STARWOOD Hotels & Resorts has launched its new resort in Hainan, a Westin-branded property with 356 rooms and suites as well as the largest Heavenly Spa by Westin in China.
Located in Qingshui Bay, Hainan, The Westin Blue Bay Resort is 64km from Sanya Phoenix Airport, allowing convenient access to natural scenic spots in Lingshui, such as Tufu Bay, Yezi Island, Xiangshui Bay, Nanwan Monkey Island, Diaoluo Mountain and Xiaomei Lake.
“The Westin Blue Bay Resort is one of four Westin properties opening in China by year’s end, underscoring the rising demand for the popular brand in this fast-growing market,” said Brian Povinelli, global brand leader for Westin Hotels & Resorts and Le Méridien.
“Westin is on track to surpass 20 hotels in China by year’s end and increase its portfolio by 50 per cent in the next three years with the addition of 11 new hotels in China.”
The resort boasts a custom-designed vertical garden of lush indigenous flora in the lobby and views of the South China Sea. Rooms comes in Deluxe Oceanfront Rooms, Oceanfront Studio Rooms, Renewal Oceanfront Suites, or Royal Villas categories, all featuring a balcony, refreshment centre, work area with flat-screen LCD television and high-speed Internet access.
Other amenities within the resort include a coastal RunWestin route, outdoor pool, WestinWorkout studio, a workout clothing and shoes rental service in partnership with sporting goods brand New Balance, a 2,230m2 Heavenly Spa by Westin that encompasses private treatment villas and a VIP spa villa, a yoga room and Westin Kids Club.
The Westin Blue Bay Resort offers several dining outlets such as the signature Seasonal Tastes serving healthy food, the Juicery, Five Sen5es for local Hainanese delicacies, The Noodle Bowl, the Lobby Lounge, Poolbar and the rooftop Mix Bar.
The Westin will also launch Tangent, its innovative workspace concept for small groups, at the resort, making it the first Westin property in China to offer it.
To mark its opening, The Westin Blue Bay Resort has an opening rate of 1,288 yuan (US$210) per night for a Deluxe Oceanfront Room, subject to 15 per cent service charge, which includes 1,000 yuan in F&B credit, free Internet and double Starpoints for SPG members valid until November 30, 2014.