Club Med to open second resort in China

Club Med to open second resort in China

Club Med is to open its second resort in China this summer.

The 4-star Trident Guilin Resort (pictured) is based in southern China, near Guilin in the Guangxi region, within 45 miles of an international airport and about one hour's flight from Hong Kong and Canton.

The Club Med village is located in a 600-hectare public park called the Yuzi Paradiza Sculpture Park and in an area on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

It joins the company's first Chinese resort, Yabuli, which opened in 2010.

The Chinese market is expected to be the all-inclusive operator's second-largest market by 2015, with five new resorts planned in the near future.

However, the company is also targeting the UK market and expects the resort to appeal to western holidaymakers looking for a familiar, all-inclusive resort from which to explore the country.

Club Med UK managing director Laurent De Chorivit said: "We hope to attract new guests from the domestic [Chinese] market. However, the Guilin resort also gives British holidaymakers an easier way of discovering Asia. We expect Europeans to use Guilin as a stepping stone for exploring China."

The resort offers a variety of sports and activities, including the chance to learn indoor and outdoor flying trapeze, yoga, tai-chi, golf and cookery, including local Chinese dishes.

It has three swimming pools, including an indoor and adult-only tranquility pool, children's clubs for youngsters aged two up to 17. It also has a local Chinese cuisine restaurant and a spa with 15 treatment rooms.

Prices start from £1,790 based on two sharing a double room on an all-inclusive basis, including flights and transfers.

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