Edition Hotels to Make China Debut in Sanya

By Paul Joseph

Luxury hotel group EDITION is to open its first hotel in China in the city of Sanya at the southern end of Hainan Island.

The Sanya EDITION, a spectacular oceanfront destination, is the latest addition to the brand’s portfolio of properties that was conceived by renowned hotelier Ian Schrager in partnership with Marriott International.

Each hotel is billed as redefining the codes of traditional luxury by balancing sophisticated design and personalised, attentive service with one-of-a-kind food, beverage and entertainment offerings reflecting the best of the cultural and social milieu of each location.

Speaking about the impending Sanya opening, Mr Schrager said: “The Sanya EDITION was conceived for the China of today and the China of tomorrow.  The resort is a unique sophisticated vision and embodiment of a cosmopolitan China for all the world to see.”

Centrally located in Haitang Bay, the new hotel is set within 50 acres of meticulously landscaped lush tropical greenery and is home to a striking 20,000 square metre expanse of private ocean overlooking the South China Sea. 

The idea behind the resort was to divide the property into different specialised 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. 

While adventurers climb the rock wall or ride the paddleboards, friends gather in the Mahjong Rooms. As toddlers explore the water slides and fantastical treehouse, wellness seekers retreat to the meditation forest or find sanctuary in the 11 exclusive treatment rooms in The Spa at The Sanya EDITION.

Throughout the lush tropical landscape, a village of family cabanas and relaxation pavilions – each one fitted with comfortable couches, flat-screen TVs and minibars – encourage lounging, while families can take advantage of designated child-friendly entertainment zones spaced throughout the property, from the outdoor movies and arcade games to the saltwater pool and rock-climbing wall.

Driving entertainment in a new direction, a private bumper car rink invites youngsters – and the young at heart – to experience excitement behind the wheel of a brightly-colored bumper car.

EDITION Hotels is part of Marriott International, an American hospitality company that manages and franchises a broad portfolio of hotels across the world.

An American entrepreneur, hotelier and real estate developer, Ian Schrager is often associated with co-creating of the Boutique Hotel category of accommodation. Originally, he gained fame as co-owner and co-founder of Studio 54.

By Paul Joseph