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Junior Suite at the Pure Salt Port Adriano at Mallorca (Picture: Pure Salt Hotels)

New luxury hotels for Mallorca – Growing tourism on the popular Mediterranean island

Palma de Mallorca – Tourism is thriving on Mallorca despite a recently decided special tax for tourists. Four new top hotels are currently in the pipeline on the Spanish holiday island. This data has been revealed by TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the worldwide leading provider of global b2b hotel data.

Pure Salt Port Adriano Mallorca - Junior Suite

Pure Salt is a new luxury hotel brand for adults only on Mallorca. With the five-star Pure Salt Garonda, the Mallorcan hotelier family Amengual has inaugurated its first property at the Playa de Palma in the past year. Currently they are preparing the opening of their second hotel, the Pure Salt Adriano in Calvia (93 rooms) which will open after a refurbishment end of March.

Recently the Portals Hills Boutique Hotel opened its doors above the same named marina on Mallorca (29 suites and two penthouses). Further three high-class hotels are under construction, one of which is a Park Hyatt Hotel with 142 rooms.

Mallorca has been trying for years to force back the muck tourism on the beaches near the capital Palma and north of the island. However, entertainment areas, such as the “Ballermann” continue to be very popular. Only the consumption of alcohol has been curbed on the beaches. According to recent test reports, there is also still need for action in terms of the hygiene and waste prevention.

Sanya Beauty Crown Hotel on Hainan island, China

Hainan: The tourism of China’s island paradise is booming – 48 luxury resorts in the pipeline

Beijing, China – 28 May 2015 – Paradise on earth: the sun-kissed holiday island Hainan in the south of China is about to be converted into an international tourism destination. Since more than five years the tourism is booming – a public index is recording growth rates of almost 18 percent every year. According to TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the worldwide leading provider for global b2b hotel data, currently 48 new luxury resorts with more than 20,700 rooms are under construction or in development on Hainan.

The largest hotel project on the island is the spectacular Sanya Beauty Crown Hotel with „seven hotel stars“. The hotel will feature 6,000 rooms and serviced apartments in nine building sections, which will look like trees. The hotel project costs more than a billion US-Dollars and will open its doors in spring 2016. The extraordinary tree shape, the “nine beautiful trees”, should represent the tropical nature of the island, which is also called “Hawaii of China”.

Selected Top hotel projects on Hainan in China (Source: www.tophotelprojects.com)
Hard Rock Hotel Haikou – Hainan – 250 rooms – August 2015
Moringa Hotel Sanya Beauty Crown – Hainan – 6000 rooms & Serviced Apartments – planned opening: spring 2016
St. Regis Qingshui Bay Resort – Hainan – 400 rooms – spring 2016
Swissotel Sanya – Hainan – 300 rooms – spring 2016
Submarine Hotel – Hainan – 175 rooms – early 2016
Jumeirah Haikou Hotel – Hainan – 140 rooms – early 2018

The Chinese have already replaced the Germans as top travelling nation and promote especially in the Middle Kingdom the domestic tourism. Currently China offers more than 2.7 million rooms and 11,700 hotels. The tendency is rising. Recently the tourism archived a revue of 40 billion US-Dollars. Until 2022 it is expected that the market volume will increase up to 100 billion US-Dollars and will therefore surpass the USA.

Marriott Hotels Debuts its Third Hotel on China’s Beautiful Tropical Hainan Island – Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay

The brand new Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay opens with the first Goji Kitchen in Southern China.

Sanya, China – 16 December 2014 – Marriott International announced the opening of its third hotel under the flagship Marriott Hotels brand in Hainan Province, China – Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay. The 458-room resort hotel sits at the foot of the picturesque Luhuitou Mountain and overlooks the beachfront and ocean. The hotel features two iconic buildings landscaped around four outdoor pools including one infinity-edged pool, luxuriant tropical gardens and a grand seafront lawn, plus the debut of an exciting new Marriott dining concept in China.

Sanya poolKnown as the ‘Hawaii of China’, Sanya is China’s most popular tropical resort destination, with an idyllic year-round climate. Located off the southern coast of China, Hainan boasts pristine white-sand beaches and rainforests, superb tourist attractions and duty free shopping, and is the perfect destination for family vacations and dream weddings. Dadonghai Bay is a spectacular crescent-shaped beach set against the forested backdrop of Lu Hui Tou Mountain, and is the closest resort destination to Sanya City.

Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay was designed by internationally acclaimed architecture firm John Portman & Associates, and comprises a stunning new building plus a refurbished Executive Wing (to be opened in first quarter of 2016), formerly the Shanhaitian Hotel. The hotel is just a short drive from the attractions of downtown Sanya, plus popular tourist sites including Nanshan Temple, Luhuitou Park and Ya No Da Tropical Rainforest Park.

“At Marriott International we are proud to be opening our 74th Marriott International Hotel across six brands in China, taking the total number of properties in China under the iconic Marriott Hotels brand to 18 properties. The 4th quarter of 2014 have been an exceptional time for Marriott in Hainan, with the opening of our first Marriott business hotel in the capital Haikou, and then this beautiful resort hotel at Dadonghai Bay in sunny Sanya,” said Mr. Henry Lee, Greater China Chief Operations Officer for Marriott International.

Mr. Tao Zhou, Chief Executive Officer of Luneng Group Hotel Management Co. said, “Luneng is proud to present the spectacular Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay which includes the largest Kids’ Club in Sanya and the first Goji Kitchen in Southern China, which is an exciting debut concept for Marriott hotels. It is our honor to partner with Marriott International and we look forward to continuing our strategic partnership to help develop Hainan as a true international tourism destination.”

Overlooking the ocean at the base of a mountain blanketed by tropical rainforest, Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay combines modern luxury and easy access to pristine natural beauty. The master design concept conceived by US-based architecture studio AECOM and vibrant interiors by renowned design specialists HBA, drew inspiration from the natural surroundings, and are designed to provide guests with optimal views of the splendid sunsets and sunrises over Dadonghai Bay.

The New Wing offers 292 elegant and spacious rooms and suites, each showcasing scenic mountain or ocean vistas. A large bathroom accessorized with Thann amenities invites guests to linger and spoil themselves. The opening of the refurbished Executive Wing in the first quarter of 2016 will add a further 166 oversized rooms and suites with private balconies starting from 56 sqm.

With more than 1,747 sqm of functional meeting space including a pillar-less Grand Ballroom that can accommodate up to 880 people, plus an outdoor terrace and an expansive seafront lawn, this will be an ideal venue for conferences, meetings and other memorable events. Sanya is increasingly popular for weddings and honeymoons, and the hotel’s wedding pavilion on the seafront lawn with backdrops of the tropical shoreline make it perfect for a dream destination wedding.

Hotel guests can enjoy a diversity of local and international dining and leisure options at five restaurants, a lounge bar and pastry shop and pastry shop, including the first Goji Kitchen in Southern China. This flexible micro-concept incorporates the latest design and technology to enable variations to its walls and partitions that alter the look and feel of the venue to suit different dining needs and moods. The Lounge is a relaxing place to enjoy locally inspired cocktails, specialty drinks and Chinese teas, and The China Baking Company is a modern adaptation of a traditional Hong Kong bakery. Opening in early 2016, Man Ho Chinese Restaurant will serve authentic Shandong cuisine, and Smoki Moto will be a specialty Korean barbeque and Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant with a fresh, cosmopolitan ambience.

The two buildings of Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay feature four outdoor swimming pools stylishly arranged around the beachfront gardens. The infinity pool is part of a natural break between the two buildings, and includes shaded swimming areas with poolside palm trees and tropical foliage. In addition, a lap pool merges into the longest water feature in Sanya that runs along the seafront. Families will enjoy a dedicated kids pool connected to the adult pool at the lower level beside the beach and ocean.

Junior guests can spend quality time at the largest indoor Kids Club of any hotel in Sanya. Offering more than 700 sqm of naturally lit playing and education spaces for young guests plus an active space with an exhilarating slide ride and an exterior kids’ corner. When fully completed, the hotel will also offer a deluxe Health Club, with a 24-hour Fitness Center offering superb ocean views, male and female dry sauna rooms, snooker room and table tennis room, a full-service SPA and a Water Sports Center.

Marriott Hotel’s constantly evolving concept to connect with Next Gen travelers’ embraces the future in an increasingly mobile and globalized world. The brand’s partnership with THANN products, a range that combines natural ingredients with contemporary design, is a reflection of a soaring demand for tranquility and authentic ingredients. With the exclusive Marriott Mobile app, check-in and check-out couldn’t be simpler. Marriott Rewards members receive a push notification on their mobile devices alerting them that they can check-in and an automatic confirmation when their room is ready. At the end of their stays, guests receive a push notification alerting them that mobile checkout is available. Pioneering the way forward for the future of new branded Marriott hotels, Sanya Marriott Hotel Dadonghai Bay brings together all these innovative Marriott elements, setting a new standard for international business hotels across China.

New resort planned for Maldivian island paradise

Maldives – 16 September 2014 – A Maldivian Island has come on the market complete with building permits for a luxury hotel resort and spa. Orivaru is a tropical island paradise in the northern Maldives covering an area of 14 hectares (34.6 acres) and is one of 71 islands forming the Noonu Atoll situated approximately 100 miles north of the Maldivian capital Male. Only 13 of the islands are inhabited the closest of which is home to a luxury Hilton resort and spa on the island of Minaavaru just 5 kilometres away.

The Maldives are an extremely popular destination for scuba diving and boast some of the finest corals and ocean life on earth. The romantic charm of the islands have been a favourite with honeymooning celebrities for decades with white sandy beaches and some of the most incredible sunsets over the Indian Ocean imaginable. Orivaru is no exception to this with a natural landscape covered in palms, rich vegetation and wildlife.

Planning permits issued by the Ministry of Tourism pave the way for a luxury island resort including 100 five star private rooms and water villas built around the islands coastline with integrated hotel facilities comprising restaurants, guest lounges, pools and a wellness spa. The island also features a natural port allowing boats and seaplanes to berth without interfering too much with the natural landscape.

Being the lowest lying country in the world with an average of just 1.5 metres of land above water, climate change and rising sea levels are obviously a big concern for the Maldivian government who are working toward becoming carbon neutral by 2020. The administration are already carrying out assessments for the introduction of wind power and with 15% of the country’s GDP spent on fossil fuels are determined to reduce the country’s reliance on diesel powered generators. Maldivian officials are also working in collaboration with Italian designer Michelle Puzzolante to assess the viability of floating resorts powered by solar energy.

The Maldivian registered owners are seeking offers in the region of 14 million dollars for their interest in the island and would be developers literally have a blank canvas to create a luxury resort. The island is held on a long leasehold from the Maldivian government although these are frequently renegotiated and extended. Debutesq Group director Alan O’Connor who is marketing the site says “being just 45 minutes by seaplane from Male International Airport, this could no doubt become another very successful tourist destination. A Russian investor recently purchased an island in the northern Atolls for $65m so there is definitely a market out there.”

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Grows Global Portfolio with the Opening of Its Newest Luxury Resort in Aruba

Miami, Florida – 22 November 2013 – After much anticipation, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. introduces its sixth luxury resort in the exclusive Caribbean & Mexico portfolio with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba.  Situated on the island’s pristine Palm Beach, the eagerly anticipated oceanfront hotel officially welcomes its first guests while ushering in a new level of luxury travel experiences to the beautiful island nation.

The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba

The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba

“We are thrilled to bring The Ritz-Carlton brand to Aruba, a unique island paradise in the Caribbean known for its beautiful sun-kissed beaches, arid landscape and diverse cultural heritage which can be found no place else,” said Herve Humler, president and chief operating officer for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. “ Our Ritz-Carlton customers have long awaited this luxury property and we are confident The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba will help to put this destination on the map for luxury travelers and further enhance the memorable travel experiences available for guests from around the world,” he added.

The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba’s 320 stylish guestrooms, including 55 suites, all boast private balconies with sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea and design elements that blends the island’s relaxed aesthetic with incomparable Ritz-Carlton character. Two Ritz-Carlton suites deliver panoramic oceanfront views with outdoor showers, while the expansive Club Lounge sits atop the building on the seventh floor with 34 rooms and an endless array of cuisine, beverages and personal service throughout the day to a backdrop of Aruba’s extraordinary seascape framed by floor to ceiling glass windows.

For an unrivalled retreat of relaxation and pampering, The Ritz-Carlton Spa will be the largest on the island revealing a 15,000 square foot tranquil oasis complemented by 13 intimate treatment rooms, salon, boutique and a variety of naturally-influenced indigenous services. Signature island-inspired treatments incorporate the natural elements of Sky, Water, Earth and Fire, infused with locally grown ingredients native to the island of aloe, coconut and cactus, all enhanced by the healing components of herbs and rich earth minerals.

The hotel’s culinary offerings display a selection of four savory fine dining experiences that reflect Aruba’s oceanfront backdrop coupled with authentic dishes and rich flavors. Madero Argentinian Grill features an assortment of specialty cocktails, light bites and poolside seating overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Solanio offers an all-day trattoria with outdoor terrace seating or dramatic open-air kitchen views, Les Crustaces pays homage to impeccably prepared seafood in a fine dining setting, while hand-crafted cocktails and flavorful small bites are presented at Divi Bar & Lounge, the resort’s lobby lounge bar named for Aruba’s wind swept Divi Divi trees unique to Oranjestad and the island.

The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba introduces exceptional meeting, corporate retreat, and special event space with a selection of indoor and outdoor venues, including a 7,500 square foot ballroom divisible into three salons, three meeting rooms and a selection of outdoor locations, including poolside decks, manicured lawns and a beachside reception area. The beach resort also features a 24-hour 15,000 square foot vibrant casino in an island paradise paired with an assortment of casino games ranging from traditional table favorites to over 300 slot machines.

Guests are invited to experience The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba and its acclaimed collection of luxury amenities with rates starting at $649 USD per night.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Adds A New Level Of Luxury To The Island Of Aruba – The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba Opening November 2013

(Miami, USA – 26 March 2013) With its Ritz-Carlton pedigree, an exclusive location on the island’s famed Palm Beach and remarkable offerings of dining, wellness and recreation, The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba ushers in a new and highly valued vacation experience to the Caribbean. To an island renowned for its pristine beaches and beautiful landscape, The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba adds a standard of luxury and elegance in accommodations, facilities, activities and services that ranks among the finest resorts worldwide.

Located off the coast of Venezuela, Aruba is renowned for miles of white powder sand beaches and crystal blue waters that boasts a warm tropical climate year-round

Located off the coast of Venezuela, Aruba is renowned for miles of white powder sand beaches and crystal blue waters that boasts a warm tropical climate year-round

With 320 oceanfront rooms and suites, The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba offers a luxury vacation lifestyle that combines a passionate and dedicated service philosophy while catering to an array of personal tastes and interests. Scheduled to open November 2, 2013, the resort encompasses incomparable style and signature Ritz-Carlton service, with a selection of unique offerings consisting of savory dining experiences, including four restaurants, a luxurious 15-treatment room Ritz-Carlton Spa, two swimming pools, a 24-hour casino, one of the largest state-of-the-art meeting facilities in Aruba and the seemingly endless white sand beaches and turquoise waters of the Caribbean.

The seventh location in The Ritz-Carlton’s exclusive portfolio of award-winning properties in the Caribbean and Mexico, through a landscape of pristine ocean views, tropical palms and colorful foliage, guestrooms feature a choice of king-sized or two queen beds, full baths, fully stocked honor bars and elegant European Asprey toiletries. 55 ultra-luxurious suites include Deluxe, Executive and Parlor Suites providing one and a half baths, a spacious living room and boutique bath amenities. Two Ritz-Carlton Suites deliver panoramic ocean views and rooms as expansive as they are elegant, distinguished by a master bedroom, a living room and a private balcony facing the sea with outdoor showers.

The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba is proud to offer guests the signature Ritz-Carlton Club Level directly overlooking the resort’s sprawling sun-kissed coastline. With 35 exclusive rooms, Club Level accommodations offer an elevated level of personalized services, such as the private Club concierge and five food and beverage selections throughout the day of light fare, signature cocktails and refreshing beverages.

Offering a collection of four world-class restaurants with impeccable cuisine, the dining selections reflect Aruba’s tropical backdrop ranging from poolside casual to sophisticated elegance. The Beach Grill features an assortment of specialty cocktails, light bites and expansive open-air seating overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Other dining options include a specialty fine dining restaurant, a casual setting cafe for a la carte favorites, the Lobby Lounge and 24-hour in-room dining.

The resort’s 15,000 square foot spa sanctuary features 15 tranquil treatment rooms with a complete range of ocean-inspired natural body and facial treatments, massage therapies and three specialty spa showers. Adjoining the spa is a full-service beauty and nail salon and state-of-the-art fitness center offering a variety of workout classes, including yoga, spinning and Pilates.

The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba presents the regions preeminent meeting facilities, with an exceptional selection of indoor and outdoor venues, including a 7,500 square foot ballroom divisible into three salons, a 600 square foot Executive boardroom, two spacious meeting rooms and a selection of outdoor locations, including poolside decks, manicured lawns and a beachfront reception area. Meeting facilities at the resort will also be environmentally-friendly, employing a range of green practices to showcase the resort’s extraordinary commitment to environmental stewardship and corporate social responsibility to help protect and preserve the island’s natural resources.

Located off the coast of Venezuela, Aruba is renowned for miles of white powder sand beaches and crystal blue waters that boasts a warm tropical climate year-round. The 21 mile-long island is situated on the southern part of the Caribbean Sea and features many diverse influences as a result of its vibrant history. Ideally located on Palm Beach nestled on the island’s eastern coast, the resort is in close proximity to nearby championship golf courses and offers an extensive selection of recreational activities and water sports, including windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing and kayaking.