First Regent Hotels & Resorts property to receive the “Highly Commended Award”Regent Phuket Cape Panwa has been honored at the prestigious 2014 Asia-Pacific Hotel Awards, becoming the first Regent Hotels & Resorts property to receive the “Highly Commended Award” in the coveted “Hotel Interior” category.
Known for its timeless tropical modern design harmonized with a subtle sense of cultural heritage, Regent Phuket Cape Panwa has been honored at the prestigious 2014 Asia-Pacific Hotel Awards, becoming the first property under the Regent Hotels & Resorts brand to receive the “Highly Commended Award” in the coveted “Hotel Interior” category.
The resort prides itself of featuring excellent hospitality design thanks to the work of award-winner BLINK Design Group, who has deservedly been recognised for its benchmark-setting vision in this Regent’s flagship Phuket resort.
The Asia Pacific Hotel Awards are part of the long established International Hotel Awards. These identify the highest levels of achievement in hotel design, architecture and interior design in the global hospitality industry, focusing on services, sustainability, ergonomics, originality and creativity. The highest-scoring winners from each region are automatically entered into the overall International Awards, which ultimately determine the world’s finest property companies.
Regent Hotels and Resorts President Ralf Ohletz Count von Plettenberg said, “BLINK’s award is rightfully deserved. Regent Phuket was the first property to be launched as we set about the rebirth of Regent, one of the great hospitality brands. It was essential to set the tone and find the right bespoke luxury design language for the group. We feel this has been achieved and we are pleased to be working with BLINK on other projects in a spirit of understanding and creativity. We share the same commitment to hotel design inspired by and evolving out of a sense of place and a deep understanding of the location’s culture and design vernacular.”
Regent Phuket Cape Panwa General Manager Brice Borin added, “It is truly a pleasure working with BLINK to mold Regent Phuket Cape Panwa into an icon in the design and architecture industry. We have received brilliant comments on the uniqueness of our tropical luxury resort and beachside residence. It is important for us to ensure that this experience is conveyed to our guests and enhanced by their stay.”
Regent Phuket is a traditionally inspired beach residence embellished with touches of Thailand and Asia. As BLINK Founder and Creative Director Clint Nagata describes, “the colonial feel of the exterior cedes to glowing, flowing interior spaces with warm tonal accents and spectacular back-lit high ceilings.” The design takes its cue from Sino-Portuguese and contemporary Thai colonial-era culture, to complement the existing structure’s colonial-style, with the hotel’s lobby revealing the exposed roof structure of the classic Thai arch, finished with natural rattan and the characteristic Thai-green accent colour. Playing on the interior architecture to enhance the octagonal shape and the high-ceiling space, the resort’s exterior maintains a simple tone-on-tone color scheme that synchronizes with other notable public spaces, confirming Regent Phuket Cape Panwa’s place among the iconic beachfront resorts.
Last year, BLINK won the Silver Award in the Hotel Space category at the 2013 Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards (APIDA) for its work on Regent Phuket Cape Panwa. The USD42 million Regent Phuket Cape Panwa also received distinction as a finalist in the Best Resort category at the prestigious 33rd annual Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design.
Situated in a totally private bay yet offering easy access to major tourist attractions, Regent Phuket Cape Panwa presents a timelessly fresh, effortlessly Thai and bespoke resort experience, and features one of South-east Asia’s best ocean-view spa facilities. With a personality all of its own and benefiting from one of the region’s most incredible locations, Regent Phuket offers an unrivalled way to explore and enjoy Southern Thailand, an endlessly popular and world renowned leisure and tourism destination.