Around 30,000 visitors poured into the Mission Hills Centreville complex over the weekend for its massive carnival party, the main highlight of which was Slide the City, the world’s longest water slide at 300 meters. Having toured cosmopolitan cities like London, New York and Toronto, this weekend was Slide the City’s first appearance in China.
Mission Hills, the pioneer and innovator in China’s golf and leisure industry, has scored another notable first with the launch of the country’s inaugural footgolf tournament. Comprising five rounds, the Mission Hills Footgolf Championship will culminate with a Grand Final from which the champions will be presented with the opportunity to compete in the Footgolf World Cup 2016, to be held in Argentina.
In its ongoing commitment to sustainable tourism leadership, Mission Hills Haikou, one of the world’s largest golf resorts, has achieved the international sustainability award, GEO Certified. The award recognises the course’s outstanding efforts to protect the environment, provide a range of value to people and effectively manage natural resources. Mission Hills Haikou is the biggest single-site facility to become GEO Certified.
Mission Hills has welcomed three international leaders in sustainable development. Pam O’Conner, mayor of Santa Monica, California, a city recognised as among the most innovative in the world for its green policies and practices that promote sustainable living; Lu Haifeng, one of the founders and the current secretary general of the Global Forum on Human Settlements; and Arab Hoballah, the senior official in charge of the United Nations Environment Program’s Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative were all in attendance.
Mission Hills has confirmed the opening of more than 30 kilometres of nature and cultural heritage hiking trails, and an Eco Gallery education centre at all their of three top resorts in China, including Mission Hills Shenzhen, Mission Hills Dongguan and Mission Hills Haikou. Mission Hills is the largest resort company in China to put sustainable tourism best practices at the forefront of their hospitality efforts and guest services.
Peggy Liong talks to Breaking Travel News at World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony hosted at the Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa on 1st October 2013.
Some 2,000 employees of luxury golf and spa resort Mission Hills have come together to form the largest human QR Code in an effort to promote eco-tourism to the world and to make sustainable tourism a global reality. The gigantic real life QR Code was created by staff carrying umbrellas and gathering at the Mission Hills driving range in Shenzhen, China.
Mission Hills has launched two enticing short-stay packages for golfers and families in its Haikou resort on the tropical island of Hainan in China. Mission Hills Haikou boasts ten world-class golf courses set amid rugged black lava rock – with its crown jewel Blackstone course considered among the best in Asia.
Mission Hills has played host to some of the very best names in golf ahead of the WGC-HSBC Champions 2012 which tees off tomorrow. The event will be hosted on the 7,301 yard Olazabal Course at Mission Hills’ Dongguan resort in southern China’s Pearl River Delta.
The 2012 Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am is set to see a host of top Hollywood names exchange the red carpet for green fairways as they gather for the inaugural event at Mission Hills • Haikou on Hainan Island. Celebrity participants include Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody, Oscar-nominated actor Andy Garcia, Canadian film and television actor Ryan Reynolds, American actress Minka Kelly and Korea’s top male movie star Jeong Woo-Seong.
After six months of heated competition, the ninth Mission Hills Golfathon came to a climatic end earlier, with Shenzhen’s Chen Guang-shi overcoming the field of 100 players to defend his Golfathon Championship trophy. The young player scored a round of 66, making him the youngest defending champion in the event’s nine year history.