Mission Hills Group yesterday announced its joint venture with world-leading hotel company, Marriott International. This shows the development of the Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance Hotels at Mission Hills Haikou.
With a total investment of RMB1.3 billion, both hotels will open to the public in the second quarter of 2015. It will be the first golf hotel management project operated by Marriott International in the Greater China region.
Dr. Ken Chu, Chairman and CEO of Mission Hills Group, said, "The Ritz-Carlton will offer 180 rooms and 20 villas whereas The Renaissance will have over 300 keys. It will be the icing on Mission Hills’ Haikou development of a township of 300 shops and Hainan’s first ever real ice skating. Our partnership will yield both economic and cultural benefits to the local tourism industry, while offering guests the ultimate golf and holiday experience."
Simon Cooper, President and Managing Director of Marriott International, Asia-Pacific, added, "Hainan represents a massive growth market for the hotel industry, and it’s a market which Marriott International is very keen on. Mission Hills’ vision is impressive, and we look forward to our groundbreaking partnership providing visitors to Mission Hills Hainan."
The new Ritz-Carlton hotel is designed by AECOM, a Fortune 500 design and engineering company, and HBA, one of the top interior design consultants. It will feature traditional oriental design blended with contemporary living in an intimate setting. The design will offer discerning guests a completely new golf vacation destination.
The Renaissance Hotel style will be modern and sophisticated. It will be surrounded by green space and trees, thereby creating a natural harmony with the environment. It will also incorporate the latest sustainable technology to provide guests with first-class leisure facilities and an unparalleled vacation experience.
About Mission Hills Group
Mission Hills Group (www.missionhillschina.com), owner and operator of Mission Hills Shenzhen and Mission Hills Hainan, is the pioneer in China’s fledgling hospitality, sports and leisure industry.
Mission Hills, recognized as the leading golf brand in the world and synonymous with high-end, luxurious residences of rare and exquisite design, has created two superb leisure and wellness resorts. It has held more than 100 international tournaments, including the 1995 World Cup of Golf and the Tiger Woods China Challenge in 2001. In 2007, Mission Hills began its role as the host of an unprecedented 12 editions of the Omega Mission Hills World Cup.
Mission Hills‧Haikou
Mission Hills‧Haikou lies in the volcanic region of exotic Hainan Island, China. The resort sets a new standard in leisure, recreation and wellness experiences. Nestled amid lush and green gardens, it caters to golf enthusiasts and has specially-designed golf courses, each incorporating native lava rock formations. Other state-of-the-art features include 518 elegantly-designed guest rooms and suites, a three-story clubhouse, China’s first Hank Haney Golf Academy, conference facilities, 12 world-class restaurants, a fully-equipped sports and recreation center, Hainan’s only aquatic theme park, therapeutic volcanic mineral springs, a spa oasis and a shopping arcade.
Mission Hills Haikou’s Blackstone Course hosted the inaugural Mission Hills Star Trophy in October 2010, a ground-breaking celebrity pro-am golf tournament for Asia. It will also host the Omega Mission Hills World Cup in November 2011. As a magnificent addition to Hainan’s tropical island paradise, Mission Hills is poised to become the island’s premier sanctuary, attracting visitors from around the globe.
How To Get There: Mission Hills Shenzhen is a 45-minute drive from Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). Mission Hills Hainan is 15 minutes from Haikou Meilan International Airport (HAK). Flights from major cities throughout Asia — including Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore — to Haikou are available.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA with more than 3,700 properties in 74 countries and territories and reported revenues of over $12 billion in fiscal year 2011. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands, including Marriott Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Bulgari, EDITION, Renaissance, Gaylord Hotels, Autograph Collection, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott Vacation Club, Grand Residences by Marriott, and The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club.  There are approximately 300,000 employees at headquarters, managed and franchised properties.  Marriott is consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business operations, which it conducts based on five core values: put people first, pursue excellence, embrace change, act with integrity, and serve our world. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.
AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves.  AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 130 countries and had revenue of $8.0 billion during its fiscal year 2011.  More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.
About HBA
HBA, a global leader in Hospitality design, was founded in the year 1964 by the late Mr. Howard Hirsch and Mr. Michael Bedner. HBA will be approaching its 50th anniversary in 2014.
Headquartered out of Los Angeles, HBA today has more than 800 worldwide employees in 13 offices over 4 continents that work in 50 different countries in 2012.
As the world’s first and foremost hospitality interior design firm, Hirsch Bedner Associates has mastered every design challenge. Our designers work with clients to create fantasy, provide comfort, and add a sense of drama and theater — "a stage for the guest’s experience as actor and audience." This philosophy guides and motivates us to stay on the forefront with new directions and innovations in hospitality design.
Augmenting HBA’s renowned design talent is sound technical expertise and a pragmatic approach to project management. Our primary objective is to create value — excellent design, completed on time and with budget. From our inception in 1964, HBA revolutionized the practice of hotel design by establishing it as a professional discipline. Today, our system, specifications and methods of documentation are recognized as the international standards of the industry.
HBA’s experienced group of design professionals has a unique understanding of hospitality projects — from cultural and geographical considerations to financial and programmatic requirements. This knowledge and expertise encompasses luxury hotels, resorts, boutique hotels, specialty restaurants, casinos as well as residential showflats, clubhouses and cruise ships.
For further information, please contact:
Mission Hills Group:
Sundi Shi
Tel:     (86) 136 3298 5365
Marriott International
Jane Cai
Tel:     (852) 2192 6204
Fax:    (852) 2192 6046
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