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Regent Chongqing- An Artistic Platform Showcasing Chongqing’s Fascinating Natural Sceneries and Impressive Culture

February 22, 2017 Luxury Hotels No Comments Email Email

Newly opened in December, 2016, Regent Chongqing is situated in the financial district Jiangbeizui and set between the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers. Imbued with a sense of place, Regent Chongqing is designed by the world well-known interior design company—LTW, inspired by city’s culture and natural scenery. Elements such as roofing tiles, grasscloth,camellia flower, munitions factory, Chinese chili are turned into elegant wall decorations or exquisite art pieces to be displayed in the hotel for staying guests to appreciate and experience the profound cultural heritage behind this historical city.

Entrance/Lobby

The lobby is perfectly symmetrical and is adorned with well carved decorative grill panels and Chinese Screen, highlighting Regent’s Asian roots with contemporary touches. Sculpted by the award-winning interior designer team, the two-level high ceramic wall art pieces depict the city’s impressive landscapes and roof ridges with Jingdezhen produced collage ceramic tiles and antique wooden beams. Meanwhile, it encompasses all elements of the country; Mountains, Cities and Rivers all act as main focal points.

Yu Kitchen

Located at the left side of the lobby, the All-day-dining restaurant Yu Kitchen is right next to the Ba Lounge. The kitchen island style bar table sets in between acts as a platform that can be reconfigured depending on the restaurant’s needs. A Crystal Inlay screen ties in with the recurring theme throughout the hotel. This partially permeable material allows the hotel to create different dining ambiences simply by changing the lighting.

Ba Lounge

Specially designed by Taiwanese interior designer, Ba Lounge’s duplex theme wall demonstrates the dynamic swirling scene of camellias. Thousands of camellia varieties grow against the clean white wall, purely breathtaking and leaving viewers space for imagination. The uniquely designed fire pit dining table can introduce a cosy atmosphere at night.

Robin’s Grill & Teppanyaki

Robin’s Grill & Teppanyaki is located on the second floor. On entrance, guests will be met with fourcrimped copper wire Chinese screens. Depicted according to artist’s iconic metal screen showcases the city citizens’ daily lives including the work and leisure time spent at the harbor, enjoying hotpot and climbing stairs and mountains, creating an interesting visual parallel of the real Chongqing. The high ceiling design allows guests to view the local, unique diaojiao buildings while overlooking theYuzhong District through boundless sky and river views.

Li Jing Shuen

A golden-brick decorated red wall is set at the entrance of the restaurant Li Jing Shuen to welcome the guests. Taking inspirations from renowned artwork- A Mountain City alongside the Yangtze River, the interior designer has pictured the mountain and river surroundings in a poetic way. A cleverly designed classical tea room acts as a partition in the entrance, and a wall decoration of a city scape showcases Chongqing city. Guests who are fond of Chinese Art and History will delight in the bird shaped crystal chandelier hanging from the ceiling of the private dining room. Designed by the artist, this giant art display consists of 250,000 crystal pieces, hung by 2,757 strings and presented as a modern remake of the bronze bird antique drinking vessel discovered from the San Xing Dui Culture and Civilization. Guests that dine in the largest private dining room-Wan Du may savor the exquisite modern Sichuan cuisine or traditional Cantonese delicacies under the 3” diameter camellia-shape molded bronze lighting while admiring the artistic wall depicting the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers.

Ballroom and Function Rooms

The symmetrical theme can be found in every little detail of the hotel’s public area design. While walking on the bridge that connects the fourth and fifth floor, guests shall see a two level high terrace field patterned artistic wall which vividly depicts this unique landscape of the city. As the major battlefield of the Anti-Japanese War, many military factories were built in Chongqing, and now remain as industrial heritages. The interior design team collected the torn weapons and turned them into modern cultural art displays by polishing, acid washing, gilding, enamel coloring and seaming with different textured materials such as bronze, glass, pottery or wood.

River Terrace

Inspired by the traditional Chinese pavilions, the outdoor rooftop bar River Terrace is equipped with soft lighting so that guests can still capture the fascinating river views during the night. Meanwhile, the magnificent mountain sceneries are well represented in the wooden Chinese screens set at the two sides of the bar.

Swimming Pool

Understated and complete with golden shades, the infinity pool creates a quiet and relaxing space for guests to escape the bustling city beneath.

Rooms

Designed in modern Oriental style, each guest room is decorated with a classic Chinese wooden screen. Golden crackle lacquer, antique red paint and gold bricks are used in abundance to create a mysterious and relaxed ambience, while the carpet is hand knotted with a design based on Sichuan costume patterns, paying homage to local craftsmanship. The Chongqing landscape wall painting is covered with rice paper. The concealed television and mini bar are examples of contemporary design, installed with both business and leisure travelers in mind. The recessed lighting device evokes a sense of elegance and calm for guests, while the art displays reveal the profoundness of the Chinese culture.

SPA/ Executive Lounge

An extension of the guest room design concept, the Spa and Executive Lounge area is decorated with local materials and art pieces. The three fabric screens displayed at Executive Lounge, thread by well-known Taiwanese fabric artist, showcasing the unique field scenery of Chongqing city.

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