The design story of Sheraton Shenzhou Peninsula Complex Resort, Hainan
Opening in 2011, the Sheraton Shenzhou Peninsula Complex is an overall complex resort in Greater China featuring a Sheraton and Four Points Resort. The complex resort is located in the Festival Bay of Shenzhou Peninsula, in the southeast area of Wanning city in Hainan.
Facing the South China Sea, the complex provides a total of 646 rooms and suites, 4 dining facilities, 6 lounges and bars, a wedding chapel, and versatile meeting and banquet spaces over 3,600 square meters for every occasion. The exquisite sandy beach, a 50-meter long T-shaped swimming pool and Lagoon, Kids Club, Spa, and professionally equipped fitness center complete a perfect holiday for both MICE and leisure guests.
Since its opening, the Sheraton Shenzhou Peninsula Complex Resort has become an iconic hospitality property on the east coast of Hainan and redefines the holiday experience in this prominent tropical destination.
The resort also features the Dunes, a 36 holes golf course with an additional 5 practice holes has been thoughtfully designed by internationally-renowned Tom Weiskopf to make the most of the distinctive geography and dramatic beauty of Shenzhou Peninsula.
The building design of the Sheraton Shenzhou Peninsula Complex is a masterful synthesis of work by Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (WATG), the world’s leading hospitality design firm.
The design of the resort features a contemporary Chinese style. The architects of WATG used rustic stone and wood building materials for the main lobby building and the F&B venues at the resort.
WATG specializes in hospitality, leisure and entertainment design from its offices in Irvine, Honolulu, Seattle, Orlando, Singapore and London. The firm is best known for such internationally-acclaimed projects as Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas; Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa; Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea; Hotel Bora Bora, French Polynesia; Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa at Walt Disney World Resort; and The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel.
Five elements, namely: metal, wood, water, earth and fire were used in the design of hotel facilities. The metal element is widely used for decorative objects, railings and some parts of furniture; and the wood element is used in decorative walls, ceilings and folding doors
The facilities design of the Sheraton Shezhou Peninsula Complex was done by the KK International Co., Ltd., a Hong Kong-based company that has more than 40 years of design experience in hospitality facilities. KK International deals with overseas hotel and recuperation facilities, and is involved in hospitality projects including planning and consultation, construction and interior design.
KK harmonised the forces and energies of the facilities they designed at the Sheraton in order to blend-in with surrounding natural features. They used five elements, namely: metal, wood, water, earth and fire in the hotel facilities. The metal element is widely used for decorative objects, railings and some parts of furniture; the wood element is used in decorative walls, ceilings and folding doors; the water element in a waterfall, swimming pool and water feature; earth element in accent walls and a rock garden; and the fire element in decorative lighting.
The interior design of the Sheraton Shenzhou Peninsula Complex has been tastefully decorated by the award winning BUZ Design in Hong Kong.
Founded in Hong Kong in 2001 by J Lee Rofkind, BUZ Design aims to provide a high level of service and creativity on hospitality projects around the world. The multinational staff at BUZ are committed and visionary designers with strong interdisciplinary skills who all strive to achieve a unique solution for each project.
The focus of BUZ Design is exclusively on the design of luxurious hospitality projects which include hotels, restaurants, spas, clubhouses and high-end residential properties.
The clientele list of BUZ Design includes many of the top international five-star hotel operators such as the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Ritz-Carlton, Starwood, Wynn Resorts, MGM Grand, and Shangri-La.
ABOUT SHERATON SHENZHOU PENINSULA COMPLEX
Nestled in the south-east coast of Hainan Province, Shenzhou Peninsula, a 18 square km peninsula, is planned and developed by CITIC Pacific Wanning (United) Development Co., Ltd. It is a complete tourist destination consisting luxury hotels, golf courses, shopping areas, spa, and 4 beautiful white sandy beaches spread along the coastline. Shenzhou Peninsula is at the southeast side of Wanning County, only 30 km to Bo’ao and 25 km to Xinglong hot spring area. By the completion of construction for a high speed train along Hainan’s east coast early 2011, it will only take 20-30 minutes from Haikou or Sanya to the peninsula.
Sheraton Shenzhou Peninsula Resort and Four Points by Sheraton Shenzhou Peninsula are managed by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. The complex provides a total of 646 rooms and suites, 4 dining facilities, 6 lounges and bars, a wedding chapel, and versatile meeting and banquet spaces over 3,600 square meters for every occasion. The exquisite sandy beach, a 50-meter long T-shaped swimming pool and Lagoon, Kids Club, Spa, and professionally equipped fitness center complete a perfect holiday for both MICE and leisure guests.
SOURCE: Sheraton Shenzhou Peninsula Complex & WOS Team