ClubCorp To Manage New Private Business Club In Hefei, China

Paragon Club of Hefei to Feature Six Floors Offering Variety of Amenities and Luxuries

Apr 08, 2013, 13:32 ET from ClubCorp

DALLAS, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ClubCorp, The World Leader in Private Clubs, announces plans for the opening of the Paragon Club of Hefei, a 140,000-square-foot, six-story stylish and sophisticated private club venue in the new business district of Hefei, the capital and largest city of Anhui Province in Eastern China. ClubCorp will manage the Paragon Club of Hefei and expand its presence in the world's fastest growing economy.

Slated to fully open by July 2013, the Paragon Club of Hefei – located on floors 27 through 32 atop the Crowne Plaza Hotel – will serve as a focal point for the current and future leaders of the commercial, financial, cultural and social communities from the city of Hefei and Anhui Province.

The extensive business and social features of Paragon Club of Hefei are slated to include:

  • Stylish reception and dedicated member elevators
  • Sophisticated Chinese and international dining rooms
  • Tea Lounge – a distinct setting dedicated to serving teas from around the world
  • Piano Bar and Lounge where members can sip cocktails while enjoying all the latest music
  • Cigar Room for those aficionados of a good quality cigar
  • Wine Room – a dedicated room for tasting some of the finest wines from around the globe
  • KTV areas where members and their friends can get in touch with their inner rock star or crooner
  • Indoor golf simulator
  • Private dining rooms ideal for business dinners or celebrations
  • Banquet rooms that can accommodate up to 200 seated guests and 500 standing

Additional amenities and luxuries within the Paragon Club of Hefei venue are to include a spa, a Chinese medical clinic, dental clinic, salon, meeting rooms, art gallery, theater for Chinese opera, antique shop, tea house, and luxury suites.

"When conceiving the Paragon Club, my goal was to have a stylish and contemporary venue designed to meet the needs of the senior executives in the city of Hefei and Anhui Province as well as a truly unique and special retreat from the hectic pace of life," said Liu Lin, Chairman of the Anhui Ao Bao Enterprise Development Co. "In order to accomplish our goal, the company invited ClubCorp, the world leader in private clubs, to lead the management and marketing of the club and I am pleased to say they accepted the invitation. We look forward to our grand opening within a few months time."

"The Paragon Club will be a venue like no other in the ClubCorp portfolio and in China," said Dave Woodyard, ClubCorp Executive Vice President, Business and Sports Club Division. "We are very excited about the facility, which will no doubt set the standard for private club membership in the years to come."

In 2012, ClubCorp expanded membership privileges in China by adding Mission Hills China – a world-class conglomerate of hotels and resorts; golf and country clubs; award-winning spas; and sports academies which feature two locations in the cities of Shenzhen, Dongguan and Haikou, Hainana – to its reciprocal access program.

About Anhui Bo Ao Enterprise Development Co.
Established in 2003 in Hefei, Anhui Bo Ao Enterprise Development Co., Ltd. operates primarily in equity investment, investment in project management, and hotel and property development. Anhui Boao has developed more than 1 million square meters including Boao Mingyuan and Boao Liyuan Residential Resorts, Wal-Mart Shopping Center, the luxurious five-star Hefei Crowne Plaza and the five-star Best Western Premier Hotel in Hefei.

About ClubCorp
Dallas-based ClubCorp is The World Leader in Private Clubs®. Since its founding in 1957, ClubCorp has operated with the central purpose of Building Relationships and Enriching the Lives® of its members. ClubCorp owns or operates a network of more than 150 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs, and alumni clubs in 23 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries that serve over 350,000 members, with approximately 14,000 peak-season employees. ClubCorp properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); Capital Club Beijing; and Metropolitan Club Chicago. You can find ClubCorp on Facebook at and on Twitter at @ClubCorp.

Patty Jerde