Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. is expanding its luxury presence in China with the opening of four new properties on Hainan Island by 2020.
Slated to open in 2019 and 2020, two of the new properties, W Retreat & Spa Sanya – Haitang Bay and The St. Regis Sanya Haitang Bay Resort will be located at the North Wing of Haitang Bay, one of the area’s most exclusive and sought-after addresses.
As the first W Retreat in China, W Retreat & Spa Sanya – Haitang Bay joins W Retreat & Spa Goa in the Asia Pacific pipeline.
The St. Regis Sanya Haitang Bay Resort will feature 400 guestrooms and 15 villas, as well as a luxury spa, three restaurants, a lobby lounge, wine bar and meeting space.
“The rapid growth of Starwood’s luxury brands in China reflects the robust demand for high-end hospitality from an increasingly affluent market, where domestic travel continues to thrive,” said Qian Jin, Greater China’s president of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific. “We are thrilled to introduce the W brand’s first retreat in China while growing the St. Regis footprint locally,” added Robert Zhang, vice president, Acquisition & Development, Greater China, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific.