New Culinary Adventure Launched At Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa

Five traditional elements of metal, wood, water, fire and earth are the gastronomic themes

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January 01, 2009

SANYA, China -  The award-winning Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa’s restaurants and bars are offering gastronomic experiences based on the five traditional elements of metal, wood, water, fire and earth, led by the hotel’s well-known Executive Chef Hamish Watts, recently named “Chef of the Year” by (insert the name of Shanghai TV station). Guests can look forward to a new culinary experience this Chinese New Year, where welcoming the Year of the Ox becomes more memorable than before.

Metal – Bar D’Or
Extravagantly decorated and designed in a luxurious gold international setting, Bar D'Or is an excellent venue for evening entertainment. Toast to the arrival of Spring with the specially concocted Spring Festival Cocktail, available on January 25 from 20:00 to 01:00.

Free house cocktails are offered to ladies on Ladies’ Night from 20:00 to 21:00 every Wednesday, and guests can also groove to live music from Lunch Box, a resident band from the Philippines, on Friday evenings.

Wood – Teak Lounge
The expansive lobby lounge, permeated with solid and comforting teak wood, is an ideal chill-out place throughout the day. During the day, guests can savor traditional Chinese “Tea for You” and watch tea performances, complemented by the scenic views outside the lounge.

In the evenings, the lounge transforms into the perfect spot for guests to indulge in its signature Elite Cocktails, arguably the best cocktails on the island prepared by the hotel’s own mixologist. These are created using a combination of tropical fresh ingredients [examples?] and spirits.

Water – .IZE
The signature water-themed .IZE restaurant has a daily selection of the freshest seafood and finest wines for a prosperous start to the New Year. All time favorites such as Japanese Yakitori (grilled chicken on skewers) are available on Tuesday evenings as well.

Fire – The Big Kitchen
The heat and transformative properties of fire serve as the central theme of the all-day dining restaurant. Guests will be spoilt for choice when they have their New Year reunion dinners with the wide array of dishes designed to tantalize the taste buds of each individual.

On Thursday evenings, guests can sample some of the best Asian cuisine that originated from the Silk Road of China, aptly themed “Silk Road Spice”. Friday is the day of “Seafood Bonanza”, where seafood lovers can indulge in an abundance of Southern China’s freshest seafood. On weekends, diners can either treat themselves to a “Beach Bonfire BBQ” on Saturdays or the highly popular “Sanya Streets BBQ” on Sunday evenings.

Earth – China Harvest
China Harvest recently saw the introduction of authentic Hainan specialties made from the freshest ingredients by Chef Tony Leong. Guests who desire something different this New Year can savor the exotic flavors of Hainan, with the restaurant’s selection of traditional delicacies such as Wenchang Chicken, Jiaji Duck, Dongshan Lamb and Hele Crab, designed to send them into gastronomical heaven.

For more information on special dining experience, please call Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa at Tel + 86 (898) 8858 8888, send email to or visit

About Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa
•    Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa features a total of 501 guestrooms, suites and villas. It commands a prime location on 400m of unspoilt beach front at the western end of Yalong Bay, a 30-minute drive from the city of Sanya and the international airport. The average room size will be 48.5sqm, with over 50% of the rooms overlooking a wide, crescent-shaped sandy beach and the South China Sea. The remainder has vistas over the surrounding National Park. A 6780sqm Spa Retreat that encompasses a spa with eight treatment pavilions, a fitness centre offering exercise equipment, a reflex zone for traditional massages and foot reflexology, a relaxation area with deck lounges, steam room and sauna, and a tea lounge. Other facilities include six restaurants and bars, a 3800sqm resort pool resort, two tennis courts, Kidz Paradise, and a one-stop Yalong Bay Adventure Club. The resort also features a detached all-inclusive MICE Pavilion that offers extensive meeting and banquet facilities, more than 3000sqm of space in two storeys as well as two spacious outdoor event lawns.
•    Hilton International has linked up with one of China’s foremost developers, the China Jin Mao Group Co – the company behind the striking Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai.
•    The island enjoys a year-round tropical climate. It offers a treasure trove of activities including fishing, scuba diving, golf, visits to minority villages, cultural sites as well as proximity to the mainland and visa-free access. Infrastructure in Hainan is fast developing, with two international airports, wide railway network and accessible ports. The Island has been chosen venues for several prominent events including the Hong Kong-Sanya International Sailboat Race held every November, Hainan Discovery Triathlon in 2002 and 2003, as well as the recent Golden Rooster Film Awards, Sanya Happy Festival, and more.

Ms. Serena Liu                       
Marketing & Communications Manager   
Tel: +86 (0)898 8858 8888 - 8860  / email:

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