Hainan, China: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC, has unveiled plans for its first golf resort in China when The Ritz-Carlton, Mission Hills opens in late 2015.
Adding to the brand’s growing portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts in China, The Ritz-Carlton, Mission Hills will be located in Haikou, the capital of Hainan Province.
Herve Humler, President and Chief Operating Officer, said: “Our first golf resort in China marks a new chapter of growth for The Ritz-Carlton and sets the stage for expanding our resort and golf portfolio throughout the region.
“Like other Ritz-Carlton world-class golf facilities, we expect this new addition to attract luxury travellers and golf enthusiasts from across the globe.”
Developed by the Mission Hills Golf Club and managed by The Ritz-Carlton, the 201-room resort includes 21 private villas and a dedicated clubhouse. The Haikou Mission Hills Golf Club project includes 10 golf courses.
The nearby city of Haikou, nicknamed the Coconut City, has reinvented itself as Hainan’s new hub for business and tourism. The Haikou district is renowned for its pristine white sand beaches and is home to China’s national sailing and windsurfing teams.
Historically important sites nearby include The Temple of Five Lords, the Tomb of Hai Rui and the Xiuying Emplacement which reflect the local imperial seafaring heritage.
The property, designed by architects AECOM with interiors created by Hirsch Bedner Associates, includes five restaurants and bars, a Ritz-Carton Spa and extensive leisure facilities including tennis courts, two swimming pools and a recreation pavilion.
The Ritz-Carlton, Mission Hills also offers 1,480 square metres of convention and meeting space.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc.