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Sanya, China, June 8, 2016 – The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay has underlined its renown as Hainan Island’s top resort for weddings, after scooping four more prestigious awards in 2016.

With the first oceanfront wedding chapel in China’s famous resort island, the 5-star retreat was voted ‘Best Wedding Hotel’ in the 6th Annual China Hotel Awards along with three distinguished accolades from the Sanya Wedding and Tourism Association.

Coveted recognition as ‘Best Wedding Hotel’ in the national awards included an ‘Ultra Luxury’ rating for exceptional services in voting by the public, and from professional judges, three awards from the Sanya Wedding and Tourism Association followed during the Sanya Wedding Industry Conference 2016 on June 6.

The resort was honoured for ‘Best Public Relations Event of Year 2016’, for hosting the Chinese reality TV celebrity dating show ‘If You Love’.  In recognition of their contributions to Sanya’s wedding market, the resort’s Multi Property Vice President and General Manager Mr Hoss Vetry collected the ‘Elite of Year’ award and Senior Events Manager Mrs. Sophia Shi was voted ‘Golden Wedding Planner’.

“Sanya has great potential to be the number one wedding destination in China,” said Mr. Vetry.  “The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay is setting exemplary standards for others to follow as we continue to work closely with the Sanya Wedding and Tourism Association to enhance the renown of this uniquely romantic destination for couples.”

With breathtaking oceanfront views over the South China Sea as well as its heavenly wedding chapel, The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay has also cemented its position as Sanya’s leading hotel for weddings with a professional ‘Romanceologist’ in its specialist wedding team, arranging intimate ceremonies with exceptional, personalised attention to detail for newlyweds.

In an exclusive location beside Yalong Bay, the resort features 450 luxurious guest rooms, suites and private villas, with an idyllic Ritz-Carlton Spa, seven restaurants and lounges, and 1,700sqm of banqueting and event venues including a 910sqm grand ballroom.