From Art Basel to New Art Butler:The Regent Bal Harbour Shows Off Privately-Commissioned Art Collection

Bal Harbour | October 01, 2008

South Florida's hottest new hotel, The Regent Bal Harbour, is "the" place to stay for Art Basel Miami Beach with a NEW Art Butler and an artful new package catered to discerning art aficionados flocking to Miami for the cultural and social highlight of the season.

Recently honored as one of the 15 Hotels to Watch on Travel + Leisure's World's Best List 2008, one of the 30 Best New Hotels Around the Globe on Travel + Leisure's It List 2008, as well as one of the 40 Must-See Properties on Travel Agent's 2008 "Hot New List," the stylish beachfront resort rests in the heart of exclusive Bal Harbour Village, Florida.

American flagship for the renowned Regent brand, The Regent Bal Harbour is a stunning showplace for contemporary art with a collection appraised at $4 million in 2002. The experience begins mere steps into the lobby where guests are greeted by a larger-than-life abstract untitled oil painting by artist Ed Moses. Out on the terrace overlooking the Haulover Inlet stands a towering, 30-foot bronze sculpture by California sculptor Guy Dill, recognized for his abstract Bronze Angel series. Interspersed throughout public spaces as well as all guest rooms and suites, the collection draws from the hotel's intricate layout of arches and curved glass facades. Interiors provide a sophisticated backdrop for eye-catching works, with architectural elements, millwork, lighting and textural materials combined in an elegant Asian sensibility reflecting Regent International's Hong Kong roots.

The collection was assembled by California-based art consultant Joan Warren-Grady, who serves as in-house curator for The Regent Bal Harbour, and has 200 properties on her international client list.

The Regent Bal Harbour is located 15 minutes from renowned South Beach and under 30 minutes from both Miami International and Fort Lauderdale airports. The hotel houses the first Guerlain Spa to debut in North America and signature restaurant 1 Bleu, only the second Le Cordon Bleu restaurant collaboration in North America.

Enjoy "From Art Basel to Art Butler" at The Regent Bal Harbour, including:

  • Deluxe Accommodations for two at The Regent Bal Harbour - 4 Night Package

  • Daily transfer to Art Basel in Miami's Art Deco District

  • Two tickets to Art Basel Miami Beach

  • Dinner for two with wine pairings at The Regent Bal Harbour's signature restaurant, 1 Bleu

  • Swiss continental breakfast each morning

  • Private Tour of $4 million art collection given by The Regent Bal Harbour "Art Butler" or, alternatively, take a self-guided tour.

Package starts at $825 + taxes per night, valid December 1 - December 8.For more information or to make reservations at The Regent Bal Harbour, please call 800.545.4000, or 305.455.5400, or visit

About Regent Hotels & Resorts - Regent Hotels & Resorts is part of Carlson, a global leader in the hospitality, travel and marketing industries. The Regent brand encompasses luxury hotels, resorts, residences and cruises throughout the world offering discerning travelers The Regent ExperienceSM. Regent Seven Seas operates a fleet of medium-sized luxury cruise ships that visit over 300 ports on all seven continents, including Antarctica, and is consistently ranked among the world's top cruise lines. Regent Hotels & Resorts offers a global portfolio of luxury properties in Beijing; Singapore; Taipei; Berlin; Zagreb, Croatia; Bal Harbour, Florida; Bordeaux, France; and Turks and Caicos. Future global developments include properties in The Republic of Maldives; Bangkok, Thailand; Phuket Cape Panwa, Thailand; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Manila Bay, the Philippines; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. For more information, visit

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