Club Med in Guilin, China
The new resort is set to launch in May 2013, offering Australian families the chance to discover the regions’ breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage landscape. Club Med Guilin offers dedicated activities and professional care by specialist staff for children aged two to 17. Each of the age-specific clubs are inspired by a different aspect of local Guilin culture, and offer age-appropriate activities, from mini badminton to ethnic crafts and river fishing. Packages include accommodation, three sumptuous meals per day, an open bar and snacking service, kids’ club (from four to 17 years), daily and evening entertainment, a wide range of sport and activities, and airport transfers. Kids under four years stay, play and eat for free.
Unlike other Club Med resorts, which traditionally offer a snow or beach experience, Club Med Guilin takes advantage of a pleasant year-round climate and idyllic rural setting, making it one of the most spectacular and revolutionary Club Med locations in the world.
Occupying a former Relais & Chateaux site, Club Med Guilin is set within its own magnificent lakeside sculpture garden, showcasing giant artworks by more than 150 internationally renowned artists from 30 countries.
The 4-Trident resort, which was re-designed by leading interior designers Studio Hertrich & Adnet, offers 330 luxurious guestrooms across two distinctive hotel wings: the 284-room modern Courtyard hotel and a boutique Chateau hotel with 46 ultra-exclusive rooms. Rooms benefit from views of the central garden, sculptures and surrounding mountains.
The Guilin resort pioneers many new all-inclusive activities for Club Med resorts globally. There is a limestone cave to explore, plenty of outdoor sporting activities including hiking, bungee bounce and rock climbing, a nine-hole pitch and putt, and three swimming pools, including a peaceful adults-only Zen pool.
As part of their all-inclusive package, guests can enjoy three main meals, as well as snacks and an open bar at Club Med Guilin’s restaurants and bars. Guests can sample authentic regional Chinese meals and international gourmet cuisine, prepared by a renowned local chef at the two main restaurants, one with a 360-degree of the overlooking landscape. For a more relaxed snack, the Noodle Bar is open throughout the day.