The 'Hawaii of China'

J.L. Erickson A luxury beachfront resort on China’s second-largest island known as the “Hawaii of China” will open later this year with 292 oversized guestrooms, suites and more than a dozen private villas overlooking the South China Sea. Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will manage the resort on Hainan

By: J.L. Erickson

A luxury beachfront resort on China’s second-largest island known as the “Hawaii of China” will open later this year with 292 oversized guestrooms, suites and more than a dozen private villas overlooking the South China Sea.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will manage the resort on Hainan Island and said the Mandarin Oriental, Sanya, will be designed to appeal to sophisticated travelers in search of serenity and tranquility on a more than two-acre beachfront site on Dadonghai Bay.

The resort’s guestrooms, suites, villas and public areas will have views of the sea, and most guestrooms designed with a blend of contemporary northern Chinese architecture and delicate Asian touches will have direct access to the secluded beach along with private gardens with timber decks and trellises.
The prime feature of the resort, however, will be more than a dozen 2,150-square-foot private villas and 23 oversized suites, each with its own personal infinity-edge pool and garden and relaxation pavilions.

“Mandarin Oriental, Sanya, with its ideal setting on one of the most secluded beaches in the region, is positioned to become the most sophisticated beach resort in mainland China,” said Edouard Ettedgui, group chief executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

The resort is an approximately five-minute drive from Sanya City, about 12 miles from the city’s international airport, and will include a variety of dining options at seven restaurants and bars. It also will be the only resort in the area to offer banquet and conference facilities in an outdoor environment with expansive ocean views.

The 5,165-square-foot grand ballroom will accommodate up to 300 guests and will feature advanced audio-visual technology. In addition, there will be five conference rooms, each with extensive pre-function courtyards with sea views.

A 34,400-square-foot Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Sanya will feature an elevated, “floating” reception area and each of ten private treatment villas will offer state-of-the-art heat and water experiences and outdoor gardens for relaxation, outdoor treatments or private yoga classes. Other wellness facilities will include a fitness center, beauty salon and two tennis courts.

Mandarin Oriental, Sanya will also feature two landscaped infinity pools with direct access to the beach, as well as organized water sports such as snorkeling and scuba diving. In addition, the resort will encompass an upscale retail facility, fully equipped business center, library, reading room, games room and children’s center.

Hainan Island is located at approximately the same latitude as Hawaii and is separated from mainland China by the Hainan Strait, about 50 minutes south of Hong Kong by air.
 

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