IHG HOTELS & Resorts will launch the first resort from its upper-luxury brand, Regent Hotels & Resorts in Q2 2022 in South East Asia. Situated off the southwest coast of Vietnam, alongside a UNESCO-designated World Biosphere Reserve and located just 15 minutes from Phu Quoc International Airport, guests will be able to immerse in Regent Phu Quoc’s spectacular 176 suites and 126 villas, set against the serene waterfront backdrop of Long Beach.

According to Juan Losada, General Manager, Regent Phu Quoc, said founded more than 50 years ago, Regent Hotels & Resorts changed the face of modern luxury with bold firsts, such as pioneering the private villa with pool concept which have since become luxury hotel standards.

“With the opening of Regent Phu Quoc, a truly visionary resort has been conceived which marries the calming, the imaginative and the extravagant. We look forward to setting new luxury benchmarks through exceptional Vietnamese hospitality and guest experiences which feel simultaneously luxurious and effortless,” Losada said.

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 renowned hospitality design firm BLINK Design Group. The resort’s architecture echoes and reflects the traditional Vietnamese vernacular and its design maximises access to the environment: floor-to-ceiling glass windows frame enchanting ocean views while inside spaces feature decadent touches that hint at tropical surroundings.

Losada explained that guests will be greeted by a modern interpretation of Vietnamese roofs, and a variation of the local traditional wooden truss structural system, known as the Bovi, has been developed into subtle patterns found on screens, carpets and accessories.

Another local style, known as Gian Nha, comprising small pockets and courtyards within a traditional Vietnamese house, is the inspiration for the courtyards which feature in villa designs. The boundaries of indoor and outdoor areas blur through intelligent zoning across the resort as an homage to Gian Nha, providing privacy within a luxurious setting in this evolution of a traditional way of living.

From day to night, six curated venues at Regent Phu Quoc offer multi-sensorial experiences, celebrating the world of gastronomy, creating experiences that encourage guests to immerse themselves in the moment.

“Nearly half of Phu Quoc island is a National Park. The northern part of the island is home to 314 square kilometres of lush tropical forest which has been declared as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, while the southern part of the island is popular for its pristine white sand beaches. Regent Phu Quoc introduces a range of immersive destination experiences manifesting the rustic charm of an idyllic island life,” Losada concluded. [sources/photo special]