AECOM, HBA design Ritz-Carlton golf resort in Hainan, China

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company revealed plans for The Ritz-Carlton, Mission Hills, which will open in late 2015 on the island of Hainan. Adding to the brand's portfolio of hotels and resorts in China, The Ritz-Carlton, Mission Hills will be located in Haikou, the capital of Hainan Province.

Developed by the Mission Hills Golf Club and managed by The Ritz-Carlton, the 201-room resort will include 21 private villas and a club house when completed. The Haikou Mission Hills Golf Club project includes 10 golf courses and will be the largest public golf complex in the world.

The nearby city of Haikou, nicknamed the "Coconut City", is Hainan's new hub for business and tourism. Historically important sites nearby include The Temple of Five Lords, the Tomb of Hai Rui and the Xiuying Emplacement.

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The property, designed by architect AECOM with interiors created by Hirsch Bedner Associates, will include five restaurants and bars, a Ritz-Carton Spa and leisure facilities including tennis courts, two swimming pools, and a recreation pavilion. The Ritz-Carlton, Mission Hills will also offer 15,931 square feet of convention and meeting spaces.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 86 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International.

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