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Hong Kong Based Regal Hotels Opens Development
& Networking Office in Shanghai

May 26, 2010 - To strengthen and intensify the business networking and reinforce efforts on project development, Regal Hotels Investment & Management (Shanghai) Ltd. Office and Regal Hotels International China Regional Office has relocated to North Cao Xi Road in Shanghai recently. To celebrate the movement, an opening ceremony was held on May 20 with lots of guests attended including Mr. Yang of China National Offshore Oil Corporation, Section Chief Shou of Shanghai People's Procuratorate and Mr. Rahul Jain, General Manager of Air India, etc.

Regal Hotels International (RHI) has actively expanded its hotel network with its first regional office Regal Hotels Investment & Management (Shanghai) Ltd. [previously named “Regal Hotels Management (Shanghai) Limited”] set up in mid 2008, it signified the Group moving a step further to flourish the relationship with both the tourism partners and the hotel owners. 

The rapid economic growth in China drives lots of overseas business and leisure travellers visiting China while the speedy raise in personal income and uplift on living standard boosts the uptrend in domestic demand for hospitality service.  All these definitely contribute to an increase figure in the demand on quality hotels service which reflected by a sustainable growth in the travel and hotel industry as a long run. To coupe with the positive impact from organizing Shanghai World Expo 2010, hotel development in Shanghai and the Eastern China region will be further enriched.  Hence, RHI first China Regional Office was set up last year to tie-in with the trend in Shanghai.  Lead by Mr. Ben Poon, Group Director of Sales, RHI and Regional Director of Sales & Marketing - China of Regal Hotels Investment & Management (Shanghai) Ltd., the focus of China Regional Office will be on marketing strategies, sales and reservations activities of Regal Hotels and grasps every business opportunity in the targeted markets to maximize the revenues and profits.

 (left to right) Mr Ben Poon, Mr Allan Wong and Mr Douglas Barber toasted to celebrate the
relocation of the Regal Hotels Investment & Management (Shanghai) Ltd. Office
and Regal Hotels International China Regional Office.

Mr. Douglas Barber, Vice President - China Operations of RHI and General Manager of Regal Shanghai East Asia Hotel stated, “With the Group’s solid hotel management experience, backed up by extensive global sales and reservation network, we are confident that the Group will be able to optimize the opportunities derived from the booming China economy. RHI is devoted to contribute to the development of China travel and hotel industry and pampers travellers with the finest hospitality.” 
In recent two years, RHI has made significant progress in its China network expansion including: 

  • In late 2007, RHI was entrusted with the management job of Regal Jinfeng Hotel by Shanghai Jinfeng Investment Co Ltd. Set amidst a prime commercial area of Pudong’s Jinqiao Export Processing Zone, one of Shanghai’s most important business zones, Regal Jinfeng Hotel was opened in October 2009. 
  • In February 2009, RHI and the Sichuan Master Investment Group Company Limited entered into a hotel management agreement in which Regal is entrusted to manage a five star luxury hotel in Chengdu – Regal Master Hotel. The Hotel has started its operation in January 2010.
  • In August 2009, RHI acquired a new hotel management contract to manage a five-star luxury hotel being developed by a down apparel leader, Bosideng Holdings Limited. Located in Dezhou, Shandong, Regal Kangbo Hotel will be the first five-star international hotel in Dezhou and is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2010. 
Mr. Allan Wong, General Manager of Regal Hotels Investment & Management (Shanghai) Ltd. and Group Director of Special Project - Eastern China of RHI concluded, “As the first regional office in China, Regal Hotels Investment & Management (Shanghai) Ltd. will continue its efforts to focus on opportunities for hotel property acquisition, management contracts and manpower networking in the Eastern China region. We will fulfill our mission to build strong relationship with consultants, hotel owners & investors, tourism bureaus, local government officials as well as media, aiming to identify potential hotel projects for acquisition and management.”  To stay ahead, RHI aims to be the leading hotel brand in Asia with focus on first and second-tier cities in China and the ultimate target is to manage or own more than 20 hotels in the Asian region in the next few years. 

About Regal Hotels International:
Regal Hotels International is one of the largest hotel operators in Hong Kong. The Group operates six quality hotels in Hong Kong, namely Regal Airport Hotel, Regal Hongkong Hotel, Regal Kowloon Hotel, Regal Oriental Hotel, Regal Riverside Hotel and Regal iClub Hotel; one in Chengdu, namely Regal Master Hotel; and three in Shanghai, namely Regal International East Asia Hotel, Regal Jinfeng Hotel and Regal Shanghai East Asia Hotel. The Group has several projects under development including Regal Xindu Hotel in Chengdu as well as Regal Kangbo Hotel in Dezhou. 


Ms Lily Chan, 
Group Director of Communications, 
Regal Hotels International
Tel:   (852) 2837 1963  

Also See: Regal Hotels International Appoints Mr. Robert J. Gerber as General Manager of the 1,138-room Regal Riverside Hotel in Hong Kong's Sha Tin District / March 2010

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