Rosewood Sanya Hotel and Forum

Rosewood Sanya Hotel and International Finance Forum, Hainan Building, Chinese Architecture

Rosewood Sanya Hotel and Forum

China Resort and Meeting Destination – design by Goettsch Partners (GP)

11 Feb 2018

Rosewood Sanya Hotel and Forum

Design: Goettsch Partners (GP)

Location: Hainan Island in Haitang Bay, Southern China

Rosewood Sanya and International Finance Forum

GOETTSCH PARTNERS COMPLETES ROSEWOOD SANYA AND SANYA FORUM

Hospitality complex forms landmark destination on Hainan Island

Rosewood Sanya Hotel and Forum
photograph © Shen Zhonghai, 1st image

With the opening of the Rosewood Sanya hotel late last year, architecture firm Goettsch Partners (GP) celebrated the debut of the final component of its new hospitality complex on Hainan Island in Sanya, China.

Rosewood Sanya Hotel and Forum
photo © Shen Zhonghai, 1st image

The Rosewood Sanya and Sanya Forum together form a landmark resort and meeting destination in Haitang Bay. Developed by Poly Real Estate Group, the complex features a 46-story, 711-key resort hotel and serviced apartment tower, a 28,000-square-meter forum convention center, a series of connecting retail buildings, and a modest visitors center.

Rosewood Sanya Hotel and Forum
photo © Shen Zhonghai, 1st image

The luxury resort hotel, with interiors by Hong Kong-based firm AB Concept, is designed to be intimate and exclusive, offering a limited 246 generously sized rooms—all with ocean views and individual terraces, some with their own plunge pool. Hotel guests arrive at a lushly landscaped entry and are immediately whisked up elevators to the sky lobby on level 14 for check-in.

Rosewood Sanya Hotel and Forum
photo © Shen Zhonghai, 1st image

Combined with level 13 below, this expansive two-level public area features unparalleled views and landscaped terraces, along with several amenities including a sweeping infinity-edge sky pool, lobby lounge, three-meal restaurant, and an executive club. From the sky lobby, local elevators then escort guests to their rooms on the lower levels.

Rosewood Sanya Hotel and Forum
photo © Shen Zhonghai, 1st image

The 465 serviced apartments are located in the main tower, which sits immediately behind the low, linear bar of hotel rooms. The top of the tower features a multilevel club for the exclusive use of the apartment residents and culminates in the iconic “lighthouse beacon.” The five-story forum serves as the link between the hotel and the new public square at Haitang Plaza.

Rosewood Sanya Hotel and Forum
photo © Shen Zhonghai, 1st image

“This hotel marks Rosewood’s first mainland China resort, and the forum is the largest convention center in the area,” said James Zheng, AIA, LEED AP, president of GP. “We are very pleased to deliver this landmark complex in collaboration with Poly Group.”

The design concept focuses on two main architectural elements: the “lighthouse beacon” for the hotel and serviced apartment tower, and a complementary “rock” for the forum convention center.

Rosewood Sanya Hotel and Forum interior
photo © Owen Raggett

With its glowing beacon visible when approached from land or sea, the 230-meter tower is conceived of as a unique resort in the sky. The building is organized vertically; its arrival sequence, world-class amenities, lush landscape, and incorporation of limitless water views are all considered integral to the creation of an unmatched resort experience.

Rosewood Sanya Hotel and Forum interior
photo © Owen Raggett

The forum is integrated with the surrounding landscape to create a compelling architectural presence that blends in with the lush landscape and opens framed views toward Haitang Bay. At the location where the land meets the sea, the lighthouse beacon tower rises from a conceptual outcropping of rock to serve as the symbolic center of the bay.

Rosewood Sanya Hotel and Forum interior
photo © Owen Raggett

“The ‘lighthouse’ metaphor of the tower distinguishes the hotel from other island resorts, and the forum’s sculpted form transcends the typical conference center,” 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.”

Rosewood Sanya Hotel and Forum building
photograph © Chen Ji

Within the wider context, the project acknowledges the importance of Haitang Plaza, the new public square for the surrounding bay where locals gather and access the waterfront. The forum is placed immediately north of the plaza and serves as the gateway to the development. Immediately north of the forum, the hotel tower is aligned on axis with Wuzhizhou Island as the iconic symbol of Haitang Bay.

Rosewood Sanya Hotel and Forum building interior
photo © Chen Ji

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21 Feb 2014

Rosewood Sanya and International Finance Forum

Design: Goettsch Partners (GP)

Location: Hainan Island in Haitang Bay, Southern China

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