Raffles Hotels & Resorts will arrive at a new milestone in September 2013, as it expands its collection to 10 hotels with the opening of Raffles Hainan.
The luxury resort, Raffles’ second property in China, will open in Clearwater Bay, the new hotspot on the southeast coast of Hainan Island – China’s answer to the French Riviera and a rising star in the luxury tourism market.
Clearwater Bay encompasses the Raffles resort, two championship golf courses designed by US-based Schmidt-Curley Design, private residences, luxury retail, a cinema complex, yacht clubs and a 780-berth marina for sailing and water sports. With nearly 7 1/2 miles of beautiful coastline, Clearwater Bay is regarded as one of only three “singing beaches” in the world.
The 299-room Raffles Hainan, situated on prime beachfront location, includes 32 villas, all with private balconies and scenic views of the ocean or golf course. A large Raffles Spa offering both Asian and Western treatments, seven restaurants and bars, and private events spaces will sit alongside Hainan’s homage to the Long Bar at Raffles Singapore, in tribute to the Hainanese brand levitra online pharmacy bartender who created the Singapore Sling.
Rooms and suites feature a contemporary design combined with locally inspired accents. Artisan wood furnishings, colorful fabrics and artworks pay homage to the traditional hill tribes in Hainan, and bring a sense of place to the interiors.
Raffles Hainan will showcase more than 1,000 works of art throughout the resort. Curated by Willow Gallery from Hong Kong, pieces include specially commissioned works from contemporary Chinese artists, sculptures, tribal ornaments and even multimedia art.
With the addition of Raffles’ signature warm and graceful service embodied by the Raffles Butlers, we are setting a new luxury benchmark on [Hainan] island,” said Herbert Laubichler-Pichler, General Manager.
Raffles Hainan is Raffles Hotels & Resorts’ second property in China, following the historic Raffles Beijing. The tropical Hainan Island is 3 hours flight from Beijing, and ideal as complement to Beijing’s cultural experience.
Guests at Raffles Hainan can stay three nights for the price of two until November 30, 2013, including a complimentary upgrade to a Grand Ocean View Room, round-trip airport transfers, welcome drink, daily buffet breakfast for two and late checkout until 6pm.