major city in Southwest China, Chongqing is a bustling industrial hub, and since its separation from the Sichuan province in 1997, the city continues to undergo vast expansion and rapid economical development. To target the influx of both tourists and business travellers, Regent Hotels and Resorts has unveiled their latest property in China, the Regent Chongqing.
The interior of the resort features an elegant and contemporary design. Modern elements are meant to echo the economic importance of Chongqing while the use of traditional building materials that have been used for centuries in the Sichuan province - ceramic, jade, metal and lacquer - pay homage to Chongqing's heritage.
The 202-room resort offers a range of meeting facilities and event spaces which cover 1,800 square metres. Six versatile function rooms and the Regent Ballroom offers state-of-the-art facilities and river views. The Regent Club caters to the needs of business travellers while a fully-equipped health and gym, wellspring spa with sauna, a Jacuzzi and indoor heated swimming pool are available for down time.
Regent Chongqing offers three restaurants and two bars. The Bar Lounge; the Outdoor Rooftop Bar, which offers views of Jialing River and Yuzhong and is a great location for private parties; all-day dining restaurant, Yu Kitchen; Lijing Shuen a modern Sichuan and Cantonese restaurant with large private dining rooms; and Robin's Grill & Teppanyaki, a specialty steak and teppanyaki restaurant with an extensive wine cellar.
The resort is situated in the financial district Jiangbeizui and it is set between the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers. The hotel is a 30-minute drive from the Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and 10-minute drive to Jiefanbei or Guanyinqiao center.