Sanya, People’s Republic of China – 13 February 2012 – Kerzner International Holdings Limited, which through its subsidiaries is a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts, casinos and luxury hotels, 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 luxurious guest rooms and villas, One&Only Sanya will be nestled amidst 40-acres of coconut palms and ancient rosewood trees, commanding enviable views from over a half-kilometre of private coastline. This will be One&Only’s first resort in China. It is anticipated to begin welcoming guests in early 2014.
Created exclusively for the uber-luxury resort market, One&Only
Resorts are conceived as hallmarks of excellence. Set in some of
beautiful locations in the world, each award-winning resort offers
distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine
hospitality and a lively energy that is unparalleled. These seven
properties include the iconic One&Only Reethi Rah in the
Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius;
Mirage in Dubai; One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas; One&Only
in Los Cabos, Mexico; One&Only Cape Town in South Africa and
The Palm in Dubai.
“Tufu Bay is ideally suited for creating the first One&Only
experience in China. The setting is just spectacular and I am very
the resort will be well received by our many loyal One&Only guests
guests alike,” says Sol Kerzner, Chairman, Kerzner International.
feels terrific to be able to make this announcement and get back to
we do best – designing and managing world-class luxury resorts.”
Tufu Bay offers stunning views of the South China Sea, which will
the design of both the public and private spaces of the resort. True to
brand’s heritage, One&Only Sanya will offer a variety of
cuisine showcasing regional specialties in restaurants overseen by
internationally-acclaimed chefs. The resort will also house an
One&Only Spa, honouring Sanya’s Chinese heritage by utilizing
Eastern traditions and holistic practices fused with modern spa
In addition, meeting space will be available for bespoke gatherings,
for business or pleasure.
Like all of the resorts within the collection, One&Only Sanya will
place an emphasis on privacy while evoking a ‘sense of place,’ using
that showcase the natural elements of Hainan. One&Only Sanya plans
pieces of the island’s historical tapestry throughout the resort with
of original furnishings, fabrics and art crafted by descendants of
tribes. As with all One&Only properties, this resort will also
innovative programming for families, including the celebrated KidsOnly
Club. Guests will also have access to a host of unique sporting
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,” says Alan Leibman, CEO, Kerzner International. “I
thrilled we were able to partner with such industry leaders as Gezhouba
Greentown. I am very excited about entering the Chinese market –
the perfect place for One&Only to continue the growth of its
The Project Design Team is currently in the process of reviewing plans
which will be submitted to the local authorities for approval.
Hainan Gezhouba Industrial
Company Limited, is
a subsidiary of China Gezhouba Group Company Limited, a large
with assets in hydro-power generation, infrastructure and real
The company is active in both domestic and overseas markets.
Kerzner International Holdings
Limited, through its
subsidiaries, is a leading international developer and operator of
resorts, casinos and luxury hotels. Kerzner’s flagship brand is
which includes Atlantis, Paradise Island, a 2,317 room ocean-themed
resort in The Bahamas, as well as The Cove Atlantis and The Reef
The Bahamas and Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, a 1,500-room, water-themed
The Palm, overlooking the Arabian sea and mainland Dubai. Under
One&Only brand, Kerzner also manages seven of the top-rated luxury
properties in the world, located in The Bahamas, Mexico, Mauritius, the
Maldives, South Africa and Dubai. Additionally, the Mazagan Beach
a 500-room destination casino resort in Morocco, is also operated by
For more information concerning Kerzner and its operating subsidiaries,
Created exclusively for the luxury resort market,
One&Only Resorts are conceived as hallmarks of excellence.
some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning
offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local
genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled.
properties include One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives; One&Only Le
Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai;
One&Only Ocean Club
in The Bahamas, One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico,
Town, South Africa and One&Only The Palm, Dubai. More
One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com