Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa voted as 'Best Destination Spa'

March 02, 2009

Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa, the first Hilton Worldwide Resort in China, was voted “Best Destination Spa” at the Asia Spa & Wellness Festival Gold Awards on 21 March 2009.

Commenting on the award, Mr. Jean-Pierre Mainardi, General Manager of Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa, said: “We are extremely honoured to receive this recognition from industry experts. Winning this award further serves to reinforce our commitment in offering guests a unique experience during their stay with our broad range of facilities, excellent service and spa concepts.”

Opened in December 2005, Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa is set amongst lush tropical gardens and on 400 metres of white, powdery beach. Since then, the resort has introduced several innovative services to enhance the resort experience, such as Spa Valets to help guests personalise their treatments; the “Holistic Journey” package at The Spa Retreat, designed to promote wellness through its spa treatments and new healthy food menu; customised dining options for children; value-added packages for families; wedding packages for couples, as well as spa and golf packages for leisure enthusiasts. This is all part of Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa’s concept of offering guests “A True Resort Experience with a Difference”.

The Asia Spa & Wellness Festival Gold Awards are one of the region’s most prestigious awards, recognising outstanding achievements and services provided by spas, wellness centres and resorts across the region. Since its opening, Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa has also received a host of other awards including ‘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 and ‘Best of the Best Hotel’ by Gafencu Magazine.

About Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa
•    Hilton Sanya Resort & 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.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

With more than 500 hotels and resorts on six continents, Hilton continues to be an innovative leader in the full-service hospitality segment and one of the most recognized global names in the industry. Hilton’s belief that Travel Should Take You Places® celebrates a commitment to the guest experience and to the idea that travel can and should be transformative. Hilton’s variety of services, amenities and programs are designed to give guests more choice and control over their stays so they can be at their best, 24/7 whether they travel for business or leisure. Each unique Hilton hotel and resort was designed to reflect the sense of place of its location; each team member chosen to reflect the local culture and community. Start your journey at www.hilton.com available in English, Spanish and French.

For further information, please contact:
Ms. 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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