The Regent Bordeaux is set for its June opening, which will mark the entrance of the Regent brand into France.
The property, which is likely to set a new standard of luxury in the wine region, is located opposite the Opéra National de Bordeaux in the Golden Triangle, which will provide plenty of high-end shopping for clients. The hotel will also have a 12-room spa, a rooftop indoor swimming pool and 22 suites, many offering a personal wine bar stocked with local vintages. The hotel in all has 128 rooms. The fine dining restaurant will be L'Océan, an 80-seat “haute seafood venue” run by Executive Chef Pascal Nibaudeau, who served most recently at the two-star Michelin Belle Époque-style Brasserie l'Europe in Brussels.
Housed in a renovated historic palais, the Regent Bordeaux was originally slated to carry the Radisson flag until the property was upgraded last year.
In total, the hotel has two introductory packages: The “Wine Prestige Package,” which provides accommodations in a 230-square-foot Prestige Suite, designed by Jacques Garcia, which includes a fully-stocked private wine bar and a separate bedroom, living room and marble bathroom.
It also includes an in-room wine tasting at the suite’s bar, featuring a personal sommelier and customized selection of Bordeaux wines. Rates start at $975 per night, double or quadruple occupancy, subject to availability. Offer valid June 1 to August 31, 2008.
The “Bordeaux Discovery Package” provides accommodations in a superior room, a two-hour guided tour of Bordeaux, a visit to a local vineyard, access to the city’s main monuments, historic sites and museums and acomplimentary wine tasting at the Bordeaux Wine Council’s “Bar à Vin.” Rates start at $593 for two nights, double occupancy. The offer is valid June 1 to December 31, 2008.
Bordeaux was officially included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites as of June 28, 2007. The Bordeaux World Heritage site covers half the city, from the outer boulevards to the banks of the Garonne.
With more than 347 historic monuments in a protected area of 150 hectares, as well as three churches (Saint-André, Saint-Michel, and Saint-Seurin), which were already listed as World Heritage sites on the pilgrim road to Santiago de Compostela, Bordeaux had a number of assets to convince the jury.