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Taipei, Taiwan - October 17, 2013 - Regent Hotels & Resorts welcomes Mr. Michael Posch as the newly appointed General Manager of Regent Porto Montenegro, a luxury hotel scheduled to open in the summer of 2014. Posch brings with him 21 years of experience in the hospitality industry, and comes onboard this month after serving in the same capacity with Leonardo Royal Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz. Posch will be responsible for leading and managing operations at Regent Porto Montenegro.

From food & beverage to sales to operations, Posch has a demonstrated expertise across all operations in luxury hotels. Starting out as a Front Office Clerk, Posch then moved on to the food & beverage department before gaining a focus on sales. During his role as the Director of Sales at Estrel Hotel Berlin, Posch was responsible for the sales of Germany's largest hotel, with 1,125 rooms and over 5,000 key accounts.

As Executive Assistant Manager and later General Manager, Posch effectively planned and oversaw the opening of Leonardo Royal Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz, having been involved in the pre-opening planning and the leading of hotel operations in F&B, Front Office, Housekeeping and Engineering. In addition, he was responsible for sales and strategic positioning of the hotel and its conference facilities both domestically and internationally. 

"We are excited about the imminent opening of Regent Porto Montenegro, our second hotel in Europe after Regent Berlin, and I am confident that Michael's expertise in luxury hospitality and experience in current growth markets will be advantageous to the successful opening of this bespoke, luxury hotel on the Adriatic Sea," said Chairman Steven Pan.

Posch joins the Regent team alongside a distinguished lineup of General Managers across Regent Hotels in Bali, Beijing, Berlin, Phuket, Singapore, Taipei, and Turks & Caicos as well as noteworthy corporate key executives including President Ralf Ohletz Count von Plettenberg, Vice President of Finance Wee-Ann Lim, Vice Chairman - Americas George Lidicker, Senior Vice President of Technical Services and Development Arjan De Boer, Vice President of Global Development - China Cai Shuo and Global Director of Sales Rene Mayer. 

Regent Porto Montenegro nestles on the palm-lined shores and lush mountainous backdrops of the Bay of Kotor - a historical Austro-Hungarian naval base that is now a superyacht homeport and the heart of the best emerging cruising ground in the Mediterranean basin. The 34 luxurious hotel rooms and 54 spacious 1- to 4-bedroom residences are enclosed in a terracotta-roofed, Renaissance-inspired building which pays tribute to the area's 400 years under Venetian rule. This bespoke hotel combining architecture and local environment with iconic, timeless design is scheduled to open in the summer of 2014. 

Regent Porto Montenegro

Porto Montenegro Village, 85320 Tivat, Montenegro

http://www.regenthotels.com/Porto-MontenegroRegent

About Regent Hotels & Resorts

Regent is a global luxury hospitality brand including hotels, resorts, residences and cruises. In 2010, the Regent brand returned to its Asian roots with its acquisition by Taipei-based FIH Regent Group. The Regent experience combines Eastern simplicity and Western elegance all melded together with gracious and intuitive service, bespoke amenities and traditional hospitality. Regent Hotels & Resorts currently operates hotels in Bali, Beijing, Berlin, Phuket, Singapore, Taipei, and Turks and Caicos, with hotels and resorts under development in Doha, Kuala Lumpur, and Montenegro. Florida-based Regent Seven Seas Cruises operates an award-winning fleet of medium-sized luxury cruise ships that visit over 300 ports worldwide. In 2011, all hotels in the Regent-managed portfolio were listed as the best luxury hotels in the world by the Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards, becoming the first and only international luxury hotel group to ever achieve this recognition. And in 2013, the group was fifth in the worldwide ranking of the World Luxury Index measuring the most searched and sought-after luxury hotels. For more information, please visit www.regenthotels.com.

Contact: CatchOn (Hong Hong) - Paul Calder or Connie Fan

paul.calder@catchonco.com or connie.fan@catchonco.com / +852 2566 8988

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