Regent Reveals Thailand Plans

The company’s first property in Thailand opens next year

By: Kara Cutruzzula

Regent Hotels & Resorts will launch its newest Asian property, The Regent Phuket Cape Panwa, in Thailand in March 2009. The Regent Phuket will join other award-winning hotels and resorts in Asia, including The Regent Beijing and The Regent Shanghai.

Located on the southeastern tip of Phuket Island on a pristine beach near the Andaman Sea, the 106-room resort will overlook Cape Panwa’s picturesque and secluded bay. The 48 terrace rooms, 22 deluxe villas, 35 pool villas and one presidential villa at The Regent Phuket will all feature private oceanview balconies.

Resort amenities will include a 180-foot swimming pool, tennis court and a fully equipped health center and spa with 10 treatment rooms. The Regent Phuket Cape Panwa will also feature two function rooms for meetings, parties and events.

“We are very excited about this latest resort development in Phuket, which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world,” said Martin Rinck, president and managing director, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, Asia Pacific. Regent is the luxury brand of Carlson Hotels Worldwide.

“Regent is an iconic brand in luxury hospitality, and we are proud to establish its presence in Thailand with The Regent Phuket Cape Panwa,” Rinck said.

The resort will be located only 15 minutes from Phuket city and 45 minutes from the island’s international airport. The property will offer private beaches secluded from Phuket’s extensive developments.

Future Regent Hotels & Resort developments are planned in Bangkok, Boston, Florida, Costa Rica, Maalefushi Island and the United Arab Emirates.