Starwood has announced that The St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort, in China’s premiere resort destination of Hainan Island, is scheduled to open this November, 2011. As South China’s first St. Regis Resort, The St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort will introduce the region to a new level of luxury, sophistication and bespoke services along the most coveted and beautiful stretch of coastline on Yalong Bay.
“We are excited to introduce the St. Regis brand to Hainan Island,” said Sunny Heng, General Manager of The St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort. “The St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort will redefine luxury for this resort destination – offering unrivaled services and amenities and a stunning, contemporary design that will elevate the resort experience for the world’s most discerning travellers.”
The St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort offers wide appeal across a variety of audiences – from business executives to couples seeking romance to families seeking a fun and relaxing vacation.
The contemporary design by Brennan Beer Gorman Architects is exquisitely designed with luxury in mind, offering 401 guest rooms and suites, including 28 beachside villas. The resort’s architecture is inspired by the concept of two intertwined dragons. From the soft concave arch of the arrival pavilion to the repeated form of the “dragon backs” incorporated in the guestroom wings, the St. Regis presents a dramatic shape on the skyline, echoing the ridgeline of the surrounding mountains and the movement of the waves.
The resort’s interior design celebrates the sea, sand, marina and nautical elements – creating a casually elegant environment reminiscent of the world’s most luxurious ocean liners. The entrance features an impressive porte-cochere leading to a main lobby with clean-lined voluminous spaces accentuated with yacht-like wood finishes, sand-colored exotic diamond stones, and brightly colored fabrics and furnishings.
The guestrooms and villas themselves evoke a sophisticated and relaxing “guest quarters by the sea” environment that will exceed the discerning expectations of the St. Regis guests. Within the perfect marriage of things past and present, each guest room will be sumptuously appointed with deluxe amenities, including high thread-count linens, plush bath towels and St. Regis signature bath accessories.
Guests will have the option of remaining connected to the world through discreet technology thoughtfully placed within the relaxed privacy of their own room. Each room will be equipped with state-of-the-art modern conveniences such as HD plasma cable televisions, computer and MP3 charging stations, and WiFi access.
The St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort will also introduce the Iridium Spa to Southern China, setting a new standard for spa luxury. The Iridium Spa combines a five-star experience with traditional Chinese ingredients and treatments, allowing guests to renew and refresh mind, body and spirit with completely customized experiences.