Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has signed an agreement with Hainan Jianfeng Tourism Development to debut China’s first W Retreat and the second St. Regis resort on Hainan Island.
The development is part of the group’s long-term strategy to expand its luxury presence in Hainan.
Slated to open in 2019 and 2020 respectively, W Retreat & Spa Sanya – Haitang Bay and The St. Regis Sanya Haitang Bay Resort will both be located at the North Wing of Haitang Bay.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific, Greater China president Qian Jin said: "The rapid growth of Starwood’s luxury brands in China reflects the robust demand for high-end hospitality from an increasingly affluent market, where domestic travel continues to thrive."
The St. Regis Sanya Haitang Bay Resort and W Retreat & Spa Sanya – Haitang Bay will be located near Haitangwan town, 38km from Sanya’s city centre and 45km from Sanya Phoenix International Airport.
W Retreat & Spa Sanya – Haitang Bay will include 450 guestrooms, ten villas and more than 2,400m² of meeting and event space as well as a business centre, spa, fitness centre, indoor heated swimming pool, kids club and W Hotels The Store.
In addition, W Retreat & Spa Sanya – Haitang Bay will offer four restaurant and bar offerings, including an all-day dining restaurant, Chinese restaurant, speciality restaurant and lobby lounge.
The St. Regis Sanya Haitang Bay Resort will feature 400 guestrooms and 15 villas, as well as a luxury spa, three restaurants, a lobby lounge, wine bar and over 2,000m² of meeting facilities.
It will be the brand’s third luxury resort in China and the second St. Regis resort on Hainan Island.
Image: The St. Regis Sanya Haitang Bay Resort. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.