Accor is gearing up to open its first Fairmont Resort in China,
following the rebrand (and extensive renovation) of the Wanda Vista
Resort Sanya. Set to open in December 2020, the Fairmont Sanya Haitang
Bay features views overlooking the diving hotspot of Wuzhizhou Island
and Yajia Daling Mountains close by.
To reach the hotel’s guest rooms and facilities, guests can take a
dragon boat ride along a 1,200-metre long river – the world’s first sea
water canal running within a hotel.
Fairmont Sanya Haitang Bay offers 523 guest rooms, suites and
residential apartments, some of them housed within a Fairmont Gold Tower
– the brand’s gold standard and ‘hotel within a hotel’ concept, which
is an option for top-tier incentive groups.
The resort features a nine-hole golf course, signature Willow Stream
Spa, gym, three outdoor pools, as well as full conference and banquet
facilities – including a 1,500 sqm pillarless ballroom, nine meeting
rooms and a private VIP function room.
On the destination front, Fairmont’s choice of Sanya for its debut in Greater China has proven strategic.
Accor Greater China’s chairman and chief operating officer, Gary
Rosen, said: "With the roll-out of the masterplan for Hainan's free
trade port, Hainan Island will create impactful opportunities, mostly
with tourism services and high-tech industries."