One&Only to open luxury resort in Sanya, China


Sanya, Hainan Province, China site for One&Only Sanya Resort

Kerzner International, the owner of One & Only Resorts announced the opening of a luxury One & Only resort in Sanya, China schedule for 2014. One & Only Sanya which will include 120 guest rooms and villas will be situated at Tufu Bay, which is currently virgin territory for tourism.

The project is being co-developed by Hainan Gezhouba Industrial Co Ltd while Kerzner International will manage the property, becoming the eighth One&Only resort worldwide. “Many good reasons led us to Sanya, including the nice beaches, good climate, convenient communications and excellent infrastructure,” said Sol Kerzner, chairman of Kerzner International.

“Tufu Bay is ideally suited for creating the first One&Only experience in China. The setting is just spectacular and I am very confident the resort will be well received by our many loyal One&Only guests and new guests alike,” says Sol Kerzner.

True to the brand’s heritage, One&Only Sanya will offer a variety of world-class cuisine showcasing regional specialties in restaurants overseen by internationally-acclaimed chefs. The resort will also house an indulgent One&Only Spa, honouring Sanya’s Chinese heritage by utilizing ancient Eastern traditions and holistic practices fused with modern spa therapies. In addition, meeting space will be available for bespoke gatherings, whether for business or pleasure.

Like all of the resorts within the collection, One&Only Sanya will place an emphasis on privacy while evoking a ‘sense of place,’ using materials that showcase the natural elements of Hainan. One&Only Sanya plans to weave pieces of the island’s historical tapestry throughout the resort with the use of original furnishings, fabrics and art crafted by descendants of local tribes. As with all One&Only properties, this resort will also boast innovative programming for families, including the celebrated KidsOnly Club. Guests will also have access to a host of unique sporting and entertainment facilities on-site

The city of Sanya is already home to various international high-end hospitality brands, such as Mandarin Oriental, MGM Resorts International and St Regis.