JERDE project, Grand Hyatt Sanya Haitang Bay Resort & Spa, Wins Gold Award for Best Hotel & Tourism Development at MIPIM Asia 2017

Nov 29, 2017
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JERDE’s project, Grand Hyatt Sanya Haitang Bay Resort & Spa, won the Gold Award at MIPIM Asia 2017 for Best Hotel & Tourism Development. MIPIM Asia took place November 29, 2017 at Hong Kong Grand Hyatt Hotel. The Awards set the benchmark for excellence in the property industry and recognize the best and brightest projects in the Asia Pacific region. The winning projects are subjected to an onsite vote by MIPIM Asia delegates. This counts for 30 percent of the final results, which combines with the jury’s vote to determine the ranking for the MIPIM Asia Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners.

JERDE Design Principal and Senior Vice President, Eduardo Lopez, led his team to deliver the master plan, architecture, landscape, lobby and ADD interior design. The Grand Hyatt Sanya Haitang Bay Resort & Spa, located in Hainan, opened to the public in August 2016. It is one of the most premier, exclusive and private waterfront resorts in the world. The design motif and character of the resort focuses on key design principles of sustainable planning, maximum exposure to the lush greenery and spectacular oceanfront. Inspired by its local context and connection to the beach and the mountains of the beautiful locale, the resort’s architectural language creates a highly visible and recognizable landmark, well integrated into its unique surrounding where guests will experience an unparalleled level of service and refined luxury. Ocean views are maximized throughout most of the resort with a unique hotel tower design and complementary residential villas, along with terraced seating and cascading infinity pools at strategic locations.

Headquartered in Los Angeles with branches in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Seoul, JERDE is a pioneer of ‘Placemaking’ – the art of experiential design that not only celebrates a community’s history and potential, but promotes curiosity, well-being, and joy. Their works are catalysts for future development, transforming sites to create lasting and sustained value. Worldwide, over one billion people visit, live, or work in JERDE-designed places every year.

The awarded Sanya Haitang Bay Resort & Spa is one of the many landmarks JERDE has created worldwide. The firm’s international portfolio of iconic destinations is rooted in creatively collaborative practices. Their expertise has expanded beyond its retail and entertainment roots to include hotels, casinos, and resorts; residential complexes; office and commercial facilities; transit-oriented mixed-use hubs; major urban districts; waterfronts; town centers; community plans; and visionary master plans.


Project Profile:
Location: Sanya, Hainan island, China 
Opening date: August 2016 
Total Building Area: 70,000 sqm (hotel),115,000 sqm (master plan) 
Developer: Sanya Gao Sheng Development Co., Ltd 
Hotel Operator: Grand Hyatt Hotels Design 
Architect: JERDE 
Local Architect of Record: ARchiTech Design Ltd 
Interior Design: JERDE (Lobby & ADD), LTW Designworks (hotel), Andre Fu (Yu Cun Restaurant) 
Photographer: Kerun Ip

Media Contact: 
Carol Xu | carol.xu@jerde.com | +86 185 1615 3255


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