The Ritz-Carlton Opens First Golf Resort in China

HONG KONG—The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has opened The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou—the luxury hotel chain’s first golf resort in China. Located in Hainan Island, the 175-room, 16-suite hotel has a 350-acre Blackstone Course available.

The architects Aecom, with interior designers HBA Los Angeles, have created a design reminiscent of a golf clubhouse. Guestrooms have fabrics and patterns inspired by vintage golf elements. Wall panels and light fixtures incorporate stitching that evokes handmade golf shoes, while antique leathers make references to a vintage golf bag. Tartan flooring attempts to remind guests of Scotland.

The hotel’s rooftop Flair Bar, which overlooks the golf course, has a private patio. Cocktails feature local fruits, including lychees. Flair’s private dining room also has a selection of single-malt whiskies and cigars. Also available is the Tin Lung Heen Cantonese restaurant, which has classic Chinese decor combined with contemporary textures of wood and stone.

Along with seven treatment rooms, the spa has a steam room, cool mist showers and an indoor vitality pools with jets, as well as a fitness center and swimming pool. There are banquet facilities for events and meetings, as well as a grand ballroom, two junior ballrooms, seven meeting rooms and one boardroom. A Ritz Kids program, which includes the Kids Club, provides an outdoor playground, a Kids swimming pool, bicycle rental and a Kids Golf Putting Area.