Zhuhai mega ocean resort to open mid-2013
Brian Higgs, reporting from China International Travel Mart 2012, Shanghai, November 19, 2012
GUANGDONG Chimelong Group will unveil in the middle of next year its new Chimelong International Ocean Resort in Zhuhai, a prefecture-level city on the southern coast of China's Guangdong province.
The mega resort’s general manager, Ivan Leung, said the property would feature a 1,888-room ocean-themed luxury hotel, a man-made beach with a wave pool, and various MICE facilities including a 3,000m2 grand ballroom, a 1,300m2 ballroom and 24 smaller function rooms.
According to Leung, water taxis will provide transfers between the hotel and the Ocean Kingdom water theme park via a 1km canal. Covering 500,000m2, the park will offer nine different rides, three separate shows featuring sea lions, dolphins and beluga whales, as well as the largest aquarium in the world, filled with 24,000 cubic tonnes of water.
Erica Zhang, director of sales & marketing, Chimelong Hotel Guangzhou, said the Chimelong International Ocean Resort would target leisure and MICE traffic from China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, as well as overseas markets such as Singapore and Malaysia.
While declining to reveal projected room rates at the upcoming property, she indicated that they would be similar to other five-star hotels in the region.