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Last year it was announced that IHG was looking to acquire a true luxury brand, something a level up from their top tier Intercontinental brand, much speculation ensued, but ultimately Regent was named. It’s very apropos. The current Intercontinental Hong Kong, arguably IHG’s flagship property, was once the Regent Hong Kong.
I must admit it captures the best and most panoramic views of Hong Kong island, and a wonderful place to watch the nightly light show. After the acquisition, it was announced that the hotel would become the Regent Hong Kong once again. One of the questions that loomed over the acquisition was whether or not points could be used at their new flagship brand. The answer has come…we can:
Starting February 1st, 2019 you can earn and redeem IHG points at Regent hotels worldwide:
Check your email for the following:
It is our pleasure to introduce you to Regent® Hotels & Resorts—your newest opportunity to earn and redeem with IHG® Rewards Club beginning 1 February. At Regent, you’ll be welcomed by enchanting views that stretch as far as your imagination. Intimate spaces designed for total relaxation. And sensational experiences you’ll remember for a lifetime. Stay in the Regent Beijing, an imperial sanctuary set against the backdrop of the Forbidden City, or escape to an urban oasis in the illustrious Regent Singapore. With locations suited for every desire, Regent is your gateway to stays both exhilarating and serene. Indulge yourself while you earn and redeem at this unparalleled collection of hotels and resorts. We look forward to bringing you into a new era of luxury.”
Where does Regent have hotels?
Here’s a look at the soon to open Regent Phu Quoc, nestle on one of Vietnam’s best beaches.
Personally, I think this makes the Chase IHG Premier even more valuable. The ability to get a 4th night free on point redemptions just got even more luxurious!
*feature image of the Regent Montenegro is courtesy of IHG.com and Regent Hotels
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