Mission Hills, Marriott team up on Ritz project

The Mission Hills Group, a driving force behind golf’s rapid growth in China, has partnered with Marriott International to manage new Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance Hotels at Mission Hills on Hainan. The proposed Ritz-Carlton, Haikou will become the brand’s first Asia-Pacific golf resort hotel. Along with the new Renaissance Hotel, it will cater to the ever-increasing number of tourists and business visitors to Hainan Island. Guests at both hotels will enjoy access to all resort amenities at Mission Hills Hainan, including 10 golf courses carved through lava rock fields, spa and volcanic mineral springs, and leisure town centre established by Mission Hills in partnership with Lan Kwai Fong, featuring lifestyle, shopping, entertainment, dining and cultural elements. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel at Mission Hills Hainan will adopt a traditional Spanish hacienda theme offering a striking contrast to the captivating volcanic landscape and native lava rock formations of the Blackstone Course. The facility will include 180 rooms, 20 villas, one presidential villa, a spa and The Ritz-Carlton Golf Clubhouse. The Renaissance Hotel will feature 300 rooms and fuse contemporary styling with touches of luxury and creativity. Construction will commence early this year and project completion is targeted for the fourth quarter of 2013. (http://www.marriott.com)