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May 6, 2022
IHG HOTELS & RESORTS DEBUTS ITS FIRST RESORT under its upper luxury brand, Regent Hotels & Resorts, in South East Asia with the opening of Regent Phu Quoc. Located off the southwest coast of Vietnam alongside a UNESCO-designated World Biosphere Reserve, the all-suites-and-villas resort is a stone’s throw from the water’s edge along Long Beach. Exceptional design and state-of-the-art technology will be delivered alongside the brand’s legendary hospitality for a seamless guest journey.
“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 South East Asia that will deliver a truly captivating interpretation of the Regent experience, marrying the calming, the imaginative and the extravagant.”
The Regent brand’s luxury legacy has been transformed with today’s most seasoned travellers in mind to deliver the serene and sensational at every turn. This is brought to life at Regent Phu Quoc by luxury hospitality design firm BLINK Design Group. Hidden beneath the shade of swaying palm trees, 176 suites and 126 villas echo traditional Vietnamese vernacular and contemporarily designed interiors with a soothing colour palette. Expansive windows and verandas invite natural light in, transforming suites and villas into light, airy private havens complemented by views of landscaped gardens or panoramic ocean scenes.
Spectacular and large-scale installations heighten the sense of extravagance and add a layer of uniqueness to the guest experience. Guests will be welcomed by “Charming Deeps”, a bespoke bohemian hand-blown crystal by Lasvit, creating an awe-inspiring moment upon entering the resort lobby. Inspired by Phu Quoc, the piece recreates a composition of the coral reefs that surround the island. It has been designed to work in harmony with the architecture to stimulate the senses, spark conversations and captivate the imagination with artistry.
At Regent Phu Quoc, guests can expect to experience the brand’s distinctive new hallmarks, from Personal Havens such as a signature bath ritual within the villa, 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 as well as unpacking service. Regent Experience Agent elevates guest relations to new heights with a meticulous curation of experiences that will surprise and delight.
For unforgettable epicurean experiences, guests can look forward to six world-class restaurants and bars which define the dynamic Taste Gallery, presenting signature dining and cultural exploration that go beyond the excellence of cuisine. Executive Chef Bruno Anon will delight guests through innovation, immersion and reinvention as he seeks to uplift the gastronomy experience.
Rice Market offers an unexpected voyage in taste, inviting guests to discover the locally-inspired and reinvented classic dishes of Vietnamese Chinese cuisine expertly crafted in bustling live kitchens. Ocean Club, the only luxury beach club in Phu Quoc, features an assortment of local and Mediterranean cuisine, rum-inspired cocktails, a sophisticated wine selection and a live in-house DJ. This Balearic-inspired beachfront venue transforms after sunset, offering cinema nights and a seaside grill.
Decorated with curated art, the Lobby Lounge is a relaxing foyer parlour serving refreshments, specialty coffees, fresh teas, signature cocktails as well as reputable international and artisanal local spirits throughout the day. Fu Bar is an exclusive sky pool terrace and bar specialising in gin-focused cocktails along with craft beers, fresh fruit concoctions and a refreshing wine selection.
Creative indoor and outdoor event spaces will provide unique locations for meetings, social gatherings and weddings. The Regent Phu Quoc’s wedding programs will encompass 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 enveloping comforts and innovative techniques with natural time-honoured remedies, its philosophy is rooted in three distinct pillars: high touch, high frequency and high energy. Set within a comprehensive array of immersive facilities, guests can journey through experiences designed for an elevation of mind, body and soul to uncover one’s best self. The Health Club features a fitness centre, reset meditation studio and rooftop yoga pavilions to recharge and rejuvenate. Throughout their stay, guests can experience a highly personalised wellness itinerary guided by the resident Holistic Wellness Coach.
The Regent Club will accord discerning guests a perfect retreat with bespoke experiences and privileges, as well as access to a stately yet intimate venue. Guests can unwind in artfully crafted spaces including a private rooftop infinity pool, enjoy an array of bespoke dining and participate in exclusive activities all on their terms.
In the coming months, two additonal restaurant and bar will be introduced – Oku, the only restaurant with an Omakase counter in Phu Quoc, and Bar Jade, a speakeasy showcasing fine artisanal spirits and custom cocktails mixed with fresh local herbs. Guests will also be invited on a journey of discovery through the resort’s very own Catamaran, Serenity.
A spellbinding discovery awaits at Regent Phu Quoc with room rates from USD 361 onwards. For more information, please visit phuquoc.regenthotels.com.
All photos courtesy of Regent Phu Quoc.