Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

September 09, 2008 10:37 ET

Fairmont Expands Asia Footprint With New Resort in China

New Property at Exclusive Haitang Bay of Sanya, Hainan Island, China

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 9, 2008) - Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced that it will manage the Fairmont Haitang Bay Resort, Sanya, China scheduled to open in 2011. Sanya, on the southernmost tip of Hainan Island, is fast emerging as a premier tropical resort destination.

Fairmont Haitang Bay Resort expands the company's growing presence in Asia, joining sister hotels in Singapore, Beijing (2008), Kunshan (2009), Macao (2010), Shanghai's landmark Peace Hotel (2010) and Fairmont Manila, Philippines (2010).

The resort will enjoy a beachfront location and 702 spacious guestrooms and suites including Fairmont Gold, the brand's exclusive lifestyle offering featuring warm and personalized service with amenities such as a private reception desk and a comfortable guest lounge. In addition, guests can choose from 50 one- and two-bedroom villa suites, as well as a Presidential Villa offering more than 5,000 square feet space and private butlers.

Guests will enjoy a variety of restaurants and bars, including a Chinese restaurant. A wide range of meeting and function space can accommodate groups of varying sizes, including an 8,600 square foot grand ballroom, a 4,300 square foot junior ballroom and additional indoor as well as outdoor function space for elegant events.

While on site, guests can enjoy a variety of recreational amenities including a Willow Stream Spa with 20 treatment rooms, outdoor and indoor swimming pools and access to a nearby golf course at the beach.

The resort will be developed by Beijing-based Antaeus Group, a leading real estate company that has developed more than 2 million square meters (22 mil sq ft) of real estate in China.

"Fairmont is a name well respected and well regarded in the hospitality industry", said Zhang Bao Qian, Chairman, Antaeus Group. "It has a great reputation of managing renowned hotels and resorts. As our resort is an important icon in Sanya, we are confident that Fairmont will ensure the Fairmont Haitang Bay Resort will be recognized not only in Sanya, but throughout the world".

"Sanya is rapidly developing into an exciting new destination for travelers both in the region and from all over the globe," stated Thomas W. Storey, President, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. "The opportunity to partner with Antaeus Group on this project is a demonstration of strong partners joining together to provide a luxury hotel product that the market is encouraging and that travelers are demanding."

Fairmont Haitang Bay Resort joins a number of recent announcements across the globe, including Fairmont Hyderabad, India; Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, South Africa; Fairmont Roco Ki, Dominican Republic; and Fairmont Zanzibar, Tanzania.

About Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

A leader in the global hospitality industry, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is an extraordinary collection of luxury hotels, which includes iconic landmarks like the Fairmont Singapore, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in Switzerland and New York's The Plaza. Fairmont hotels are one-of-a-kind properties where sophisticated travellers can discover culturally rich experiences that are authentic to the destination. Situated in some of the most exclusive and pristine areas in the world, Fairmont is committed to responsible tourism and is an industry leader in sustainable hotel management with its award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont's portfolio includes 56 distinctive hotels, with plans to develop over 20 new properties in the coming years in destinations as diverse as Shanghai, Abu Dhabi and Anguilla.

Fairmont is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading global hotel company with 90 hotels worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissotel brands. The company also owns Fairmont and Raffles branded Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com.

About Antaeus Group

Antaeus Group is recognized as a nationally famous comprehensive enterprise group mainly focused on real estate development. The group has realized a large number of achievements in various business areas ranging from real estate investment to digital media research and development.

As one of major real estate investors in China, Antaeus Group distinguishes itself by adding creative cultural elements into every phase of developed properties including the 22nd Street, Apple Loft and Kingdom Garden. Antaeus Group has successfully developed 2 million square meters of real estate in China.

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