to this city. We shall set the next Regent milestone in collaboration with KG Global.”