Ritz-Carlton will open its first golf resort in China next year in Hainan’s hub for business and tourism, Haikou.
With 21 private villas and a dedicated golf club, the 201 room resort will be developed by Mission Hills Golf Club and managed by Ritz-Carlton, according to Hospitality Net. The new resort will be home to the largest public golf complex in the world, boasting 10 world-class golf courses.
Ritz-Carlton president and CEO Herve Humler said of the project, “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 travelers and golf enthusiasts from across the globe.”
Haikou, nicknamed the Coconut City, is home to China’s national sailing and windsurfing team, and has become a tourist destination due to its white sandy beaches and proximity to historical sites, including The Temple of Five Lords and the Tomb of Hai Rui.
The hotel, which will open in late 2015, features five bars and restaurants, a spa and leisure facilities, tennis courts, two swimming pools, and 1,480 square meters of convention and meeting spaces.
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