Regent builds on APAC success with luxe Europe addition

Regent builds on APAC success with luxe Europe addition

Building on its strong momentum in Asia Pacific, the Regent Hotels & Resorts portfolio is making inroads globally with the addition of the world-famous and iconic Carlton Cannes in France.

The ‘Grande Dame’ of Cannes’, which overlooks the prestigious beachfront promenade, La Croisette, will open as Carlton Cannes, a Regent Hotel in early 2023 following a two-year multi-million-dollar redevelopment.

Carlton Cannes will join the new generation of Regent Hotels & Resorts Regent hotels that include recently opened and upgraded properties across Asia Pacific.

Regent Phu Quoc opened earlier this year in Vietnam’s booming tourism hotspot, the tropical island of Phu Quoc, becoming the first new-build Regent to open since IHG acquired the brand.

Two more iconic Regent hotels, Regent Chongqing and Regent Shanghai Pudong in China, benefited from renovations in 2021, to ensure they are ready to welcome guests in line with the new generation of the brand.

“It’s fantastic to see the momentum behind the Regent brand across Asia Pacific with the opening of Regent Phu Quoc earlier this year and the stunning upcoming properties,” said Leanne Harwood, IHG’s regional managing director.

“Expanding on that growth and adding an iconic and world-renowned destination in Europe continues to elevate the brand. La Croisette in Cannes, France is a perfect location for Regent.”

Looking ahead to 2023, Regent Bali Canggu will open its doors, overlooking the pristine waters of the Canggu coastline.

Next year will also mark the brand’s most anticipated opening, with Regent Hong Kong returning to its roots as a Regent Hotel.

Gallery: Regent Berlin, Regent Phu Quoc, Regent Chongqing and Regent Shanghai Pudong

The celebrated hotel originally opened its doors as a Regent in 1980, before rebranding as InterContinental Hong Kong in 2001. Now, it returns to the Regent brand under IHG Hotels & Resorts’ stewardship, bringing the grandeur of the brand back to Kowloon, with a new generation offering that will make it a global flagship.

Also scheduled to open in 2023 is the recently signed Regent Shanghai on The Bund. The 130-room property, which is currently under renovation, will be the second Regent in Shanghai and is set to become a landmark on the North Bund making full use of its riverside location.

In the coming years, IHG will also open upper luxury hotels under the Regent brand in Kyoto and Kuala Lumpur, complementing the existing properties in Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Phu Quoc, Taipei, Porto Montenegro and Berlin.

“When we acquired Regent, we set out to combine the legacy of the brand with the expertise of IHG to redefine what it means to be a luxury hotel and we are well on our way,” Harwood said.

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