Mr. Tony Marrinan, General Manager of InterContinental Sanya Resort at the Award Ceremony.
(Sanya, China) 14 April 2011 – At the award ceremony of "TTG China Travel Awards 2011" held in Shanghai, InterContinental Sanya Resort was recognized as "Best New Resort in China".

TTG China Travel Awards, modeled after the annual flagship TTG Travel Awards, is one of the most coveted and influential travel awards platform in celebrating and honouring China’s travel and tourism industry. This Award organized by TTG Publishing, with TTG China, TTG-BT mice China, TTG Asia and TTG mice, the region’s leading travel trade titles, is to honor the best travel and tourism organization voted by all readers of above publishing. As all readers are also fellow professionals in the industry, winners are deemed to be the best in China’s travel and tourism industry from a trade’s perspective.

Back for the fourth year, TTG China Travel Awards applaud exemplary industry partners that strive to maintain quality standards to ensure a stellar experience for all. All invited readers are encouraged to vote without any pre-nominated contenders for the awards, just simply nominate organizations that they perceive best deserve the various awards, based on a listed set of criteria via online voting and printed voting forms.

Opened in July 2010, InterContinental Sanya Resort has received great recognition from the guests and professionals for its unique design, excellent and advanced facilities, special eco-friendly concept and individual service.

"It is our great honor to receive such a prestigious award", said Tony Marrinan, General Manager of InterContinental Sanya Resort. "Followed by the award of ‘Best New Opening Resort’ by 2010 Golden Chair Award of China MICE Industry early this month, this is our third award recognized by travel industry since our opening. Thanks for the support and attention from all guests and friends, we will keep our effort on offering impressive and outstanding experience to all our customers."

InterContinental Sanya Resort occupies one of the most beautiful locations – Xiao Dong Hai in Sanya, surrounded by sandy beaches and green mountains, offers guests picturesque views from every room. Beautiful water features and water gardens throughout the Resort create a serene yet stylish ambience. The Resort offers 343 sea view rooms including 24 beachside villas & 12 executive suites, and guests can lounge in 5 swimming pools, dine in 8 restaurants and bars, unwind in our soothing SPA InterContinental or choose from 1 ballroom and 7 inspiring meeting rooms.

About InterContinental Sanya Resort:
InterContinental Sanya Resort is owned by Luhuitou Tourist Area Development Co., Ltd. Sanya and managed by InterContinental Hotels Group, the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms. For more information on InterContinental Sanya Resort and its facilities, please visit or call 400 8840 888 for reservations.

About IHG:
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms. IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, over 4,400 hotels and more than 645,000 guest rooms in over 100 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of well recognised and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®, and also manages the world’s largest hotel loyalty programme, Priority Club® Rewards with 48 million members worldwide.

IHG has nearly 1,400 hotels in its development pipeline, which will create 160,000 jobs worldwide over the next few years.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

IHG offers information and online reservations for all its hotel brands at and information for the Priority Club Rewards programme at For the latest news from IHG, visit our online Press Office at  

Media Contacts:

Julie Wang
Director of Marketing Communications
InterContinental Sanya Resort
Tel: +86 898 8861 8888
Fax: +86 898 8820 6203  

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