News for the Hospitality Executive
|FORT LAUDERDALE - July 25, 2007 - Regent Hotels & Resorts
and Development Management Corporation officially added their signature
to the Boston landscape with a "topping off" ceremony for the new Regent
Boston at Battery Wharf on June 25, 2007. To mark the construction
milestone for the new hotel, industry, city, and community leaders gathered
to sign a steel beam and break the traditional champagne bottle christening
the site before the beam was hoisted into position. In honor of its
location in Boston's historic North End Waterfront, Boston historian Dr.
Robert Krimm buried a time capsule into one of the basement columns for
future visitors marked "To Be Opened On June 25, 2107."
Ceremony attendees, including Harold Theran, developer, and Pat Moscaritolo,
of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, gathered along
with the United States Coast Guard to commemorate this important addition
to Boston's North End Waterfront. The Regent Boston at Battery
Wharf, slated to open in the spring, will be an integral part of a major
new mixed-use development destination with 104-unit hotel-serviced residential
condominiums, a marina, and a Coast Guard Museum. The Regent Boston
at Battery Wharf will be a 150-room luxury hotel offering guests signature
Regent amenities, including on-site access to a 7,500-square-foot restaurant
and bar with waterfront views and featuring "Cuisine Extraordinaire" by
three-star Michelin chef Guy Martin, and an 18,000-square-foot Guerlain
Access to world-class facilities at the Guerlain Spa will make The Regent Boston at Battery Wharf the second Regent property to offer this exclusive service. The first Guerlain Spa in North America will be located at The Regent Bal Harbour, opening later this year in Florida.
"Regent Hotels & Resorts is delighted to mark this major milestone
in the development of The Regent Boston at Battery Wharf," says Steve Hedberg,
vice president, operations and implementation for Regent Hotels & Resorts.
"Together with Development Management Corporation, we are creating one
of the most exciting destinations in Boston in years. The Regent
Boston at Battery Wharf will offer guests the finest in luxury service
in a beautiful hotel located at a spectacular waterfront location in one
of the most historic cities in the U.S."
Regent, a global leader in luxury hospitality, is currently expanding its worldwide hotel and resort properties from seven in 2007, to 15 properties in 2010. Regent Hotels & Resorts has a portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts strategically located in key cities and resort areas, with ongoing expansion into some of the most vital and desirable locations, from its recently opened five-star hotel in Beijing, to upcoming properties in the Republic of Maldives and the United Arab Emirates.
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 (http://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.
Regent Hotels & Resorts
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