Regent Hotels begins double miles deal with China Eastern and Air China

Regent Taipei's renovated lobby

Regent Hotels and Resorts will be running a two-month-long double mileage campaign for members of Air China’s and China Eastern Airlines’ frequent flyer programmes when they stay at one of three hotels in mainland China and Taiwan.

The new offer will begin on April 1 and will run until May 31. During that time, members of Phoenix Miles (Air China) and Eastern Miles (China Eastern Airlines) will be able to accrue double the miles when they stay for one or more consecutive nights at Regent Beijing, Regent Chongqing or Regent Taipei at an eligible room rate.

According to Regent Hotels, this will increase the miles an eligible stay would typically accrue from 800 to 1,600 kilometres.

The three properties are each situated in key financial and commercial districts in their respective city. The Regent Beijing it located in Wangfujing, walking distance from the Forbidden City; Regent Chongqing (which opened in December last year) is in Jiangbeizui and offers views of the Jialing River and Yuzhong Peninsular; while Regent Taipei is in Zhongshan and includes the Regent Galleria shopping destination.;;

Regent Chongqing set to open in December

Regent Chongqing facade

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. 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.