Haitang Bay Resort & Spa

Nature-infused resort

Haitang Bay Resort & Spa is one of the most premier, exclusive and private waterfront resorts in the world. The design motif and character of the 7-star resort focuses on key principles of sustainable planning, maximum exposure to the spectacular surroundings and oceanfront, and the integrated uses of the resort into a series of cascading water elements and lush landscaped terraces.

At a Glance

Project Type

Hospitality, Residential

Location

Hainan, China

Size

28 Acres

Client

Sanya Gao Sheng Investment Co.

Executive Architect

Architect Design Co. Ltd.

Services

Architecture, Planning, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design

Awards

Gold Award, Best Hotel & Tourism Destination, MIPIM Asia

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This is a tropical resort perched along the beautiful beaches of Haitang Bay and backing up to the mountains, but we wanted to do more. We wanted to create a place for connecting to the people around you, connecting to the land and connecting to the culture, with a great story behind it.

site plan

The resort sits on 53 acres, with 435 rooms & suites and 8 resort villas. We deconstructed the resort experience and created a series of distinct open space sequences for what we call the villages of the resort.

Guest find soaring and yet welcoming proportions, delicate airiness, warm wood tones and the profusion of greenery inside and out.
Guest find soaring and yet welcoming proportions, delicate airiness, warm wood tones and the profusion of greenery inside and out.
As guests arrive they experience the uniquely tropical DNA of the place,
As guests arrive they experience the uniquely tropical DNA of the place,
interior
The warm wood tones and natural material palette is carried through to the interiors.
lake - permanence

The lake and village, with the simplicity of its design, gives a sense of always having been there.

Horizontal layering is used on each of the tower facades.
Horizontal layering is used on each of the tower facades.
private villas

There is a large component of for-sale private villas that continue the Chinese tradition of integrating nature with living spaces.

This contemporary interpretation organizes the living spaces in a linear pattern interspersed with gardens and pools.
A warm lush experience is created for almost every room.
This part of the Island is set in an agrarian community and thus there are recurring references to the agricultural landscape.
This part of the Island is set in an agrarian community and thus there are recurring references to the agricultural landscape.
Guests are not just reminded of, but fully immersed in the natural beauty of the resort's surroundings.
Guests are not just reminded of, but fully immersed in the natural beauty of the resort's surroundings.

The aesthetic is contemporary but authentic, while the feel is immersive and organic, delivering a layered collection of unique experiences.

Ed Lopez, Senior Design Principal
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