From Wayback Machine about New World Development Company Limited (NWD):
Wikipedia reports that it was closed on 31 March 2010 for demolition. On my photo from October 2011, it's almost gone.
I believe back then when it was inaugurated, the Hotel was called The Regent. It may have changed hands and renamed The Renaissance some two decades ago (I think, but not sure)? After the renovation still underway, I believe it would be called The Regent again.
you're right, the hotel started as the Regent (when I took a photo of it in 1980 - but I don't really remember having noticed it). There is a place for it (Regent Hotel / InterContinental Hong Kong [1980- ]). The hotel survived until today, but the New World Centre behind it was demolished 2010/11. And yes, I also read that the hotel will reopen as the "Regent Hong Kong" in 2022.
I lived at the New World Hotel for a month after moving to HK as a wide-eyed 23-year-old in June 1981: and here I still am after nearly 40 eventful years.
There were two hotels in the New World Centre.. The New World Hotel and The Regent. There was another New World Hotel across at the Conventional & Exhibition Plaza called New Word Harbour View. since 1988. That was the one that got renamed Renaissance Harbour View.
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