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The 9th Golden Pillow Award --- Best Hotel Manager

June 19, 2012, Sanya, China, – Mr. Bernard Mercier, General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Haitang Bay Sanya won "2012 China's Best Hotel Manager" hosted by 21st Century Economic Herald, a major Chinese business newspaper and Business Travel Magazine, on their 9th Golden Pillow Award of China hotels.

The evaluation of "the 9th Golden-Pillow Award of China Hotels" has lasted for nearly four months during which dozens of feedbacks from professional judges, including business experts, media, artistic judging panels, hotel investors, and millions of votes from citizens were considered.

Mr. Mercier joined Kempinski Hotel Haitang Bay Sanya in February 2011. The hotel was successfully launched on January 8, 2012 and has been voted as "2012 China's Top 10 Most Popular Newly Opened Hotels" on the 9th Golden Pillow Award.

The Kempinski Hotel Haitang Bay Sanya is located directly opposite Wuzhizhou Island, 25 minutes away from Sanya Phoenix International Airport. The hotel is made up of main building, villas, conference centre, golf & Spa. European luxury standards and traditional Chinese wood-carved design elements combine in 576 elegantly decorated guest rooms and 52 luxuriously appointed villas. Guests can choose to transfer to their rooms or to one of the hotel’s restaurants by private gondola along the 1200 meters sea-water river.

The Art Centre is spectacularly located, surrounded by the river and golf course. It has been built brick by brick from an old Shanghai-style house previously owned by Mr. Du Yue Sheng (20th century Chinese celebrity). The 18-hole practice golf course includes a children’s putting green, and blends perfectly into the picturesque garden. The Spa Centre will pamper you, relax and make you feel rejuvenated. Exclusive shopping, two well-lit tennis courts, outdoor swimming pools, fitness centre, games room and many other recreational facilities complete the menu offering.

Editor’s Notes:

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 73 five-star hotels in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels.


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Kempinski Hotel Haitang Bay Sanya

No.2 Haitang North Road • 572013 Sanya • Hainan Island • China

Tel +86 898 8865 5555 • Fax +86 898 8865 5588