Chicago-based Goettsch Partners is in a celebratory mood, as their new hospitality complex on Hainan Island in Sanya, China officially completes. Developed by Poly Real Estate Group, the 46-storey, 711-key Rosewood Sanya hotel and serviced apartment tower is the most conspicuous building in the new complex, which also includes the 28,000-square-metre Sanya Forum convention centre and a visitors' centre splayed among a series of connecting retail buildings.
The luxury resort hotel offers 246 rooms across the sprawling lower component, which features private terraces and ocean views. A sky lobby and amenities area straddle levels 13 and 14 with landscaped terraces, an infinity-edge sky pool, a three-meal restaurant, and an executive club.
The 230-metre tower is host to 465 serviced apartments, with the crown occupied by a multilevel amenities space for the exclusive use of residents. A "lighthouse beacon" brings the tower to a vertical climax.
The five-storey forum acts as the link between the hotel and a new public square at Haitang Plaza. "The 'lighthouse' metaphor of the tower distinguishes the hotel from other island resorts, and the forum's sculpted form transcends the typical conference centre," said Elias Vavaroutsos, AIA, principal and senior project designer at GP.
"These architectural symbols relate to the island context and heighten local awareness of the surrounding environment, geography and landscape."
Aerial imagery showcases how the buildings interact with one another and their surroundings. The forum is located immediately north of Haitang Plaza and serves as the gateway to the development. And north of the forum, the hotel tower is flush with Wuzhizhou Island, an iconic symbol of Haitang Bay.
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