The Regent Shanghai Opens its Doors

Regent Opens its First Luxury Hotel in China

SHANGHAI, China, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Regent International Hotels today announced the opening of its first luxury hotel in China. The Regent Shanghai, with its spectacular architecture and design, premier location and world-class facilities, is Shanghai’s newest luxury landmark.

The 511-room hotel is owned by Summit Property Development Co. and managed by Carlson Hotels Asia Pacific. Norman Rafelson, General Manager of The Regent Shanghai, said: “As a major regional gateway city and the economic capital of China, Shanghai is a strategic global location for the Regent hotel brand. We are very privileged to be working with Summit Property Development Co. for the opening of our first Regent hotel in China.”

“This hotel will be a flagship for the company in the region and we are looking forward to welcoming our guests with our strong personalized service and ultimate luxury amenities that are synonymous with the Regent brand,” Mr. Rafelson added.

“We are honoured to be working with Carlson Hotels Asia Pacific in opening the first Regent hotel in China. This luxury brand will be warmly welcomed to the city of Shanghai and is an excellent addition to Summit Property Development Co.’s portfolio,” Mr. Tong Jinquan, President of Summit Property Development Co., Ltd. Shanghai, said.

Rising over Yan An West Road with stunning views, this 53-storey hotel is within easy access to Hongqiao Airport and Pudong International Airport, and only minutes away from the central business and shopping districts of Shanghai.

The Regent Shanghai is designed by world-renowned architects and interior designers. The contemporary yet classic hotel features luxurious rooms and suites, functional work areas, large plasma TV screens and spacious bathrooms with oversized designer baths. All guest rooms have stunning views over the city’s striking skyline. The hotel also has the largest single ballroom in the Puxi side of Shanghai.

The hotel hosts a wide array of exquisite cuisines served in beautiful surroundings. The signature restaurant Shanghai V offers a fantastic range of some of Asia’s most exciting cuisines. O2on2 all-day-dining restaurant offers the choice of a buffet and a la carte menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For a more sophisticated alternative, there is also the Italian boutique restaurant “Amici” providing authentic traditional Italian cuisine cooked by an Italian chef. The lobby Lounge and Cigar Bar offer guests a much welcomed place to relax at the end of a hectic day.

Guests can enjoy some of Shanghai’s best leisure facilities: an open tennis court, a 30-meter infinity-edged swimming pool, a well-equipped gym and a world-class L’Institut de Guerlain spa.

Regent International Hotels has established a global leadership position in the luxury hotel and resort industry by offering premier locations, elegant facilities and personalised service to the world’s most discerning travellers. Regent hotels and resorts are located in Asia, Europe and the United States. Other hotels are currently being developed in Beijing and Ningbo, China; Bangkok, Thailand; Boston, Bal Harbour, Winter Park (Orlando) and Miami in the USA.

Regent International Hotels, the luxury flagship brand of Carlson Hotels Worldwide, was born in Asia more than 30 years ago.

Reservations for all Regent properties can be made online at http://www.regenthotels.com/ or by calling your travel consultant.

Established in 1992, Summit Property Development Co. was one of the first private real estate development companies in China. It has developed projects with a total value of USD$1.2 billion with more than 2 million square metres of commercial space.

Regent International Hotels has established a global leadership position in the luxury hotel and resort industry by offering premier locations, elegant facilities and personalized service to the world’s most discerning travelers. Regent is part of Carlson Hotels Worldwide, a global hotel industry leader encompassing 905 hotel and resort, operations in 69 countries.

Singapore-based Carlson Hotels Asia Pacific is the regional headquarters for Carlson Hotels Worldwide in the Asia-Pacific region; Carlson Hotels Worldwide is one of the major operating groups of Carlson Companies, a global leader in providing corporate solutions and consumer services in the marketing, travel and hospitality industries. Other names in the Carlson family of brands and services are: T.G.I. Friday’s(R) restaurants, Radisson Seven Seas Cruises(R), Carlson Wagonlit Travel(R), and Carlson Marketing Group(R), a major global marketing services company.

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