Hilton Sanya Resort And Spa Voted 'Best Resort For Holiday' By National Geographic Traveler China

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April 01, 2009

SANYA, China -  Hilton Sanya Resort and Spa, the first Hilton Worldwide Resort in China, was recently voted “Best Resort for Holiday” in the 4th Readers’ Choice Gold List by National Geographic Traveler China.

Commenting on this latest achievement, Mr. Jean-Pierre Mainardi, General Manager of Hilton Sanya Resort and Spa said: “We are indeed very honored about this recognition from millions of readers, as this further affirms our strong commitment to provide our guests with the best hospitality that a spa resort can offer, while they discover the natural wonders of Sanya and Hainan Island.”

Set amongst lush tropical gardens and on 400 meters of white, powdery beach front at the western end of Yalong Bay, Hilton Sanya Resort and Spa opened in December 2005 and has consistently received positive feedback from guests for its outstanding property and exceptional hospitality.

The Readers’ Choice Gold List by National Geographic Traveler China aims to highlight favourite destinations worldwide voted by both media and consumers. It is considered the world’s most widely read travel magazine with twelve editions worldwide and a readership of 7.2 million. 90 percent of the editorial content is focused on leisure and cultural travel.

Other than this latest award, Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa has also received other outstanding accolades such as ‘Best Resort in Asia’ by TravelWeekly Asia, ‘The Best Resort in China’ by Trends Travel magazine, ‘Top Ten Resorts in China’ by 21st Century Economic Herald, ‘Best of the Best Hotel’ by Gafencu Magazine and ‘Best Destination Spa’ at the Asia Spa & Wellness Festival Gold Awards 2009.

About Hilton Sanya Resort and Spa
Hilton Sanya Resort and Spa features a total of 501 guestrooms, suites and villas. It commands a prime location on 400m of unspoilt beach front at the western end of Yalong Bay, a 30-minute drive from the city of Sanya and the international airport. The average room size will be 48.5sqm, with over 50% of the rooms overlooking a wide, crescent-shaped sandy beach and the South China Sea. The remainder has vistas over the surrounding National Park. A 6780sqm Spa Retreat that encompasses a spa with eight treatment pavilions, a fitness centre offering exercise equipment, a reflex zone for traditional massages and foot reflexology, a relaxation area with deck lounges, steam room and sauna, and a tea lounge. Other facilities include six restaurants and bars, a 3800sqm resort pool resort, two tennis courts, Kidz Paradise, and a one-stop Yalong Bay Adventure Club. The resort also features a detached all-inclusive MICE Pavilion that offers extensive meeting and banquet facilities, more than 3000sqm of space in two storeys as well as two spacious outdoor event lawns.

Hilton International has linked up with one of China’s foremost developers, the China Jin Mao Group Co – the company behind the striking Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai.

The island enjoys a year-round tropical climate. It offers a treasure trove of activities including fishing, scuba diving, golf, visits to minority villages, cultural sites as well as proximity to the mainland and visa-free access. Infrastructure in Hainan is fast developing, with two international airports, wide railway network and accessible ports. The Island has been chosen venues for several prominent events including the Hong Kong-Sanya International Sailboat Race held every November, Hainan Discovery Triathlon in 2002 and 2003, as well as the recent Golden Rooster Film Awards, Sanya Happy Festival, and more.

Ms. Serena Liu, Marketing & Communications Manager, Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa   
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