Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa Named One Of China's Top 10 Most Popular Resort Hotels For Fourth Consecutive Year

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June 01, 2009

SANYA, China -  Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa, the first Hilton Worldwide Resort in China, has once again been named as one of “China’s Top 10 Most Popular Resort Hotels” of 2009 at the 21st Century Economic Herald Golden Pillow Awards, an accolade the resort has won every year since opening in 2005.

Mr Jean-Pierre Mainardi, General Manager of Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa, said this latest award was an acknowledgement of Hilton Sanya as a premium resort and a reflection of the impeccable service standards the team had maintained over the years.

“We are proud that we have been consistently setting the benchmark for service and operational excellence for luxury hotels in China. This award will serve to motivate our staff, further inspiring them to carry on offering our guests with ‘A True Resort Experience with a Difference’, which is our defining concept,” he said.
The Golden-Pillow Awards is co-organized by 21st Century Business Herald, China’s top financial publication and Business Travel, China’s first magazine combining business and travel.

Set amongst lush tropical gardens and on 400 metres of white, powdery beach front at the western end of Yalong Bay, Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa has consistently received positive feedback from guests for its outstanding property and exceptional hospitality.
The evaluation process of this year’s Golden Pillow Awards lasted for almost four months, going through several rounds of judging from professionals in the business, media and hotel investment communities.

About Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa
•    Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa features a total of 492 guestrooms, suites and villas. It commands a prime location on 400m of unspoilt beach front at the western end of Yalong Bay, a 35-minute drive from the city of Sanya and 45-minute drive from 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.

Contact:
Serena Liu
Marketing & Communications Manager
Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa
Tel: +86 (0)898 8858 8888 - 8860
Fax: +86 (0)898 8858 8838
Email: serena.liu@hilton.com

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