New World Hotels opens 350-key property in Hainan

HAINAN, CHINA New World Hotels announces the 350-key New World Haikou Hotel, slated to open in 2014 in Hainan’s fast-growing Haikou area.

The ocean-facing hotel with its own beach will be designed as a refreshing Hainan destination alternative, aiming to satisfy business, leisure and convention guests. New World Haikou Hotel will be part of a multi-use complex of residential units and serviced apartments, a convention center, retail outlets and a cultural center.

The hotel will offer 1,700 sq. m of meeting space, including an 800-sq.-m ballroom and six function rooms, and will also be linked to a substantial meeting and convention center.

The high and low-rise design of the hotel, enhanced by a landscape of lush foliage, will complement the lagoon-like setting and local design vernacular. Twelve guest villas will feature private oceanfront plunge pools.

A cafe, Chinese restaurant, seafood restaurant, lobby lounge and poolside restaurant and bar will incorporate ocean views, terraces, open-air features or skylights to take advantage of the beachfront, lagoon-like setting. Other facilities will include a free-standing Club lounge, signature wedding pavilion, health club, standalone spa, free-form swimming pool, tennis court and dedicated recreation areas for children and teens.

New World operates deluxe hotels in Dalian, Shanghai, Wuhan, Ho Chi Minh City and Manila, with affiliated hotels in Shenyang and Shunde. The hotels offer a full range of relevant amenities and services, including multiple restaurants, business services, extensive meeting facilities, executive floors and recreational options. New World Hotels, one of Hong Kong-based New World Hospitality’s growing portfolio of brands, is targeted to more than double in size by 2015.

The opening of New World Haikou Hotel will reinforce Hong Kong-based New World’s strategic expansion plans in mainland China, where the group has projects in the pipeline in Guiyang (scheduled to open in 2011), Beijing (2012), Shenyang (2013) and Qingyuan (2014).