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MGM Grand Sanya 169

Sanya, Hainan Province, China

Completion: 2012

The team provided interior design services

pearlescent stainless steel sculpture

Along with deep red, orange and yellow-gold

for this luxury hotel development on China’s

infl uenced by the butterflies that inhabit

hues, LED lighting simulates the effect

Hainan Island. As MGM’s first non-gaming,

Hainan Island. The sculpture’s transparency

of silk strands.

five-star hotel in China, the project includes a

allows guests to appreciate the enormity of

new eight-story hotel and the renovation and

the space while passing through it.

expansion of an adjacent hotel.

597 deluxe rooms, 72 suites and six A large media wall behind the reception and

exclusive villas. The guestrooms integrate

Within this tropical resort, guests can enjoy

concierge desks energizes the open-air lobby.

natural materials such as mother of pearl,

a memorable entertainment experience and

Guests feel the warm breezes as they look out

rattan, honey-colored woods and stone

amenities in a sophisticated, urban setting.

onto the pool and ocean beyond.

so the overall effect is reminiscent of the

The resort faces the beach and water and

locale, with a modern flair. Freestanding

on one side and mountains on the other. By

In addition to native flora and fauna, the

villas are designed around private pools

bringing outside elements into the space, the

unique locale inspired the team to integrate

and feature cool neutrals to emphasize the

design differentiates the MGM Grand Sanya

traditional and classic Asian motifs in unusual

calming, tropical environment.

from nearby resorts.

ways. Silk, the fine dining restaurant, applies the idea of Chinese silk markets into its design

Additional amenities include fi ve restaurants,

Guests entering the hotel encounter a

with a wall featuring bolts of the luxurious

a lobby lounge, a café, retail outlets, a

larger-than-life golden lion, a hallmark of

material in vibrant colors and patterns. Rich

pool and conference space that includes a

MGM’s properties. A six-story glass

woods, crystal chandeliers and traditional

14,000-square-foot ballroom.

atrium connects the hotel’s two wings. The

Chinese decor complement the material.

focal point of the lobby is a 50-foot-wide,

◄ pearlescent sculpture

The hotel features 675 guestrooms, including

2014 design annual

1.02 million sq. ft. / 94,930 sq. m.


2014 HOK Design Annual