Regent Hotels and Resorts
Those familiar with Regent Hotels and Resorts, know that it is the global leader in luxury hospitality. From the best spa and wellness centers in the world to the incredible attention paid to detail by the staff, each property is extravagantly elegant, allowing you to live like royalty during your stay. What most don’t know — I certainly didn’t — is the extent of how unique its culinary offerings are. Along with its world-class chefs, Regent has formed a reputation of offering gastronomic experiences unlike most you’ll find in a hotel, no matter how upscale.
“More than forty years since Regent Hotels set a new benchmark for the luxury hotel industry, we are once again emerging as an icon of timeless design and bespoke experiences.” Said Steven Pan, Chairman of Regent Hotels and Resorts. “We present simplicity, elegance and supreme comfort set against a backdrop of exquisite craftsmanship, as well as unique and magnificent locations reflecting indigenous cultures and customs.”
Here are four Regent offerings from around the world that are worth traveling for!
Cake-Filled Ostrich Egg at Regent Taipei
For a sweet twist, Regent Taipei offers a cake-filled ostrich egg. Around six inches in diameter, this fun delicacy is created by filling the egg with fine cake batter, which Regent Taipei's pâtissier then bakes carefully until the batter transforms in to a soft, fluffy cake. The dessert can either be enjoyed as if, or doused with chef’s freshly made apple cinnamon compote or clotted cream dipping sauce. Those looking for a more interactive experience, will be delighted to know that the dessert is served with a wooden hammer to crack open the egg and markers for kids (and kids at heart) to decorate its glossy canvas. Guests can even opt for it to be packaged in a chrome birdcage for full aesthetic appeal.
A Real Taste of Legacy at Regent Taipei
Regent Taipei has partnered with Silks Palace, the much-celebrated restaurant at the National Palace Museum, to offer a complete cultural and culinary experience. Guests will enjoy Silks Palace’s signature National Treasure Feast for two, which features menu items created after the museum’s most famous artifacts such as jadeite cabbage, meat-shaped stone, and classic desserts in Chinese Curio Box. This dine and stay package also include an overnight stay in a Taipan Deluxe room with all Taipan club benefits and daily buffet breakfast for two. Rates start at $382 per night based on double occupancy.
Regent Singapore's Barreling Program
Budding mixologists and lovers of a fin drink will love the Regent Singapore’s Manhattan Bar, which is home to the world’s first in-hotel rickhouse (aging warehouse for whiskey). The hotel also offers a one-of-a-kind barreling program, in which guests are taken on a three-hour journey that includes a tour around the bar, rickhouse, and through the famed ingredient room, a mixologist’s playground that houses the finest herbs, garnishes, and more, all specially curated by the Manhattan Bar's beverage team. The tour is followed by a private tasting session with a varied selection of aged whiskey straight from the barrels and complete with a bottling experience. Guests can also savor Regent's signature Solera-aged negronis.
Martini Trolly at Regent Berlin
Guests at Regent Berlin have the special opportunity to have their martinis prepared à la carte from the only martini trolley on the European mainland. Offering a personalized experience, the martini trolley travels through the hotel’s collection of bars and restaurants, catering to every mood and taste, whether bitter or sweet, classic or modern, shaken or stirred. Guests feel like a million bucks as they sip their martinis in specially crafted crystal glasses by Arnstadt Kristall.