MGM Grand Sanya 169
Sanya, Hainan Province, China
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
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.