One of Hong Kong’s most famous hotels, The Regent, will reopen on November 8 after being closed for more than three years to undergo extensive renovations. It is a well-known landmark on the city’s cultural landscape, hosting guests such as former US presidents Richard Nixon and George Bush, and movie stars like Robert DeNiro and Brad Pitt.
The iconic hotel, located on the Tsim Sha Tsui side of Victoria Harbour, first opened in 1980 and was rebranded as the InterContinental Hong Kong in 2001. It then closed in April 2020 and will reopen as a Regent Hotel next month. Actor Pierce Brosnan has shot for the film Night Watch and the TV show Noble House at the hotel, which also provided locales for Danish TV series Borgen.
The all-new Regent has been designed by Hong Kong-born Chi Wing Lo, who has created a timeless aesthetic and curated serene and uncluttered spaces that contrast with the hustle and bustle of Victoria Harbour. The hotel boasts 497 rooms, 129 suites, Personal Havens — personalised spaces spread across the hotel — and a new Presidential suite in a 3,500 square-feet duplex with a private terrace and infinity pool.
The hotel has always been known for its restaurants, in particular the Cantonese establishment Lai Ching Heen. The Regent is also home to buffet restaurant Harbourside and Japanese gem Nobu, as well as The Steak House, the hotel’s bar Qura, and The Lobby Lounge.
Some of the other standout facilities in the hotel include its Pool Terrace and Fitness Centre, the luxury residential retreat the Regent Club, and the pillarless Regent Ballroom, which can host up to 1,000 guests.
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