The Regent Beijin Officially Opens in Jinbao Street

Beijing, China | April 26, 2007

Wah International Group and RegentHotels & Resorts today officially opened the doors to its first luxury hotel in Beijing, TheRegent Beijing. The opening was attended by Madam Chan Lai Wa, the founder of FuWah International Group - one of China's most celebrated entrepreneurs and a member ofthe National Committee of Chinese People's Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

The event comes just one year after the Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing opened inJinbao Street, which is fast taking shape as an elite shopping, entertainment andresidential area, in the heart of the famous Wangfujing district.

The new 500-room hotel is owned by property development company, Fu WahInternational Group and managed by Carlson Hotels Worldwide - Asia Pacific, one of theworld's leading hotel companies and parent company for Regent Hotels & Resorts.

Madam Chan Lai Wa, the founder of Fu Wah International Group, said: "TheRegent Beijing is a key addition to our company's investment ventures. This will be oursecond hotel partnership with Carlson in China and reinforces our confidence in CarlsonHotels Worldwide as our trusted global partner". Madam Chan added: "Jinbao Street isone of Fu Wah's key investment areas and is taking shape as one of the premium streetsin Beijing.

Projects in the area include shopping centres, luxury hotels and internationalschools. It will satisfy the needs of the capital's business leaders, government visitors andeven movie stars. Guests at the Regent are also in close proximity to China's mostfamous heritage sites including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Chang'anStreet."

Paul Kirwin, president, Carlson Hotels Worldwide - Asia Pacific, said: "We aredelighted to have such a strong partnership with a company as respected as Fu WahInternational Group. The vision to bring the Regent style and the Regent experience toBeijing will add another touch of glamour to Jinbao Street as an oasis for all its visitors.With the Olympics less than a year away, Carlson is committed to its role in creating aworld-class experience for visitors to this amazing city through properties like the Regentand also Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing. We want to ensure that visitors to Beijing havegreat memories of their stay in China and of course, of the games themselves."

Located in the commercial heart of Beijing, this state-of-the-art hotel providesguests with an exclusive sanctuary that blends contemporary luxury with the charm ofhistoric China.With interior design by world-renowned company Hirsch/Bedner Associates, thecontemporary yet classic The Regent Beijing features luxurious guestrooms and suitesthat offer modern facilities including complimentary high speed internet access, largeplasma television screens and DVD players. A number of the guestrooms enjoypanoramic views of the spectacular Forbidden City.

Four outstanding restaurants provide a wide array of dining experiences including:The Bar and Grill, an intimate and sophisticated restaurant featuring an exceptional grillmenu and a wide range of high quality French wines and champagne, premium spirits,ports and liquors; Daccapo, a contemporary Italian restaurant which is the perfect spot forlunch or dinner; Café 99, a more casual all-day dining restaurant, offers a la carte and abuffet selection of Western and Asian favourites; Li Jing Xuan offers Cantonese cuisineand features a main dining area and ten private dining rooms; and The Crescent Loungeis the ideal setting for a casual soiree, high tea or evening cocktails.

For meetings and events, The Regent Beijing offers a range of function rooms froma large 625 square metre ballroom to seven alternate rooms ideal for small to mediumsized meetings or banquets. A unique state-of-the-art new generation lighting systemprovides remote-controlled lighting, allowing for the room to be set to a variety of moods.

Guests can enjoy some of Beijing's best leisure facilities including a spa sanctuarywith ten private rooms for massage and treatments, a fully-equipped fitness centre andindoor swimming pool, and a selection of luxury boutique shops.

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Fu Wah International Group

Registered in 1988, the Fu Wah International Group supports a diverse portfolio of businesses andentrepreneurial ventures in the fields of real estate, tourism, electronics, the hospitality industry, redsandalwood art production and others. Among these ventures, various real estate projects havebeen completed, while others are being developed. Operational projects measure over 1,300,000square meters. Visit for more information.

Carlson Companies
Carlson Companies is a global leader in the marketing, travel, and hospitality industries. Among thenames in the Carlson family of brands and services are: Regent Hotels & Resorts ®; RadissonHotels & Resorts ®; Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts ; Country Inns & Suites By Carlson; Park Inn®hotels; Regent Seven Seas Cruises® ; T.G.I. Friday's® and Pick Up Stix® restaurants; CarlsonWagonlit Travel; Cruise Holidays; All Aboard Travel ; Cruise Specialists; ; ; Results Travel; Carlson Destination Marketing Services; Carlson Leisure TravelServices; SeaMaster Cruises® ;®; CW Government Travel; CarlsonMarketing®; Peppers & Rogers Group® ; and Gold Points Reward Network® , an online/offlineconsumer loyalty program.The Regent brand is a global leader in the luxury segment of the hospitality industry, encompassinghotels, resorts, residences and cruises worldwide. Renowned for its dedication to customer service,Regent provides discerning guests with personalized and innovative hospitality through The RegentExperience, designed to continuously exceed expectations. Regent Hotels & Resorts propertiesare developed globally by Carlson Hotels Worldwide in The Americas and Asia Pacific andBrussels-based Rezidor Hotel Group, which is developing Regent Hotels & Resorts in Europe, theMiddle East and Africa. For more information on Regent, visit

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