Winning Best in Show alongside several other awards, The Sanya EDITION stole the show at the 13th Hospitality Design Awards. Beating over 600 competitors to win the coveted prize, the luxury hotel located on Hainan Island also took home Best Upscale/Luxury Hotel and Best Upscale/Luxury Public Space.
Now in its 13th year, the Hospitality Design Awards sets an industry benchmark for hotels and restaurants that pioneer in the design sector. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony held in New York’s Cipriani Hotel and were decided by an esteemed jury of industry professionals.
EDITION’s first property in Asia, The Sanya EDITION brings a new level of experience to the South China Sea. Opening just last December, The Sanya EDITION is the latest creation for the brand from legendary hotelier Ian Schrager in partnership with Marriott International. Comprising of 512 residential-style guestrooms, including 46 suites, the hotel also boasts an additional 17 exclusive hotel villas nestled into a terraced hillside, each one with a private pool and private outdoor space.
“We are so delighted that The Sanya EDITION has been awarded not one, but three of the top titles at the Hospitality Design Awards! It truly is a unique property and as our first property in Asia we are honoured that it has been so well received,” explained Alexandra Withers, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Schrager Studio have applied their renowned meticulous attention to every detail of the hotel’s space. Effortlessly redefining the codes of traditional luxury by balancing sophisticated design and personalised, attentive service with one-of-a-kind food, entertainment and cultural immersion.
In ancient times, Sanya was known as ‘the end of the sky and ocean’; The Sanya EDITION embraces this concept be responding to China’s ever-changing landscape and introduces travellers to a new kind of luxury hotel experience. Centrally located in Haitang Bay, The Sanya EDITION is set within 50 acres of meticulously landscaped lush tropical greenery. Featuring a striking 20,000 m2 private ocean overlooking the South China Sea.
The reception area reflects the duality of the hotel where a traditional lotus pool and live bamboo grove serve as counterpoint to a curated art gallery displaying the work of renowned Chinese artists. Guests are greeted with a striking view of the resort’s Private Ocean, which is gracefully framed by a series of teak pavilions. The spectacular 20,000m2 private ocean overlooking the South China Sea is unique to China and serves as the property’s focal point with numerous activities radiating around the vast body of water.
Ian Schrager explained his design; ‘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.’
EDITION hotels showcase the best of dining and entertainment, services and amenities along with one-of-a-kind design and individual style. Each EDITION property is unique and created to reflect the best of the cultural and social milieu of its location and of the time.