Regent Hotels & Resorts Offers Luxury Shopping Getaways to Europe, Asia and South Florida

Minneapolis, MN | August 20, 2008

For travelers who consider designer shopping the ultimate amenity, Regent Hotels & Resorts (www.regenthotels.com) offers insiders' access and special rates on luxury shopping worldwide. The premiums and value-add rates give guests the chance to travel and shop lavishly both stateside and around the world—regardless of the exchange rate.

After-Hours Access and Tax-Free European Shopping in BordeauxThe Regent Grand Hotel Bordeaux offers a luxurious way to sample two of France's famed trademarks—high fashion and fine wine—with its new luxury shopping package.

The first five-star property in the heart of the renowned wine region, the hotel is celebrating its recent debut with special offers at Fashion Avenue, its in-house luxury gallery. Fashion Avenue features boutiques from top European designers such as Fendi, Yves Saint Laurent, Van Cleef & Arpels, Chopard and Roberto Cavalli, among others.

The Luxury Shopping Package at The Regent Grand Hotel Bordeaux includes:

  • Two nights in a deluxe guestroom, custom-designed by Jacques Garcia

  • Personal shopping services at Fashion Avenue

  • 10% savings on all purchases

  • Tax-free purchases (14% additional savings) for all non-EU passport-holders

  • In-room welcome baskets

  • Two complimentary breakfasts, either in-suite or in the chic Brasserie L'Europe

Rates start at $625 for a deluxe guestroom per night, pending availability. Offer is available through December 31, 2008.

The Regent Grand Hotel Bordeaux is located in an historic structure in the city center. The hotel features interiors by world-renowned Jacques Garcia, suites with personal wine bars, haute seafood restaurant Le Pressoir d'Argent, and ultimate access to France's hottest wine region.

Mediterranean Glamour with Celebrity Stylist in ZagrebHoused in an historic structure originally built for travelers on the famed Orient Express, The Regent Esplanade Zagreb has hosted generations of A-list travelers. With the hotel's new luxury shopping package, all guests can enjoy the celebrity experience.

A renowned Croatian celebrity stylist and fashion critic will accompany guests for an afternoon of lavish Mediterranean shopping, visiting top international designers such as Gucci, Armani and Max Mara. Guests can also receive personal style advice and expert guidance at boutiques from Central Europe's hottest emerging local designers, including Igle, Teo Peric and Budoar, among others.

The Luxury Shopping package at The Regent Esplanade Zagreb includes:

  • Two nights in a Deluxe room with VIP welcome, including fresh fruit and handmade pralines, a local specialty

  • Three hours of personal shopper services with celebrity stylist and limousine chauffeur

  • Dinner for two in Zinfandel's, the hotel's fine dining restaurant

  • In-room massage from the hotel's specialist

  • Daily buffet breakfasts, featuring make-your-own mimosa stations

  • Return airport transfers

Rates start at $1,226 for two nights, inclusive of VAT and applicable taxes. Offer is available through December 31, 2008.

A luxury landmark, The Regent Esplanade Zagreb recently became the first Croatian property to be awarded Europe's International Star Diamond Award for five-star hospitality. The 209-room luxury property is located in the historic city center.

The Finest in Sea, Spa and Shopping in Bal Harbour, FloridaThe Regent Bal Harbour, the brand's newest American flagship, features special offers at the legendary Bal Harbour Shops with the "Buy Me Bal Harbour" luxury package.

Guests receive Bal Harbour's Little Black Book, a collection of value-added offers and premiums at the celebrated luxury gallery. The pocket-sized booklet contains offers for savings at Tory Burch, Judith Ripka, Luca Luca and Saks Fifth Avenue, to name a few.

The "Buy Me Bal Harbour" package at The Regent Bal Harbour includes:

  • Luxury accommodations for two

  • Freshly prepared breakfast daily

  • Luxury transfers to and from the Bal Harbour Shops

  • Personal shopper for the day

  • Two 90-minute spa treatments at the hotel's Guerlain Spa, as per guest preference

Rates start at $905, based on double occupancy for a two-night minimum stay, exclusive of taxes and gratuities. Offer available through December 31, 2008.

The first hotel to open in Bal Harbour Village, Florida in over fifty years, The Regent Bal Harbour features floor-to-ceiling ocean views from every guestroom and bathroom. The award-winning hotel also offers waterfront fine dining at restaurant 1 Bleu.

Aromatherapy and Exotic Shopping in Beijing
The award-winning Regent Beijing couples sumptuous accommodations, spa treatments and special premiums at the hotel's in-house luxury retail center in a new, value-added package.

Select hotel boutiques—including the world's only shop devoted solely to rare carat diamonds and a cigar boutique specializing in high-end Cuban brands—feature one-of-a-kind offers available only to hotel guests. With value-add amenities and exotic luxury boutiques, this package offers global shoppers a uniquely luxurious visit to the Chinese capital.

The Luxury Shopping Package at The Regent Beijing includes:

  • Accommodations in an Executive Room or Executive Suite

  • Up to 40% discount on purchases at select in-house luxury boutiques

  • A complimentary aromatherapy bath treatment in the hotel's award-winning Serenity Spa with the purchase of any spa therapy priced above $95.

  • Regent Lounge privileges, including complimentary daily breakfast, afternoon tea, cocktails and hors d'oeuvre, Butler service, laundry and express check-in/out

  • Complimentary airport transfers

Rates begin at $325 for an Executive Room and $380 for an Executive Suite, based on double occupancy for a two-night minimum stay. This offer is available from November 15, 2008 through February 28, 2009.

Located on Beijing's "Rodeo Drive" and minutes from historic sites like the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, The Regent Beijing offers five dining and lounge facilities with Cantonese and international cuisines, as well as a luxury spa featuring aromatherapy and traditional Chinese massage treatments.

A global leader in luxury hospitality, Regent Hotels & Resorts worldwide also include The Regent Berlin, The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos, The Regent Grand Formosa Taipei and The Regent Singapore.

Future properties include The Regent Maldives; The Regent Phuket Cape Panwa, Thailand; The Regent Dubrovnik, Croatia; The Regent Bangkok, Thailand; The Regent Manila Bay, the Philippines; The Regent Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and The Regent Emirates Pearl, United Arab Emirates.

For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-545-4000 or visit www.TheRegentExperience.com.

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About Regent Hotels & Resorts - Regent Hotels & Resorts is part of Carlson, a global leader in the hospitality, travel and marketing industries. The Regent brand encompasses luxury hotels, resorts, residences and cruises throughout the world offering discerning travelers The Regent ExperienceSM. Regent Seven Seas operates a fleet of medium-sized luxury cruise ships that visit over 300 ports on all seven continents, including Antarctica, and is consistently ranked among the world's top cruise lines. Regent Hotels & Resorts offers a global portfolio of luxury properties in Beijing; Singapore; Taipei; Berlin; Zagreb, Croatia; Bal Harbour, Florida; Bordeaux, France; and Turks and Caicos. Future global developments include properties in The Republic of Maldives; Bangkok, Thailand; Phuket Cape Panwa, Thailand; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Manila Bay, the Philippines; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. For more information, visit www.TheRegentExperience.com.

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