InterContinental Sanya Resort, China

Singaporean firm WOHA has completed the massive 100,548 square meter ‘intercontinental sanya resort’ on hainan island off the southern coast of China.

Hainan Rendez-Vous 2012

The third annual Hainan Rendez-Vous, China’s leading superyacht and business jet show, will be held on the 5th-8th of April 2012.

Simpson Marine in China

Simpson Marine, Asia’s largest yacht brokerage company, has opened a flagship office at the Serenity Coast Marina in Sanya, Hainan. “Simpson Marine is ready to serve the Chinese market, and specifically its southern part, which is transforming itself into the yachting hub of China.” On top of the existing 8 marinas in operation, over 12 … Continued

Caesars plans luxury resort in Hainan, China

Casino giant Caesar’s Entertainment has announced the start of construction on its first non-casino luxury resort, in the Chinese holiday destination of Hainan. The Caesars Palace Longmu Bay will be a 5-star resort with 1,000 rooms, a Las Vegas-style attraction which will set a ‘global luxury standard’ in China. The first phase of the project … Continued

Illegal Golf Courses In China Flourish

China seems to be caught in a conundrum. While the country has over the past decade actively encouraged the rapid rise of its middle class, it now seems quite unsure of how to handle the trappings that go with their newfound wealth. First the hammer came down on billboards advertising luxury brands — from March … Continued

China opening up Hainan Island to the world

The marketing spin has been that Hainan Island is the “Hawaii of China” but up until the past 12 months the reality has not quite matched the hype. Times, though, are fast changing on China’s southernmost territory with the local government this year adding duty-free shopping and opening up its pristine waters to the international … Continued

HRV To Fly In 250 Business Elites On Private Jets

Organisers of the second edition of Hainan Rendez-Vous, Asia’s first and only private aviation lifestyle exhibition, announced today that some 250 of the region’s business elites will be flown by private jet to their April 1-4 show in Hainan, a tropical island that is fast developing into China’s version of the French Riviera. Showcasing the … Continued

Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines joins airline elite

Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines has become the seventh airline in the world to win a five-star rating from airline reviewer Skytrax. The prestigious ranking is awarded by Skytrax and is the highest rating an airline can achieve, signifying a “truly consistent and high quality of Product and Service.” Hainan Airlines was the first mainland Chinese … Continued

Rich Chinese show off their wealth on the water

They already drive flashy cars, wear expensive watches and eat at top-end restaurants. Now rich Chinese businessmen have found a new way to flaunt their wealth – luxury boats. “They want to go out on the ocean and have fun — and take VIP clients to fish and negotiate deals,” said Zheng Weihang, secretary general of … Continued

Another boom week for China’s hotels

Major hotel brands have been unveiling expansion plans in China at a key conference over the past week. Many chains are planning to considerably beef up their presence in the country, with a series of deals unveiled this week at the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific. Hyatt announced a total of 11 new properties, confirming … Continued

Hainan Rendez Vous 2011

The Hainan Rendez Vous, Asia’s first and only exhibition exclusively dedicated to business jets, large yachts and luxury lifestyle will return from April 1st to April 4th 2011 at the Visun Marina in Sanya (Hainan Island, China).

China’s Premiere Luxury Lifestyle Show in Hainan

By most measures, the self-styled “Chinese Riviera” on Hainan Island has a long way to go before catching up to Cannes, St. Tropez or Nice. But the organizers of Hainan Rendez-Vous at the island’s Sanya resort did their part to boost the area’s image this past weekend, hosting an extravaganza of private jets, vintage and … Continued

Hainan Rendez-Vous 2010

Picture a world where the champagne never stops flowing, the music never stops playing, the jewels never come off and the parties never end… Now throw in haute cuisine aboard mega yachts, flights aboard gilded private jets, exclusive luxury property launches and private previews of the latest couture collections. Stir up the action with a … Continued

Hainan : Big plans ahead for the ‘Chinese Hawaii’

The Chinese Government has started to roll out plans to turn the southern island of Hainan into what is being called a “global destination” and the private sector has been quick to rally to the cause. New resorts, visa-free entry to tourists from more countries, duty-free shopping for everyone and the possibility of more sports-betting … Continued

Sun shines on golf’s growth in China’s Hainan

China’s southern Hainan island is playing up its tropical climate in a major plan to position itself as a “golf island”, the capital of the sport in China. Golf courses have sprouted like mushrooms across the country as the sport catches on, but no place has hitched its wagon to the sport’s boom quite like … Continued