Starwood opens Hainan Island resort

1st Dec 2008

Starwood has opened Le Méridien Shimei Bay Beach Resort & Spa in Wanning City on China’s Hainan Island. Owned by China Resources (Holdings), the property boasts an idyllic setting on more than three miles of pristine, white sandy beach with views of the South China Sea.  Surrounded by lush forest, the resort features 275 luxurious guest rooms, including 25 villas, all with private balconies overlooking either the sea or the mountains.

Le Méridien Shimei Bay Beach Resort & Spa offers an experience that is enriched by its European coffee culture and close ties with contemporary art institutions. In this sophisticated setting, guests will be able to enjoy a choice of three stylish restaurants and three lounges.

The signature breakfast menu with a selected number of dishes created by Jean-Georges Vongerichten is available at Breakers, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, as well as an enticing selection of western, continental and Asian dishes. Ai Mei Chinese restaurant offers popular dishes from mainland China, Hainan specialties and Cantonese cuisine, while Horizon Bar + Grill serves signature cocktails and a diverse menu in a poolside setting. The hotel’s three lounges - Latitude 18, Lagoon Bar and Sensations - offer a range of exotic cocktails, freshly squeezed tropical juices, Illy Coffee and live musical entertainment.

Inspired by the rich traditions of European and Asia, the hotel’s 3,700 square-foot Spa features six spa villas with individual dipping pools, steam rooms and spa cabanas, as well as luxury suites, massage rooms, a hair salon, Spa boutique and Spa bistro.

State-of-the-art meeting facilities include a nearly 6,000 square foot ballroom and five meeting rooms.


Mr. Terry Ko,  the resort’s General Manager said, “We are very excited to open in Shimei Bay, which is a new destination for the traveler to discover on Hainan Island, and will become a stunning option for our sophisticated, forward-thinking guests. We are committed to providing them with an interactive and a culturally enriching experience.”


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