IHG partners with China Duty Free Group to introduce its brand Regent to Hainan

The new development will be situated in a prime location along the Haitang Bay coastline and will will enable the group to cater to differentiated consumer needs

IHG Hotels & Resorts has partnered with China Duty Free Group to develop two new luxury and lifestyle hotels in Hainan, the Regent Sanya Haitang Bay and Hotel Indigo Sanya Haitang Bay. This partnership resonates with China's national strategy to build Hainan into an international hub for tourism and shopping, and augment its role as a free trade port. Situated close to Sanya International Duty-Free Shopping Complex, the two hotels are expected to open in 2026 and will help transform the Haitang Bay area into a world-class tourist and leisure resort by offering distinctive guest experience.

 "The Hainan Free Trade Port enjoys unique geographical advantages that make it a key platform for promoting China's 'dual circulation' strategy and taking reform and opening up to new heights. IHG sees bright prospects in Hainan and hopes to harness consumption trends in the region. By joining forces with a strong partner like China Duty Free Group, we hope to tap both international and domestic consumption, capitalise on regional strengths, and further grow our geographical footprint. The addition of the Regent and Hotel Indigo properties will create a more immersive stay experience for a new generation of travellers,” said Daniel Aylmer, Managing Director, IHG Greater China.

"IHG is one of the world's leading hotel companies. It has deep insights into the Chinese market, where it has consistently delivered strong growth. This will be a win-win partnership that leverages strengths from both sides, including IHG’s outstanding operating expertise and powerful system to form a complementary business ally. As an integral part of a luxury tourism and duty-free shopping complex, the two hotels promise to meet the increasing lifestyle needs of today’s guests,” said PENG Hui, Chairman, China Tourism Group Duty Free Corporation Limited.

The new development will be situated in a prime location along the Haitang Bay coastline, and within close reach of Sanya International Duty-Free Shopping Complex. The Regent Sanya Haitang Bay will boast 317 rooms and five different room types, including 10 private villas, and will deliver an unparalleled stay experience from one of the world's most legendary luxury brands. The Hotel Indigo Sanya Haitang Bay will house 175 rooms and four distinctive room types, and feature a unique design that exudes local character. The new development is also situated close to the InterContinental Sanya Haitang Bay Resort and will bolster IHG's brand portfolio in the region. This will enable the Group to cater to differentiated consumer needs and deliver a more personalised travel experience.

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