Kerzner, One&Only to open its 1st resort in Sanya on Tufu Bay in 2014
The 180-room and villa hotel will sit amidst 40-acres of coconut palms and rosewood trees, offering views of Tufu Bay, a part of the South China Sea.
Kerzner International has entered into an agreement with Hainan Gezhouba Industrial Company Limited, with the assistance of Greentown Hotel Management Co., Ltd., to develop and operate a new One&Only resort on Tufu Bay in Sanya, Hainan, China.
With approximately 180 guest rooms and villas, One&Only Sanya will be nestled amidst 40-acres of coconut palms and ancient rosewood trees, commanding views from over a half-kilometre of private coastline.
This will be One&Only’s first resort in China, and it is anticipated to begin welcoming guests in early 2014.
"Tufu Bay is ideally suited for creating the first One&Only experience in China. The setting is just spectacular and I am very confident the resort will be well received by our many loyal One&Only guests and new guests alike,” said Sol Kerzner, Chairman, Kerzner International. “It feels terrific to be able to make this announcement and get back to doing what we do best – designing and managing world-class luxury resorts.”
Tufu Bay offers stunning views of the South China Sea, which will inform the design of both the public and private spaces of the resort. True to the brand’s heritage, One&Only Sanya will offer a variety of world-class cuisine showcasing regional specialties in restaurants overseen by internationally-acclaimed chefs. The resort will also house an indulgent One&Only Spa, honouring Sanya’s Chinese heritage by utilizing ancient Eastern traditions and holistic practices fused with modern spa therapies. In addition, meeting space will be available for bespoke gatherings, whether for business or pleasure.
As with all One&Only properties, this resort will also boast innovative programming for families, including the celebrated KidsOnly Club. Guests will also have access to a host of unique sporting and entertainment facilities on-site.
"With so many guests from China already experiencing One&Only and Atlantis resorts worldwide, it made perfect sense for our next resort to be in China,” said Alan Leibman, CEO, Kerzner International. "I am thrilled we were able to partner with such industry leaders as Gezhouba and Greentown. I am very excited about entering the Chinese market – it is the perfect place for One&Only to continue the growth of its brand.”