Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Sanya EDITION



The Sanya EDITION (三亚艾迪逊酒店) is a luxury resort occupying a 50-acre property in Sanya, located on the southern tip of Hainan Island and along the coast of Sanya's Haitang Bay. The resort faces the South China Sea and enjoys a tropical climate all year round, making it one of the most ideal holiday destinations in Southern China. The Sanya EDITION is the first EDITION property to open in China and Asia-Pacific and is part of the Marriott International group. It is a unique luxury lifestyle hotel concept born out of the partnership between Ian Schrager and Marriott.

Infinity Waterlily Pond at the Lobby | The Sanya EDITION

The property has a clean and minimalist design aesthetic. The resort's reception area features an open-air architectural design and guests are welcomed by wide open spaces, with walls and ceilings lined with teak wood panels. The floor on the other hand is covered with black granite. Acting as the centerpiece is the infinity waterlily pond framed on either side by rows of bamboo trees. The undisturbed water of the pond, coupled with lighted candle lamps, add a sense of tranquil luxury to the space.

Loft Pavilion | The Sanya EDITION

Inspired by the rectangular houses found in the Li villages of Hainan, various pavilions are located in the lobby area with reflective ponds built surrounding them. Guests are greeted by the rich scent of the signature EDITION fragrance characterized by hints of black tea, green tea and tobacco. The main reception pavilion is designed as an expansive lounge area and is adorned by a sculptural artwork of roses.

Reception Pavilion | The Sanya EDITION 

The Sanya EDITION has a total of 512 ultra spacious guestrooms and suites with interiors decorated with light oak finishes. The neutral palette for the rooms and suites evoke a tropical beach feel with with simple sophistication consistent with the clean and minimal philosophy of the property's architecture. All rooms and suites have private verandas facing the South China Sea. The resort also has 17 villas with ocean views, private pools, and pavilion spaces.

Room Category Room Size
(sqm)
Bed
Configuration
Bathtub
Ocean View Room 63 King Bed or
Two Double Beds
none
Loft Studio [READ MORE] 79 King Bed Circular Bathtub &
Outdoor Soak-in Bathtub
Ocean View Suite 101 King Bed Circular Bathtub
Ocean Front Loft Suite 101 King Bed Circular Bathtub &
Outdoor Soak-in Bathtub
Terrace Suite 142 Two Double Beds Bathtub
Family Suite 142 Room 1: One King Bed
Room 2: Two Double Beds
Bathtub
One Bedroom Penthouse Suite 178 King Bed Circular Bathtub &
Outdoor Soak-in Bathtub
Two Bedroom Penthouse Suite 178 Room 1: One King Bed
Room 2: Two Double Beds
Circular Bathtub &
Outdoor Soak-in Bathtub
One Bedroom Villa 150 King Bed Bathtub & Private Pool
Three Bedroom Villa 320 Room 1: One King Bed
Room 2: Two Double Beds
Room 3: Two Double Beds
Bathtub & Private Pool




► FEATURED GUESTROOM: LOFT STUDIO



The Loft Studio is the highest guestroom category of The Sanya EDITION. The room has an open floor plan with unique features including a white stone circular bathtub and a circular sheer bed curtain mounted on the ceiling. The room also has a private veranda with a day bed and a soak-in bath tub.



Other features of the room include:
  • individually controlled air conditioning
  • bedside control panel for lights and curtains
  • 46” flat screen HDTV with cable and HD channels
  • complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access 
  • fully stocked customized minibar 
  • coffee and  tea making facility
  • read more ►




► PRIVATE OCEAN & OPEN SPACES



A unique resort feature only found at The Sanya EDITION is the private ocean. The centerpiece of the resort, the private ocean covers an area of 20,000 square meters. It is filled filled with sea water which is regularly treated and recycled to maintain its water quality. The private ocean serves as venue for water activities such as sail-boating, paddle-boarding, kayaking and water-biking. The shallow water level and the absence of current makes the private ocean a safe recreation area for the whole family. Surrounding the private ocean are open spaces planted with local trees and flowering plants.




► DINING OUTLETS AT THE SANYA EDITION



Guests staying at The Sanya EDITION have a total of five dining outlets to enjoy within the comfort of the resort. Each outlet focuses on a specialty cuisine, an thus offers a unique dining experience to the guests. The Sanya EDITION is also the only resort in Sanya with all of its dining outlets ranking among the top 10 best restaurants in Sanya according to TripAdvisor.

  • Market at EDITION - the all-day dining restaurant of the resort serving local and international cuisines, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • The Jade Egret - serves European cuisine, Spanish tapas and pre-dinner cocktails in a yacht inspired setting
  • Xian Hai by the Sea - the signature restaurant of the resort offering Cantonese and regional cuisines using locally sourced ingredients and the freshest catch from the South China Sea
  • Beach Barbacoa - an outdoor dining restaurant inspired by the Jimbaran Bay of Bali, serving grilled meats and fish, as well as specialty Indonesian dishes
  • Rooftop Bar - located on the highest floor of the resort, it is the perfect venue for evening cocktails while enjoying live DJ performances




► FEATURED RESTAURANT: XIAN HAI BY THE SEA

Xian Hai by the Sea | The Sanya EDITION

During my stay at The Sanya EDITION, Xian Hai by the Sea ranked as number 1 among all restaurants in Sanya according to TripAdvisor. This has made the restaurant extremely popular among tourists. Guests from other resorts even came to The Sanya EDITION just to try out this restaurant.

Stir-fried Local Mango Clams with Spicy Sauce | Xian Hai by the Sea, The Sanya EDITION

The quality of dishes served at Xian Hai by the Sea lives up to its popularity. I have proven this myself when I got the chance to sample some of the dishes offered by the restaurant. Some of the must-try dishes are the Double-boiled Fish Maw with Sea Conch and Cordyceps Flower in Coconut Water, the Marinated Wenchang Chicken, the Stir-fried Local Mango Clams with Spicy Sauce, and the Mango Pudding with Avocado Puree and Glutinous Rice Ball. Read more ►




► FEATURED RESTAURANT: ROOFTOP BAR

Rooftop Bar | The Sanya EDITION

Perched on the highest floor of the resort, the Rooftop Bar is the best place to enjoy a panoramic view of the South China Sea. It is the perfect venue for afternoon tea or sundowner sessions. After sunset, guests can unwind and let loose while enjoying innovative cocktails and tapas.

Show Me the Bunny | Rooftop Bar, The Sanya EDITION

Every EDITION property has its own signature cocktail served in an animal shaped copper container. Here at The Sanya EDITION, guests must complete their visit by trying out Show Me the Bunny. This signature drink at The Sanya EDITION is a mix of Elyx Vodka, Apricot Brandy, Campari, Carrot Juice, and Lemon Juice, and is served in a rabbit shaped copper container. Read more ►




► FEATURED RESTAURANT: MARKET AT EDITION



Market at EDITION is the all-day dining restaurant of the resort. The restaurant got its inspiration to the maritime trading history of Hainan. The interior is designed with a warehouse concept, reminiscent of the products from all over Asia traded in the coastal towns of the island. The restaurant serves a la carte and buffet dining. The buffet stations feature cuisines from around China, Asia and Europe. Read more ►




► BUFFET BREAKFAST AT MARKET AT EDITION



Guests who booked a room package which includes breakfast can enjoy a wide selection of local and regional Chinese, Asian and Western dishes freshly prepared at the live cooking. The restaurant's attentive staff will make sure that you are seated comfortably and are always ready to assist you with your needs.



One of my top favorites is the Bao Luo Fen which is a rice noodle dish in Hainan which is topped with pickled vegetables and peanuts and mixed with a thick broth. Another favorite of mine are the Niu Rou Mian (beef noodle soup) and Haixian Zhou (seafood congee). The restaurant also has a good selection of dimsum and steamed root crops. Don't forget to try out some of the sweetest tropical fruits such as water melon, honeydew, pineapple and dragon fruit. Fruit juices, fresh coconut water, coffee, espresso based beverages and tea are also complimentary. Read more ►




► FITNESS & WELLNESS AMENITIES AT THE SANYA EDITION



Guests staying at The Sanya EDITION who just wish to relax and escape the busy life in the city can indulge at The Spa at The Sanya EDITION. Guests can choose among full body massages, body treatments and facial care. The spa has 11 treatment rooms and suites surrounded by open spaces and lush gardens.



Other facilities available at the spa are changing rooms, specialty showers, aromatherapy steam room, sauna, hydrotherapy pool, as well as indoor & outdoor resting areas. The spa's reception area also has a retail store where guests can purchase exclusive EDITION body products and fragrances.



With a 24 hour Fitness Center, there is no excuse to keep physically fit while on a holiday. The fitness center features state-of-the-art strength-training, weight and cardio equipment. The resort also offers wide open spaces for guests who prefer outdoor exercises. The pathway surrounding the private ocean is perfect for morning jogs. Guests can also do morning laps at the the crescent shaped swimming pool next to the private ocean.



Stretching 48.2 kilometers, the beach at Haitang Bay feature fine white sand which is perfect for a morning jog or a leisurely stroll. Families and friends can also enjoy beach games such as volleyball, frisbee gliding or kite flying.



Guests staying at The Sanya EDITION can expect no less than a luxurious holiday in Sanya. This is not only true to the top of the line facilities and amenities of the resort, but also to the world-class hospitality of the resort's staff. Being a South East Asian, I am used to the warm and genuine hospitality in ASEAN.



I have stayed in many city hotels in China, and I must say that the level of hospitality at The Sanya EDITION is one of the best I have experienced so far. The friendliness of the staff is comparable to the gracious hospitality of Thais and Filipinos, and I am sure that my fellow ASEANs will feel at home here at The Sanya EDITION.




► LOCATION & TRANSPORTATION



The Sanya EDITION is located some 45 kilometers from Sanya Phoenix International Airport (三亚凤凰国际机场), the main gateway of the city of Sanya.

  • International Flights - there are currently direct international flights to Sanya coming from key cities around Asia such as Seoul, Busan, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Jakarta, as well as Moscow and other Russian cities
  • Domestic Flights - tourists from other countries may also take a connecting flight Sanya from other regional hubs in China such as Hong Kong, Taipei, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing 
  • Visa-free entry to Hainan - there are currently 59 countries which enjoy visa-free entry into Hainan, including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia and Brunei. Visa-free access can be arranged with travel agencies authorized by the Hainan government. Read more ►




  • Airport Transfer - the most convenient way to get to The Sanya EDITION from Sanya Airport is to book the resort's limousine service. Rates start at CNY700.00 per way. Make sure you book your limousine transfer with the resort at least 48 hours before your arrival. Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the airport to the resort. Travel time is about 45 minutes and fare will cost around CNY160-180.
  • Moving Around - visiting nearby attractions in Haitang Bay is very easy and the most convenient way is to take a taxi from the resort. If you don't speak Chinese, the resort's concierge can help you get a taxi for you. Don't forget to ask for a Chinese business card of the resort so that you can show it to the taxi driver when going back to the resort. The Sanya EDITION offers complimentary transfers from the resort to China Duty Free Mall and Atlantis Water Park, prior reservations are required.




► RESORT'S NAME & ADDRESS IN CHINESE



三亚艾迪逊酒店
海棠湾海棠北路100号






The Sanya EDITION
No. 100 North Haitang Road, Sanya, China
Contact: +86 (0)898 8835 9999
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