Top Chinese film director Feng Xiaogang has hailed Mission Hills Haikou’s giant new tourist attraction, Movie Town, as “a place where dreams can come true”.
Feng was among a stellar line-up of cinema greats, industry executives, Chinese government officials and other VIPs who attended the Official Opening on Saturday.
The giant facility – fully named Haikou Mission Hills H. Brothers Feng Xiaogang Movie Town – spans 5.7 square kilometres and involves total investment of US$300 million.
It includes vintage street settings from Feng’s most famous movies, state-of-the-art film studios, an array of shopping and dining options and countless other entertainment and leisure features.
Located at the fully-integrated Mission Hills Haikou Resort on China’s tropical island of Hainan, it is expected to attract five million visitors per year.
Movie Town is a three-way collaboration between China’s premier leisure and lifestyle conglomerate, Mission Hills Group, Feng – the only Chinese film director to have his star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame – and the country’s biggest movie producers, Huayi Brothers Media.
Movie Town is just one of a series of major new construction projects at Mission Hills Haikou. Also nearing completion is the Mission Hills Low-Carbon Footprint Center, complete with shopping malls, Mission Hills Lan Kwai Fong entertainment district, leisure facilities and three new hotels, the Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance and Hard Rock Hotel.
Mission Hills Haikou already features a 539-room hotel, 10 world-class golf courses and “The World’s Largest Spa Resort” as officially recognized by Guinness World Records.
Meanwhile, Mission Hills Shenzhen-Dongguan on the Chinese mainland is officially “The World’s Largest Golf Club” with 12 courses. A major shopping, leisure, business and residential hub, Mission Hills Centreville, is currently under construction at this resort.
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