Haikou, China – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
China’s Mission Hills Group has formally partnered with the world’s largest luxury hospitality organization, The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW), in a recent ceremony at the group’s Hainan Island resort. The partnership was signed at the new Mission Hills Resort on China’s southern Hainan Island and extends to the group’s two other five-star golf resorts in Shenzhen and Dongguan. Established in 1992 and celebrated as the cradle of golf development in China, Mission Hills has three independent hotels, each of which offers a fully integrated resort destination.
“We’re delighted to welcome Mission Hills into The Leading Hotels of the World family and look forward to a long-standing and successful partnership,” said Ted Teng, president and CEO of The Leading Hotels of the World. “What unites our members is their unvarying quality and attention to detail and it’s clear that this is present with Mission Hills Resorts.”
Mission Hills was voted Golf Resort of the Year in the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) Awards and a National 5A Level Tourist Attraction, China’s highest recognition for scenic attractions, by the country’s National Tourism Administration.
“This partnership with The Leading Hotels of the World represents a formidable association of two of the world’s leading luxury lifestyle brands. Mission Hills adds three very unique resort destinations to The Leading Hotels of the World’s collection, including a total of 22 championship courses designed by renowned players and architects, five-star hotels, award-winning spas and volcanic mineral springs, international convention centers, golf academies and a tennis complex with 51 outdoor courts,” said Dr. Ken Chu, Mission Hills Group’s chairman and CEO.
Affiliation with The Leading Hotels of the World reflects Mission Hills Resort’s independent character and style, as well as the group’s commitment to exacting standards of excellence including guest comfort, convenience and sustainable tourism. Mission Hills has also invested in implementing a sustainable environmental management system across all three of its resorts. It is the first golf operator in China to receive the ISO 14001 certificate recognizing its commitment to building a sustainable and environmentally responsible tourism business.