Johannesburg, 10 October 2013: Club Med launched its latest all-inclusive sun resort in the culture rich region of Guilin in China. Located within the popular Yuzi Paradiza Sculpture National Park, which boasts over 100 contemporary sculptures, and against the backdrop of sugarloaf mountains, Club Med Guilin is home to tranquil surroundings and magnificent natural beauty.
China is the third most visited destination in the world and the number of South African travellers visiting China has steadily increased over the past three years. Club Med’s opening of its second resort in East Asia is testament to the interest in and worldwide growth of the previously unfamiliar destination.
“Many South Africans may think that China is too far to travel to, especially when doing so with children. Club Med’s all-inclusive product offering and airline partnerships provide competitive rates, stylish facilities and direct flight routes to China that cater for both families and adventure seekers. This makes the resort a viable and cosmopolitan holiday destination for all South Africans,” explains Stuart de Bourgogne, managing director at Club Med South Africa.
Designed by the renowned team of Marc Hertrich and Nicolas Adnet, founders of one of the finest interior design studios, Club Med Guilin features two contemporary hotels offering 329 spacious rooms. The resort’s accommodation options range from club rooms to family castle suites and guests can also enjoy exquisite garden or mountain views.
The resort provides a wide range of amenities and activities catering to singles, couples and families. Guests can relax and unwind on the pool deck; at the adults-only Zen area; participate in the Tai-chi, meditation and yoga classes; or indulge in a treatment at the spa.
For those seeking some fun, adventure or discovery, the resort provides access to activities such as a flying trapeze, fitness academy, table tennis, badminton, hiking academy, rock climbing, mountain biking, cave exploration and cultural excursions.
Club Med Guilin offers guests a diverse Chinese experience introducing traditional elements such as the signature welcome, art, décor, cuisine and activities synonymous with Chinese culture. One of the highlights at Club Med Guilin is the grandeur of the Impression show; a cultural display of music and lights performed by over 600 local artists on a 2km stage on the Li River.
For its youngest guests, Club Med Guilin’s kids clubs are run by dedicated G.O.s and designed for children from ages 2 – 17. The children engage in sport, creative activities and games to ensure a fun-filled experience.
Diners at Club Med Guilin are invited on a gastronomic journey where they delight in a variety of regional Chinese specialties and international cuisine at the resort’s four restaurants. In addition to this, guest can participate in a game of snooker, Mah-jong, or even karaoke while enjoying a drink at the main bar.
To provide guests with a broader cultural and discovery experience, Club Med has launched its Stopover Product, which also offers a less tedious travel experience to long haul destinations. Available from 1 November, the offering encourages guests to combine their Club Med holiday with a few nights in another city hence; guests travelling to Club Med Guilin will have the option to also experience Hong Kong.