Carlton Cannes, a Regent Hotel, will join the new generation of Regent Hotels & Resorts as the brand – part of IHG’s Luxury and Lifestyle Collection – returns to reimagine modern luxury once more. “When we acquired Regent, we set out to combine the legacy of the brand with the expertise of IHG to redefine
Carlton Cannes, a Regent Hotel, will join the new generation of Regent Hotels & Resorts as the brand – part of IHG’s Luxury and Lifestyle Collection – returns to reimagine modern luxury once more.
“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.”
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 iconic Regent hotels, Regent Chongqing and Regent Shanghai Pudong in China, benefited from elegant renovations in 2021, ensuring they are ready to welcome guests to the new generation of the brand.
Leanne Harwood, Managing Director – Japan, Australasia & Pacific, IHG Hotels & Resorts, commented: “It’s fantastic to see the momentum behind the Regent brand across the Asia Pacific with Regent’s opening. Phu Quoc earlier this year and the stunning upcoming properties.”
Set on the waterfront alongside the white sand of Long Beach, the resort is designed as a sublime haven with luxury suites and villas, world-class dining experiences, private beach, pool and spa. 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.
Next year will also mark the brand’s most anticipated opening, with Regent Hong Kong returning to its roots as a Regent Hotel. 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.
More than half a century ago, the founders of Regent Hotels & Resorts set out to redefine luxury travel. Nestled on Victoria Harbour and following the most extensive transformation in its history, the hotel will redefine modern luxury hospitality once more and build on its Regent heritage of innovation, extraordinary views and exceptional service.
Regent Hotels pioneered hotel design with bold firsts, setting the ultimate standards that live across luxury hotel brands today. This property will welcome the world with an upper luxury offering that includes villas and suites infused with local design.
Regent Hong Kong will welcome guests with 497 rooms and 85 harbour-view suites, in addition to a spa and four restaurants. 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. Expanding on that growth and adding an iconic and world-renowned destination in Europe continues to elevate the brand.
Also scheduled to open in 2023 is the recently signed Regent Shanghai on The Bund. Both properties boast enviable locations, with Regent Chongqing situated in the heart of the Jiangbeizui Central Business District at the Yangtze and Jialing River confluence. At the same time, Regent Shanghai Pudong is set amidst the magnificent skyline of the Lujiazui financial district in the city’s heart.
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. Carlton Cannes will join the new Regent hotels, including recently opened and upgraded properties across the Asia Pacific. 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.
Synonymous with timeless modernity, the Regent’s pipeline continues to grow and has a beautiful selection of destinations in the Asia Pacific, including Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Chengdu, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Kyoto, Japan, that will all create extraordinary travel experiences.
The celebrated hotel opened its doors as a Regent in 1980 before rebranding as InterContinental Hong Kong in 2001. Looking ahead to 2023, Regent Bali Canggu will open its doors, overlooking the pristine waters of the Canggu coastline.
Written by: Supaporn Pholrach (Joom)