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Chauncey M. Copeland Appointed General Manager for
The Regent South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida


FORT LAUDERDALE - June 18, 2007 - Regent Hotels & Resorts, a global leader in luxury hospitality, has named Chauncey M. Copeland as general manager for The Regent South Beach. The first hotel to open in Miami's Art Deco district in 20 years, The Regent South Beach is a luxury boutique hotel with an innovative edge. The hotel is located on one of Miami's most vibrant boulevards between Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive.

"Chauncey's expertise in managing luxury and boutique properties is a perfect match for The Regent South Beach," says Steven Hedberg, vice president of operations for Regent Hotels & Resorts. "With more than 15 years of experience managing hotels in Florida, he understands how to blend Miami's unique, trendy style with Regent's standard for attention to detail and personalized service."

With 20 years of experience in hotel management, Chauncey brings extensive knowledge of luxury hotels having served at world-class properties such as The Plaza Hotel, The Carlyle Hotel and Wyndam International's Bonaventure Resort and Spa and Grand Bay Hotel. Most recently, he served as hotel director at the exclusive Fisher Island Hotel and Resort on a private island off the coast of Miami Beach. He has managed a number of Florida properties, including The Palm Aire Resort and Spa and The Beach House Hotel, and was part of the management team for The Grand Bay Hotel. Chauncey graduated cum laude from the State University of New York. 

"I am delighted to have the opportunity to manage a Regent property that blends traditional luxury service with trend-setting features," says Chauncey Copeland. "I look forward to ensuring that every guest that visits The Regent South Beach experiences the superior service that Regent represents." 

The Regent South Beach features 80 deluxe guest rooms, each with a 200-square-foot balcony (the largest on Ocean Drive). A signature hotel feature is its 27 rooftop terrace suites, each with a 700-foot balcony and Roman hot tub, a retractable roof, wet bar, stereo system and facilities for sunning, dining, entertaining and spa treatments. The hotel is known for its fabulous dining at Table 8 South Beach with celebrity chef Govind Armstrong, and innovative service offerings such as The Regent Pocket Butler (for off-site service), car turndown and "car-sitting" service. Another special feature is the pool with a series of four inset ‘viewing' windows located above a subterranean bar. 

The exterior of The Regent South Beach, designed by celebrity design firm Arquitectonica, has a bold, sophisticated contemporary design with a cubist-like façade. The interior, designed by Lynn Wilson Associates, is elegant and sumptuous with dark mahogany furniture, delicate sand-tone fabrics, oversized beds and plush seating. Floor-to-ceiling windows and glass balconies, set off by authentic Jerusalem marble floors, create a sense of light and space in keeping with the Miami setting. Wilson's design serves as a comfortable, relaxing backdrop to the city's bright colors and energized atmosphere. Rooms are also equipped with Regent's trademark luxury bathroom facilities. 

About Regent Hotels & Resorts - Regent Hotels & Resorts is part of Carlson, a global leader in the hotel, restaurant, travel and marketing industries.  The Regent brand encompasses luxury hotels, resorts, residences and cruises throughout the world, offering discerning travelers The Regent Experience (www.TheRegentExperience.com) with unique and personalized service.  Regent Hotels & Resorts offers a global portfolio of luxury properties in Beijing; Shanghai; Singapore; Taipei; Berlin; Zagreb, Croatia; Miami Beach; and Turks and Caicos.  The company's expansion plans include openings in North America of The Regent Bal Harbour, Florida in 2007 and The Regent Boston at Battery Wharf in 2008.  Future global developments include properties in Bangkok, Thailand; The Republic of Maldives; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Papagayo, Costa Rica; and Dubrovnik, Croatia.  

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Contact:

The Regent South Beach
1458 Ocean Drive , Miami Beach FL 
http://www.regenthotels.com/
 

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Also See: Global Update: Who’s Where and Doing What / The Boutique Search Firm / May 2006
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