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WHY IT RATES: The opening of Regent Phu Quoc marks the luxury brand’s first foray into Southeast Asia, located near a lush UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. – Lacey Pfalz, Associate Writer, TravelPulse
On Tuesday, April 19, IHG Hotels & Resorts debuted its first resort under its upper luxury brand, Regent Hotels & Resorts, in Southeast Asia with the opening of Regent Phu Quoc. Nestled in the southwest coast of Vietnam alongside a UNESCO-designated World Biosphere Reserve, the all-suites-and-villas resort is located along the idyllic Long Beach. Guests at the new property will experience the Regent brand’s renowned hospitality, exceptional design, state-of-the-art technology, and unique amenities throughout their stay. The resort has been designed with today’s most seasoned travelers in mind, delivering the serene and sensational at every turn.
Designed by BLINK Design Group, Regent Phu Quoc boasts 176 suites and 126 villas evoking traditional Vietnamese design with contemporarily decor and a soothing color palette. Expansive windows and verandas allow natural light to enter the light, airy villas overlooking the ocean or the resort’s landscaped gardens.
At Regent Phu Quoc, guests can experience the brand’s distinctive new offerings, from Personal Havens such as a signature in-suite bath ritual, to With Compliments that provides daily beverages and gourmet snacks from the Refreshment Gallery, along with complimentary daily breakfast buffet at Rice Market, pressing and laundry, and unpacking service. The on-site Regent Experience Agent elevates guest relations to new heights with an extensive selection of experiences that will surprise and delight travelers.
When entering the resort lobby, guests will be welcomed by “Charming Deeps,” a bespoke bohemian hand-blown crystal by Lasvit. Inspired by Phu Quoc, the piece recreates a composition of the coral reefs that surround the island. This piece has been designed to work in harmony with the architecture to stimulate the senses, spark conversations and captivate the imagination with artistry.
“We are delighted to introduce Regent’s renowned hospitality to Vietnam and look forward to welcoming guests to experience the inimitable island jewel that is Phu Quoc,” said Juan Losada, General Manager. “Regent Phu Quoc will surely be a brand-defining resort in Vietnam and Southeast Asia that will deliver a truly captivating interpretation of the Regent experience, marrying the calming, the imaginative and the extravagant.”
While on property, guests will have access to six world-class restaurants and bars, presenting a signature dining and cultural experience. Executive Chef Bruno Anon will offer guests innovative, immersive dishes in each of the eateries:
– Rice Market, serving locally inspired Vietnamese Chinese cuisine alongside reinventions of the classic dishes
– Ocean Club, the only luxury beach club in Phu Quoc, featuring an assortment of local and Mediterranean cuisine, rum-inspired cocktails, a sophisticated wine selection and a live in-house DJ
– Lobby Lounge is a relaxing foyer parlor serving refreshments, specialty coffees, fresh teas, signature cocktails as well as reputable international and artisanal local spirits in a space filled with curated art
– Fu Bar, an exclusive sky pool terrace and bar specializing in gin-focused cocktails along with craft beers, fresh fruit concoctions and a refreshing wine selection
– Oku, a Franco-Japanese Salon de Beouf showcasing the finest beef and home to Phu Quoc’s Omakase Counter for interactive dining experiences
– Bar Jade, a speakeasy serving fine artisanal spirits and custom cocktails mixed with fresh local herbs
Creative indoor and outdoor event spaces will provide unique locations for meetings, social gatherings, and weddings. The Regent Phu Quoc’s wedding programs allow for tailor-made experiences in an intimate setting with spectacular views.
The Spa at Regent Phu Quoc offers a holistic approach to mindful self-care. Combining innovative techniques with natural time-honored remedies, guests can journey through experiences designed to uncover one’s best self. Within the spa, guests can get manicures and pedicures at the Cure Studio in partnership with Bastien Gonzalez. The Health Club features a fitness center, reset meditation studio and rooftop yoga pavilions to recharge and rejuvenate. Throughout their stay, guests can experience a highly personalized wellness itinerary guided by the resident Holistic Wellness Coach.
The Regent Club will give guests access to intimate private areas to unwind. In the artfully crafted spaces including a private rooftop infinity pool, travelers will enjoy an array of bespoke dining and participate in exclusive activities only available to Regent Club guests.
Guests booking stays through July 14 can experience A Spellbinding Discovery, Regent Phu Quoc’s opening offer that gives travelers access to the resort’s signature amenities. Included in the offer are chauffeured arrival and departure transfers, complimentary breakfast at Rice Market, an in-room Refreshment Library replenished daily, daily laundry and garment pressing, and the choice of one of Regent’s luxurious signature experiences including a four-course beachfront dinner, 90-minute treatment at The Spa, or an in-room champagne breakfast experience. The offer can be booked at phuquoc.regenthotels.com with room rates starting at $361.
SOURCE: IHG Hotels & Resorts press release.