FIRST CLUB MED GLOBAL EVENT IN CHINA: CLUB MED GUILIN HOSTS A TWO-DAY GRAND OPENING SPECTACULAR TO CELEBRATE NEW COMPANY MILESTONES

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FIRST CLUB MED GLOBAL EVENT IN CHINA:

CLUB MED GUILIN HOSTS A TWO
-
DAY GRAND OPENING
SPECTACULAR TO CELEBRATE NEW COMPANY MILESTONES


Celebrities, Club Med top management, government officials and global media
gathered at Club Med Guilin from 23
-
25 September for a Grand Opening Spectacular.
The two
-
day global event celebrated the successful launch of Club Med’s second
resort in China as
well as recently announced milestones regarding Club Med’s global
development strategy that will see the French brand
accelerate its
growth in fast
-
developing travel markets such as
China
.

More than 300 international guests from
Greater China, South East A
sia & Pacific,
Europe, South Africa, Israel,
Brazil and
Australia travelled to Guilin to attend the
Grand Opening event. Mr Henri Giscard d'Estaing, Chairman & CEO of Club Med,
was joined by honoured guests Mr Guang Chang Guo, Chairman of Fosun (a major
st
akeholder of Club Med) and Mr GT Tsao, Owner of Club Med Guilin and Sylvie
BERMANN, French Ambassador.

Taiwanese TV celebrity Kevin Tsai and French designers Marc Hertrich and Nicolas
Adnet,

who created the new look of Club Med Guilin and other Club Med r
esorts
around the world, also travelled to Guilin to toast the new global destination.

Under the theme ‘Where Nature Meets Art’, invited guests were treated to the unique
Club Med spirit amidst the breathtaking natural splendour of Guilin. Guests enjoyed
t
he opportunity to explore the 46
-
hectare resort and its Modern Sculpture Park, savour
the signature restaurants, bars and even explore the limestone cave.

They also took part in Club Med Guilin’s extensive array of cultural and sport
activities, including

a wine tasting class, guided bike rides in nature, and relaxing tai
chi and yoga sessions. Excursions to explore more of the region included a trip to Li
River and a performance of
Impression Show Liu San Jie
by film director Zhang
Yimou.


Gala dinners, p
erformances and parties were held each evening during the Grand
Opening Spectacular. On 23 September, following an Inauguration Cocktail by the
Main Pool and Gala Dinner at Atelier Restaurant, guests enjoyed a thrilling
performance of ‘Shanghai Paris’ at t
he Theatre, specially conceptualised and
choreographed by the international GO team of Club Med Guilin. After the
performance, the festive mood continued with a White Sensation Party at Atelier Bar
lasting well into the morning. The final night ended with
a party and dancing by the
Lakeside.

About Club Med Guilin

Club Med Guilin pioneers premium all
-
inclusive, upscale hospitality in untouched
Guilin, a region revered as ‘China’s Most Beautiful Natural Landscape’ and a
UNESCO World Heritage site.

The new Cl
ub Med Guilin Resort brings
contemporary design and modern art to the picturesque karst landscapes of Guilin in
the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of southern China. Regarded as one of the
most spectacular Club Med destinations in the world, the 46
-
hecta
re resort pays
homage to the magnificence of local nature and the magic of its incredible Sculpture
Park created by a family of art aficionados.



Easily accessible from across Asia,
Guilin Liangjiang International Airport has direct
flights from major cit
ies across Mainland China, plus Hong Kong, Taiwan, Seoul and
Kuala Lumpur. Club Med Guilin is an easy 45
-
minute drive from the airport.

Club Med appointed Paris
-
based Studio
Marc Hertrich & Nicolas Adnet

to give the
pre
-
existing resort a stylish Club Med m
akeover, expanding the hotel facilities and
elevating it to the highest Club Med standards.
Club Med Guilin offers supremely
comfortable accommodation and sophisticated dining venues encompassing
international and local cuisines.


WELCOME CENTRE

The Welcome Centre features Reception services, plus a Discovery Centre, Club Med
Boutique and an Art Gallery. The design of the Welcome Centre contrasts polished
black granite with splashes of red lacquer and gold metal. The main focus is a huge
glass win
dow encompassing the picture
-
perfect karst and garden scenery that appears
like a traditional Chinese painting.


ART AND COMFORT COMBINE IN LUXURIOUS GUESTROOMS

The expansive resort features 330 elegantly appointed guestrooms spread across two
distinctive
hotel wings. The Courtyard also comprises a dedicated Lounge, Tea
House, Library and a Noodle Bar that is open for late afternoon snacks and after
dinner until late for guests’ convenience.


INNOVATIVE SPACES TO DINE, LOUNGE, MEET AND PLAY

The Atelier is the social heart of Club Med Guilin Resort. A former artists’ workshop,
the building is imbued with creative passion and its unusual architectural spaces have
been reimagined as unique venues to dine, socialise, meet and play.


The Atelier
comprises the following social areas: The Lounge is an invitingly
theatrical space with a red and gold mosaic carpet representing an unfurling dragon.
This leads through to the 626
-
seat Theatre complete with an indoor flying trapeze and
a mezzanine lounge,

which hosts Club Med evening shows and other gala events and
meetings. The mixed
-
use Bar is a convivial spot for relaxing and meeting new friends,
incorporating a giant central bar, private KTV and mahjong rooms, plus a dance floor.
Colourful lanterns and

oversized birdcages add to the cool circus vibe. The
international buffet Restaurant allows guests to choose their dining ambience from
different
themed pavilions


the
Painting Lounge, Folk Songs House and Sculpture
Garden

with an alfresco dining area.


Celebrating Guilin’s spectacular scenery and year
-
round pleasant climate, Club Med
Guilin boasts a 1,800sqm Natural Pool with views of the Sculpture Park and karst
mountains. This is the first Club Med Natural Pool both in China and at Club Med.



ENTERTAI
NMENT AND FUN WITH A SENSE OF CULTURE

All kids are VIPs at Club Med and the designers have created a children’s wonderland
inspired by
different aspects of local Guilin culture in the four age
-
defined Kid’s
Clubs. Thematic settings matched with age
-
appropr
iate activities include ‘Osmanthus
Flowers’ (
Petit
Club
2
-
4 years), ‘
Wildlife and Watercraft Along the Li River’ (
Mini
Club

4
-
7 years)

and ‘Cormorant Fishing’ (
Mini
Club

8
-
10 years)
. The Mini Club also
incorporates Club Med’s first
-
ever ‘0
-
depth’ Pool and
Water Fountain Playground.


In true Club Med style, the family
-
friendly resort also offers holidays that are rich in
adventure and communing with nature with an extensive array of activities designed
for all ages and accompanied by an international GO team
.
Outdoor enthusiasts are
spoilt for choice at Club Med Guilin. Adventurers can try their hand at
mountain
climbing

on the famous karsts with
10 paths with three different levels available.
Golf enthusiasts can practice at the resort’s

Pitch and putt’ or
the beginners can join
the beginner’s lesson with golf G.O by the practise net . Flying trapeze, archery,
hiking, biking, yoga, tai chi, tennis, ping
-
pong and badminton are some of the other
activities available to guests within the resort.


Guests looking

to explore more of Guilin beyond the resort can take part in
illuminating cultural experiences such as River Drifting on Li River and touring the
surrounding villages by vintage motorcycle sidecar.


Club Med Guilin Resort has been designed by Club Med’s a
ppointed French design
specialists

to blend perfectly with the magnificence of nature and Guilin’s
breathtaking karst landscape. Guests can look forward to the latest comforts and chic
style as they enjoy Club Med’s premium all
-
inclusive holiday experience
.


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Contacts

Gloria Chang

tel

:
+86 21 61972827

gloria.chang@clubmed.com