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HAIKOU, CHINA – April 25, 2017 – With love in full bloom this spring, The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou brings dreams of your special day to fruition by creating timeless romantic wedding experiences amidst the breathtaking backdrop of Hainan Island’s warm sunshine, tropical natural surroundings, and the rolling golf courses of Mission Hills Haikou.

The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou has partnered with Xinxi Margin Weddings and 12 top wedding brands – including Alice Yu Couture, Ansiw & Brian, DNAstudio, Glamour Bella, and more - to create a magical April Wedding Showcase, inspired by Phyllis Lin’s poem Shall I Compare Thee to an April Day? Echoing the emotions portrayed by Lin’s poetry, the showcase presented a variety of wedding services and products in the hotel’s pillar-less 8-meter high Grand Ballroom.

Both western and Chinese style banquet options were on display for the perusal of lovebirds, as an elaborately decorated Porsche bridal car made its debut in the spacious foyer. Guests tasted exquisite refreshment options, browsed elegant wedding gowns and accessories, and gained exclusive tips from wedding experts during the event with a lucky draw in hopes of a winning dream wedding. 

“At The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou we marry tradition and heritage with the modern traveler’s thirst for adventure and personalized experiences,” said Mr. Christopher Sommers, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou. “We encourage our guests to let us bring each wish to life by creating the perfect wedding day that reflects each couple’s unique story.”

As no two love stories are the same, each wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou is tailor-made to be a once-in-a-lifetime celebration that is meaningful for the bride and groom, as well as the friends and family in attendance. The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou strive to provide the hotel’s legendary service to create picture-perfect memories – whether couples imagine a lush outdoor garden ceremony, an elegant ballroom extravaganza, or an intimate candlelit gathering.

Start the festivities off with a personally tailored Spa retreat for the bridal party while the groomsmen share companionship on the championship golf course, creating heartfelt stories for years to come. Soon-to-be-married couples can prepare for their big day by rejuvenating the body, mind, and soul with a wide-range of wellness and lifestyle programs based on healthy living.

The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou’s spacious 1,350 sqm Grand Ballroom also features a 515 sqm foyer, fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology and a conference service team assisting in catering and entertainment arrangements. The hotel’s impressive banquet facilities are designed with three-dimensional floral motifs hinting a botanic fairyland story, marked by pastel blue tones, antique mirrors and pleated handcrafted details portraying an air of subtle sophistication.

Those seeking more off-the-beaten-path experiences may venture out to the Fairway Lawn for a lovely outdoor reception under the sun and exchange their vows in an outdoor setup complete with live music entertainment, signature refreshments such as the Golfer’s Tonic and 360 degree views of the vast fairways.

Honored guests at the wedding will find bliss in sumptuous dining that draws inspiration from traditional Hainan cuisine and immersive culture, from the freshest seafood to local tropical fruit. The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou’s expert catering team reinvents age-old customs to create innovative wedding menus to delight the most discerning of palates.

Fun-loving couples who wish to spice up the night may continue their celebration at Flair, the hotel’s glamorous rooftop bar where family and friends can dance the night away beneath the stars. Just a short walk from the hotel is Mission Hills Centreville, an international entertainment hub that features everything from cultural activities and conferences, premiere dining venues, to an indoor and outdoor commercial shopping complex complete with a plaza designed for festival events.

Tailored wedding packages include a comprehensive suite of services to take care of every detail of the special day. Couples may peruse fresh floral centerpieces, prepare engaging presentations on stage, gain exclusive access of the Bridal Suite, or partake in a pre-event food tasting for 6 people in Tin Lung Heen Chinese restaurant. 

A romantic One Night Stay in a Golf View Suite with two buffet breakfasts at Terra also includes The Ritz-Carlton Signature honeymoon experience in a Chinese or Western style set up, a bottle of wine or champagne paired with fresh fruit, hand-crafted chocolates for turn-down service, and other benefits such as two dining vouchers valued at RMB600 for the first anniversary celebration at any hotel restaurant, a wedding photoshoot venue, a couples treatment at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, and 50% discounts on outdoor lawn rental.

The volcanic region of Haikou city shares the same natural scenic beauty and temperate climate as Hawaii, making the ideal setting for intended hopefuls to fall in love with their soul mate all over again. Lovebirds can plan their escape from the haze of the city and immerse themselves in the pristine environment of Haikou, China’s most sought-after leisure destination.