Accor announces its first flagship Fairmont Resort in Greater China, in partnership with Hainan Keenwin Holdings. The newly refurbished Fairmont Sanya Haitang Bay is set to be the new icon of Sanya for prestigious and distinguished hospitality experiences.
Fairmont Sanya Haitang Bay is situated along the beautiful golden coastline of Haitang Bay. With views towards the diver’s paradise of Wuzhizhou Island and Yajia Daling Mountains, the resort has the best Feng Shui to bring harmony between travellers and nature.
Fairmont Sanya Haitang Bay features a team of star designers and architects, which includes world-renowned interior designer Nick Winai Suansalee from Leo Design Group as well as landscape architecture by Francis Leung, the former Design Director of Belt Collins.
The resort has the formal symmetry often found in imperial palaces, and offers a number of exquisite architectural gems that are destinations in their own right. In accordance with ancient Chinese architectural principles, a pair of Watchtowers forms the portal to the resort. Covered Lounge Bridges made from stone arches act as pathways to the lobby pavilion, providing rest, shelter and vistas of intricate cornices against the green surrounds. Within the lobby, precious detailed wood carvings on walls and ceiling friezes took more than two years to complete and demonstrate a sense of grandeur and profoundness. Its unique 1,200-meter long river is the world’s first sea water canal running within a hotel. Guests can take a dragon boat ride to reach guestrooms and all other hotel facilities whilst enjoying the ever-changing scenery and amazing landscapes.
For those who wish to learn more about the resort’s relics, the Wood Art Gallery is a courtyard house boasting fine furnishings and artefacts from both the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty.
A spokesperson for the Sanya Tourism, Culture, Radio, Television and Sports Bureau said, “Sanya has been instrumental towards the development of Hainan as an international hub of tourism and consumption. The lush tropical paradise has grown its place on the world tourism map with features second to none. As a unique tax free zone, Sanya will continue to attract the most recognisable international names to join this blessed land. The arrival of Fairmont at Sanya will be a milestone highlight of the year and a prime offering to travellers and locals alike.”
With only an eight-minute drive from Sanya Haitang Bay International Duty Free Shopping Complex, the resort offers 523 guestrooms and suites as well as residential apartments, with some of these accommodations set within a new Fairmont Gold Tower. Fairmont Gold is the brand’s premier lifestyle concept of a ‘hotel within a hotel’ providing the highest level VIP services for the most discerning leisure and business guests. Contemporary furnishings with generous use of wood, textured carpets, soothing upholstery and soft leather enhance the relaxed elegance of the rooms. The resort is complemented by a distinctive villa area and features a 9-hole golf course.
The resort is home to a number of unforgettable dining destinations. All-day Restaurant Veranda demonstrates its authentic style through interactive dining with a global selection of market-fresh food, highlighting Southeast Asian elements and flamed-barbequed seafood selections. Chinese Restaurant Yuen Court is the place for fine Cantonese cuisine alongside contemporary Hainanese treasures.
Ocean Lounge boasts the best panoramic resort vista for an afternoon tea with refreshing ocean breezes or evening drinks and tantalising worldly tapas plates against a stunning seaside setting. Culinary creativity knows no bounds, with unparalleled experiences from personalised themed dining at historic Chinese buildings to a sumptuous river feast, with countless picturesque settings throughout the resort.
Fairmont Sanya Haitang Bay’s conference and banquet facilities include a 1,500sqm pillarless ballroom, nine meeting rooms, and a VIP function room, welcoming guests to celebrate special occasions, milestones and other important gatherings amid grand settings. Couples ready to commit can say ‘I do’ in a romantic Chinese inspired wedding pavilion set within a lush tropical garden.
The resort’s leisure amenities include a tranquil Willow Stream Spa, well-appointed Fairmont Fit gym, three outdoor swimming pools, kids’ club with indoor and outdoor play area, and a truly intimate Fairmont Gold Lounge.
“With the roll-out of the masterplan for Hainan Free Trade Port, Hainan Island will create impactful opportunities mostly with tourism services and high-tech industries. It is perfect timing for the arrival of Fairmont Sanya Haitang Bay to China’s largest special economic zone, as Hainan continues to transform into a major international trading, financial and shipping center,” said Gary Rosen, Accor Greater China’s Chairman and Chief Operating Officer.
“With Fairmont properties already in some of the world’s most famous destinations, the Fairmont Sanya Haitang Bay will notably become a focal point of the Island and will exceed our leisure and MICE guests’ expectations with outstanding facilities and services. Turning special moments into lasting memories that could only be found at Fairmont,” he added.
Li Liming, Hainan Keenwin Holdings’ Chairman, said, “We are confident to work with Accor on the operations of our property at Haitang Bay through its iconic luxury brand Fairmont, which is known across the globe for landmark hotels with unrivalled presence. We are very proud of this resort, well situated on Hainan Free Trade Port a unique destination in China. We anticipate that with the expertise of Accor and the brand excellence of Fairmont, we will be able to capture new markets once Fairmont Sanya Haitang Bay is launched.”
Fairmont Sanya Haitang Bay will open in December 2020 following extensive renovations to the property. The hotel joins a prestigious collection of some of the world’s most extraordinary hotels including the Fairmont San Francisco, Plaza New York and The Savoy London, both managed by Fairmont; the Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai; Fairmont Banff Springs; Fairmont Ajman; and the Fairmont Century Plaza Los Angeles.