Above:Â The Royal Begonia lobby on China’s Hainan island.
The Luxury Collection has chosen a secluded 370-meter stretch of beachfront for its first project on the Chinese getaway island of Hainan. Set to open on August 16, the hotelâ€™s 142 rooms and suites have been finished with both local and European touches.
Each of the rooms at the Royal Begonia includes a private balcony with views of the South China Sea or landscaped gardens below, while a further 18 luxury villas offer private pools and courtyard gardens.
Personal concierges arrange visits to local villages, weaving lessons in the style of the Li peopleâ€”Hainan’s largest ethnic minority groupâ€”and tours to Wuzhizhou Island, just off the Haitang Bay coast, one of the areaâ€™s premier diving locations.