Lakewood Hills and the Bank of China revealed as new Team Supporters for Zhuhai

21 February 2020

The Clipper Race is delighted that Zhuhai has announced Lakewood Hills and the Bank of China as new Team Supporters for Zhuhai’s team entry in the Clipper 2019-20 Race.

The ‘Islands and Sailing’ city of Zhuhai, a debut Team Partner in the Clipper 2019-20 Race, is looking forward to working with both Partners who all share the goal of promoting Zhuhai as a key tourism and resort destination, as its yacht sails around the world. Both the Bank of China and Lakewood Hills will have their branding incorporated on to the Zhuhai yacht.

Lakewood Hills is a prestigious golf residential development in Southern China, which is in a superior position of Tangjia Bay in Zhuhai. This region is predominantly renowned for its exceptional collection of memorials and museums, its ecological areas and for having a strong culinary reputation.

The luxury development was designed and built by the Jiukong Real Estate (which is a company belonging to Zhuhai Hongchou which is state-owned by Zhuhai Holdings).

This impressive development is targeted towards working professionals in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area who are looking for a slice of luxury and to enjoy the best quality of surroundings.

The development is a myriad of varying forms of architecture which includes detached houses, multi-story houses and high-rise residential buildings to name but a few. There are shared public areas which includes the golf course and other areas of interest aimed at teenagers and young people.

Lakewood Hills are looking forward to working with the Clipper Race and strongly believe there is a great synergy between the two brands. The opportunity to associate with a global sporting brand such as the Clipper Race was too good to pass up for Lakewood Hills.

Renowned financial institution, the Bank of China, is also coming on board as a Team Supporter to Zhuhai for the 2019-20 edition of the Clipper Race. With its network of branches spanning 29 countries and regions worldwide, as well as 32 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in China, the Bank of China is a leading financial stalwart.

It was the first Chinese commercial bank to launch an A-Share and H-Share initial public offering and achieve a dual listing in both markets. It is no stranger to collaborating with iconic sporting events and brands and was previously the official banking partner of the Beijing Olympics in 2008. They will take the helm again as banking partner at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games which will be held in Beijing, making it the only bank in China to serve two Olympic Games.

The bank is delighted to be working with Zhuhai and the Clipper Race and is watching the progress of the race with interest. Zhuhai is renowned for its beautiful islands and coastline, with the cityscape framed by a stunning mountainous backdrop. Located on the west bank of Pearl River estuary Zhuhai is one of China's prettiest, cleanest and greenest cities and is fast becoming a key holiday destination in its own right.

As well as being voted China's most liveable city Zhuhai has also been awarded “The Happiest City in China’’ status. This, coupled with its adrenaline-fuelled motor racing track, impressive Zhuhai Opera House and plenty of local dishes to enjoy, is further enhancing Zhuhai’s reputation as being the’ place’ to visit in Asia.

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