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Mandarin Oriental Sanya set to open

Mandarin Oriental is planning to manage a 292-room resort under development on China’s Hainan Island. It will open in the second half of 2006.
Mandarin Oriental, Sanya is located on a 12 hectare beachfront site on Dadonghai Bay, with views over the South China Sea. The resort is approximately five minutes drive from Sanya City, and 20 kilometres from the city’s international airport.

Average room sizes are of 55 square metres, most guest rooms will have direct access to the secluded beach, and will feature private gardens with timber decks and trellises.

Fifteen 200sq m private villas and 23 oversized suites will be a prime feature of the resort, each with its own personal infinity edge pool, garden and relaxation pavilion, offering the ultimate in seclusion. The design of Mandarin Oriental, Sanya is based on an interpretation of contemporary northern Chinese architecture, with interiors that will incorporate delicate Asian touches together with a relaxed resort experience.

A variety of dining options are planned at each of the seven restaurants and bars, including a Chinese restaurant, a Seafood Grill, a Jazz Bar and an upscale Cigar Lounge. Many restaurants will offer outdoor venues.

Mandarin Oriental, Sanya will be the only resort in the area to offer banquet and conference facilities in an outdoor environment with expansive ocean views.


The 480 square metre grand ballroom with an impressive arrival area, will accommodate up to 300 guests and will feature the most advanced audio-visual technology. In addition there will be five well-equipped conference rooms, each with extensive pre-function courtyards and magnificent sea views.

The 3,200 square metre Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Sanya has been fitted with an elevated, ‘floating’ reception area. Each of the 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. Spa programmes will be guided by Mandarin Oriental’s experienced spa experts, who are thoroughly educated in wellness and dedicated to serving the individual needs of every client.

As with all Mandarin Oriental spas, the heritage of the Group is evident with the inclusion of exclusive mind-body-spirit rituals rooted in Asian custom. Other wellness facilities will include a fitness centre, beauty salon, and two tennis courts.

Mandarin Oriental, Sanya will also feature two landscaped infinity pools surrounded by lush vegetation and with direct access to the beach. Other leisure activities will include organised water sports such as snorkelling and scuba diving. In addition, the resort will encompass an upscale retail facility, fully equipped business centre, library, reading room, games room and dedicated children’s centre.

“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. The project offers Mandarin Oriental a unique opportunity to introduce our luxury brand and legendary service standards for the first time to mainland China, where we are currently reviewing a number of other opportunities. We look forward to working with the developers on creating an exceptional experience for visitors to Hainan Island,” said Edouard Ettedgui, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.