Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of the brand’s first mainland Chinese resort, Rosewood Sanya, on the paradise island of Sanya, on 21 August 2017.Beautiful guestrooms with spectacular views All 246 guestrooms at Rosewood Sanya are face the ocean and 45 guestrooms include balcony plunge pools. Guestrooms measure from 68 to 680 square metres.In keeping with the brand’s A Sense of Place philosophy, the resort’s design incorporates wood, tribal totems and aquatic elements to create a serene and contemporary space, celebrating the beauty of nature and the serenity of the ocean, for all Rosewood guests to discover.Rosewood Sanya is part of an integrated resort set within 16 hectares of landscaped gardens surrounding the Sanya Forum, the largest convention center in Haitang Bay. The hotel’s 3425 square metres of meeting space include a 1500-square-metre pillarless grand ballroom and six function spaces. It also offers The Pavilion, a sophisticated residential-style venue with a spacious outdoor terrace offering full sea views.State-of-the-art facilities and impeccable service supports a range of personal and business events.Art & cultural inspirationsIn the arrival lobby, guests are greeted by several striking pieces of artwork, the first is a seven-metre-high abstract floral oil painting on canvas by Argentine-based artist, Carlos Arnaiz, who is renowned for his poetic representations that celebrate the natural growth and evolution of plants. The second painting is a unique and youthful creation by South Korean artist Byun Dae-young – Ice Cream Bear, and lastly, the Tower of Babel by Wuhan-based artist Ding Hao is placed in the corner of the arrival lobby, and is carved from bamboo and wood. Ding spent an entire year to craft this sculpture, and it represents the spirit of limitless freedom and truth.At the HAI infinity pool bar, on the 13th floor, with a stunning backdrop set against the water sporting island of Wuzhizhou, is perched a two-metre-high sculpture of a man wearing a diving mask, which represents the celebration and bravery of the human spirit to explore the unknowns of the deep sea and to furthest reaches of the universe.Octopus and Fish are sculptures made of steel wire, steel sheets, silver solder and gold flakes. They are the masterpiece of British-born artist Hill Thomas. Octopus and Fish are hung on the East Kitchen wall, inspiring everyone to live a life of boundless energy and vitality.As if diving into the floor, Mahogany Whale Tail by West Virginia US-based artist Thomas Givens displays a powerful force connecting the space between the majestic 14th floor reception with the elevator foyer. The dramatic full sea view of the 14th floor reception area at such a high level captivates guests.Also at the hotel reception, Guangzhou Academy Professor Qin Da Li’s Shu Hai, is displayed: a gigantic rattan-woven book sculpture which is placed behind the reception desk, showcasing the local weaving techniques at its best. It is also a metaphor for how Rosewood Sanya welcomes and celebrates guests who create their own beautiful Rosewood journeys.A Sense of TasteThe hotel’s five restaurants and lounges feature a variety of local and international cuisines. Set atop the 13th floor against a full sea view, East Kitchen is a sophisticated modern restaurant that offers comfort food. Guests are also able to enjoy light bites and a stellar line-up of specialty cocktails, rare wines and carefully sourced craft beers in The Lounge.HAI infinity pool bar is a vertiginous bar with a panoramic ocean view that offers drinks crafted by a resident mixologist.The Fishmonger, opening at the end of September, is a market-style restaurant with open kitchens. Guests will be able to enjoy the day’s freshest catch. The Chop House is seaside dining at its most elegant, with produce grilled to perfection.Guests are also encouraged to participate in Rosewood Sanya’s exclusive A Sense of Taste programme to enjoy an extraordinary gastronomic experience which delves into Sanya’s rich culinary culture. The programme includes Epicurean Encounters where guests are offered a private guided tour offering rare access to indigenous and authentic culinary experiences. Guests will learn about fresh seasonal and local fruits and vegetables from Da Mao village and local dairy products from Xue Gu Li farm. The hotel also features Partners in Provenance which locally sources the freshest ingredients. “A Sanya Sunset Beach Barbecue” and “A Culinary Journey Under the Stars” bespoke dining experiences also source the freshest, locally grown fruits and vegetables which are then transformed into exquisite and tasteful dishes.Wellness & recreationThere are a multitude of activities for all to enjoy, from families, to watersports enthusiasts, to golfing aficionados. Hotel recreational options include Sense, A Rosewood Spa offering two double treatment rooms, four single treatment rooms and one VIP treatment room. A fitness studio, and an indoor yoga studio and outdoor yoga platform are also available for those who wish to exercise and unwind in privacy.A 110-metre infinity-edge sky pool on the 13th floor offers sweeping South China Sea views. An additional outdoor swimming pool and Breakers kids’ club further complements the family recreation room designed to be fun and educational, and to be enjoyed by all ages.Exclusive opening offersA series of attractive resort opening offers are available for those who want to be the first to experience this sanctuary.Essential Sanya OfferRelax in supreme luxury and privacy with a one-night stay in an ocean-view room. This package includes a buffet breakfast for two with a full sea view at East Kitchen and sunset cocktails at HAI infinity pool bar. Refresh with a welcome fruit basket, bottle of wine, and free-flow soft drinks from the mini bar. Guests may also enjoy a complimentary upgrade to the next room category based on availability, starting from CNY1380 per night.Sanya Indulgence OfferEnjoy an indulgent retreat with fine dining and luxurious pampering. Arrive in style with roundtrip transfers by private car from Sanya Phoenix International Airport and a complimentary welcome fruit platter. Stay in an ocean-view room with South China Sea vistas, and relax with a one-hour treatment for two at Sense, A Rosewood Spa. Next, enjoy dining experiences with daily buffet breakfast for two at East Kitchen and sunset cocktails at HAI infinity pool bar, plus, a CNY500 credit to use at any of the hotel’s dining destinations, starting from CNY1888 per night for a minimum two-night stay.The above offers are valid from 21 August to 29 December 2017, excluding 30 September to 7 October, based on availability.