The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has teed off 2017 with the opening of its first golf resort in China. The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou on Hainan Island is situated on the golf resort of Mission Hills, which has ten 18-hole championship courses.
Built on top of a bedrock of ancient lava from extinct volcanos, the dramatic landscape features rocky outcrops with striking variations of jungle vegetation, expansive lakes and wetlands which can be viewed from every room. Located in Hainan Island, often called the Hawaii of China. The 175-room, 16-suite hotel has 3,500 square meters of banquet facilities for conferences and celebrations. Spaces include a 1,350 square meter Grand Ballroom, two Junior Ballrooms (275 square meters each), seven Meeting Rooms and one Boardroom. A manicured Fairway Lawn is also available for weddings and outdoor events.
“The island is rich in culture and off-the-beaten track experiences that reflects a China many have not seen, making it an ideal spot for families and friends to travel and explore,” said Hervé Humler, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou pays homage to the heritage of golf throughout. The architects AECOM, with interior designers HBA Los Angeles, have created a design reminiscent of an elegant golf clubhouse. Guest rooms incorporate fabrics and patterns inspired by vintage golf elements.
On the roof, the hotel has the Flair Bar and patio, which overlooks the golf course and serves cocktails highlighting local fruits, including lychees from the trees that dot the grounds of Mission Hills. A Scottish bagpiper’s lament signals the end the day before dinner in Flair’s private dining room, which offers a selection of single-malt whiskies and cigars. For dining guests can also enjoy the Tin Lung Heen Cantonese restaurant, which incorporates classic Chinese décor combined with contemporary textures of wood and stone. Diners can enjoy Cantonese cuisine and regional delicacies while listening to a master recite classic T’ang Dynasty poetry. Another restaurant, Terra, serves dishes ranging from Tuscany to China prepared by an international lineup of chefs.
After the hard-fought battles on the fairway, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, with its seven treatment rooms offers a signature Golfer’s Retreat treatment, to sooth away the skirmishes of the day, amongst other rejuvenating and relaxing treatments. The Spa also has a steam room, cool mist showers and indoor vitality pools with jets, as well as a fitness center and swimming pool. Golfers can prepare for the day with Golfer’s Yoga on the lawn. Within close proximity to the hotel, Mission Hills Centreville is an entertainment and nightlife hub. The design of the Town Center is influenced by design themes from all over the world, with an indoor and outdoor commercial shopping complex complete with ponds, bridges, islands and a plaza designed for festival activities.