Latest luxury Edition property to open on Hainan Island
Ian Schrager, the internationally renowned American hotel visionary, continues building on his legacy with the opening of his first hotel in China. The Sanya Edition, a spectacular oceanfront destination on Hainan Island, just off the coast of Southern China, is the latest addition to the luxury hospitality brand.
In ancient times, Sanya was known as “the end of the sky and ocean.” The new property embraces this concept by responding to China’s ever-changing landscape and introduces travelers to a new kind of of luxury hotel experience. Centrally located in Haitang Bay, The Sanya Edition is set within 50 acres of meticulously landscaped lush tropical greenery. Featuring a striking 20,000 square metre private ocean overlooking the South China Sea.
The fundamental idea behind this resort was to divide the property into different specialized zones that overlap with each other but simultaneously retain their own unique identities. The zones include: water, fun, sports, kids, adult, family, eating, nightlife, entertainment, sensory and relaxation.
￼The Sanya Edition comprises 512 residential-style guestrooms, including 46 suites, and an additional 17 exclusive hotel villas nestled into a terraced hillside, each one with a private pool and private outdoor space. One of the key features of the resort is the property’s Private Ocean, which is gracefully framed by a series of teak pavilions.
The spectacular 20,000 square metre private ocean overlooking the South China Sea is unique to China and serves as the property’s focal point with numerous activities radiating around this vast body of water. The private ocean beach on the north shore, which is shaded by coconut palms, offers pristine white powdery sand and is designed for swimming and enjoying the water and its magnificent view. To maintain the private ocean within the resort, 10 million gallons of sea water is pumped in from the South China Sea throughout the day, recycling once every 32 hours.
As a compliment, a series of age- specific pools in a number of different sizes are dotted around the private ocean, each one with their own program of special activities.
The Sanya Edition is scheduled to begin operations in December 2017.