On the 1st September 2013, Raffles Hotels & Resorts expanded its collection to 10 hotels with the opening of Raffles Hainan – their second property in China. The luxury resort opened in Clearwater Bay, the new hotspot on the southeast coast of Hainan Island – dubbed the Hawaii of China and a rising star in the luxury tourism market.
Clearwater Bay is a 500 square-kilometre development that encompasses the Raffles resort, two championship golf courses designed by US-based Schmidt-Curley Design located directly adjacent to Raffles, private residences, luxury retail, a cinema complex, yacht clubs and a 780-berth marina for sailing and water sports. Boasting 12 kilometres of beautiful coastline, Clearwater Bay is regarded as one of only three “singing beaches” in the world.
Raffles Hainan enjoys a prime beachfront location with 299 rooms and 32 villas, all with private balconies, a large Raffles Spa offering both Asian and Western treatments, seven restaurants and bars, and private events spaces will sit alongside Hainan’s homage to the Long Bar at Raffles Singapore, in tribute to the Hainanese bartender who created the Singapore Sling.
For meeting planners, Raffles Hainan is designed to make events – whether business or pleasure, a wedding or a function –memorable, inspiring and successful. With dedicated event coordinators and attentive and caring staff, the resort will ensure every detail is taken care of. Opt for either the beachfront pavilion with beautiful sea views or the ballroom for formal occasions (790Sqm and able to accommodate 500 guests banquet style). These spaces are complemented by seven multifunctional meeting rooms.
Raffles Hainan is Raffles Hotels & Resorts’ second property in China, following the historic Raffles Beijing. To complement this, FRHI hotels & Resorts also boasts the iconic Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai in its portfolio meaning the tropical Hainan Island, just 3 hours flight from both destinations, offers the ideal twin centre destination.