A new 202-room Regent hotel is set to open on December 23 in Chongqing’s financial district of Jiangbeizui, approximately 30 minutes from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport. The new Regent Chongqing is claimed to be the first urban resort in the mega-city, which is one of China’s four direct-controlled municipalities alongside Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin.
A total of 181 guestrooms with an average size of 57 sqm will be available at the property, along with 21 suites measuring approximately 182 sqm. A majority of rooms take advantage of the hotel’s location between the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers by offering expansive river views, while the interiors feature traditional building materials and features that highlight the city’s heritage, including ceramic, jade and lacquer.
“As the largest municipality in southwest China, Chongqing continues to maintain a rapid economic development while attracting visitors from abroad with its rich cultural heritage and fascinating natural environment,” said Steven Pan, chairman of Regent Hotels and Resorts.
“We are confident in the inbound tourism of Chongqing and believe that an urban resort is going to be received positively in this mega-city,” Pan added. “In line with our philosophy that ‘the essence of luxury is to be unique’, our focus will be on delivering luxury experience through creating new and original concepts interpreted in the framework of gracious and intuitive service.”
Regent’s new Chongqing hotel will offer three restaurants and two bars, including the Outdoor Rooftop Bar located on the fifth floor with views over the two rivers, an all-day dining restaurant Yu Kitchen and Sichuan and Cantonese restaurant Lijing Shuen, which will feature large private dining rooms. Meanwhile, a total of 1,800 sqm of events space will be available at the property.
Earlier this year, Tianjin Airlines launched a twice-weekly service between London Gatwick and Chongqing, while Air China began a non-stop thrice-weekly service from Chongqing to Dubai. Meanwhile, Finnair announced in October it would be temporarily suspending its Chongqing service in early 2017 to make room for its A350 pilot training programme.