Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the debut of The Westin Sanya Haitang Bay Resort, Westin’s first beach resort hotel in Hainan Island, China’s premier tropical resort destination. Located in picturesque Haitang Bay, the resort marks the brand’s 18th property in Greater China -- its second largest market behind the United States. Having tripled its presence in China in the past three years, Westin continues to build on its powerful growth momentum; the company plans to open three more hotels in China this year.
“We are truly delighted to open our first Westin beach resort, The Westin Sanya Haitang Bay Resort,” said Raetus Balzer, General Manager of The Westin Sanya Haitang Bay Resort. “The Westin brand has enjoyed tremendous success in China, and we will continue on this growth trajectory, bringing our innovative programming and signature design to dynamic destinations, ensuring that all guests leave feeling better than when they first arrived at our hotels.”
With magnificent views of the South China Sea, The Westin Sanya Haitang Bay Resort features 448 inspiring guestrooms, suites and villas amidst 12,000 square meters of tropical waterscapes. It is a 30-minute drive from the Sanya Phoenix International Airport. The resort also provides seamless access to Sanya’s renowned white sandy beaches and attractions, including Sanya Begonia Bay, Seasea Peninsula Golf Club, Wuzhizhou Island, Yazhou Ancient City, and Sanya City.
Aligning with the Westin brand’s core philosophy of preserving wellness on the road, The Westin Sanya Haitang Bay Resort is designed with a striking mountainous backdrop and a tranquil deep blue ocean frontage. The soothing, sensory-rich atmosphere begins the moment a guest arrives at the resort. Surrounded by beautiful tropical plants, soft music and the aroma of Westin’s signature white tea, guests will immediately be immersed in a cocoon of well-being, a welcome respite from the rigors of travel.
All guestrooms offer signature Westin amenities, including the world-renowned Westin Heavenly® Bed – featuring lush sheets, down cushioning and a patented pillow-top mattress, which cradles and contours to the body for complete comfort. Large balconies, with either a garden or sea view, are specially designed to let guests be at their best. Each room also features the revitalizing spa-like Heavenly® Bath, enhanced with the brand’s Heavenly® Shower, Heavenly® Robe and luxurious White Tea Aloe bath amenities; a flat screen LCD television; and in-room high-speed Internet access.
Other appealing choices, designed with guest’s well-being in mind, include five swimming pools and 10 Jacuzzis surrounded by the resort’s lush landscaping; a WestinWORKOUT® gym that combines state-of-the-art equipment and high-performance workouts to create a customized fitness solution; and the blissful Heavenly Spa by Westin™.
The Westin Sanya Haitang Bay Resort offers a variety of compelling epicurean experiences. The all-day dining restaurant Seasonal Tastes presents nourishing and imaginative menu creations using the freshest ingredients. Five Senses provides the perfect place to savor authentic Cantonese cuisines and other specialty dishes from around the regions of China. At Mai, guests can explore the culture and flavors of contemporary Japanese cuisine creatively prepared by sushi and hibachi-style cooking methods. The Lobby Lounge welcomes guests throughout the day and night, elevating their senses with a cocktail, hot Westin Jing Tea or freshly brewed coffee.
The resort also features 24-hour in-room dining service and the Westin brand’s signature SuperFoodRxTM menu, which includes nutrient-rich and delicious options made from ingredients that are optimal for countering illness and enhancing health.
Delight in Details
With 2,700 square meters of meeting space and a large pre-function area, The Westin Sanya Haitang Bay Resort provides a new and exceptional destination for business meetings, conferences, weddings, gala dinners or other social occasions. Ten individual function rooms, including a 1,200 square meter Grand Ballroom with dramatic 9-meter high ceilings and crystal chandeliers, promise to take every meeting experience to the next level.
Additionally, the resort offers a wide array of thoughtful services, including Clutter-Free Meetings, helping guests stay productive with streamlined stations that keep work areas organized, and a state-of-the-art business center designed to meet the needs of today’s traveler. The banquet team consists of experienced professionals committed to looking after every detail, from corporate events to personalized weddings or private party management.
In conjunction with the resort’s opening, The Westin Sanya Haitang Bay Resort is offering the Renewal Room Package from RMB1,780 per room per night. This promotion includes a RMB1,000 dining credit for food and beverage consumption in the resort, daily breakfast for two, and double points for SPG members.
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About Westin Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts offers innovative programs that transform every aspect of a stay into a revitalizing experience. All Westin signature services – like the Heavenly Bed, delicious SuperFoods and WestinWORKOUT studio – have been designed with the guests’ well-being in mind. Westin hotels, with more than 190 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,162 properties in nearly 100 countries and 171,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and ElementSM. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.