The hotel lies in the city of Sanya in the south of Hainan island, outlined with gold-sand beaches and thatched huts, while the city itself is known for its upscale clientele and luxurious resorts.
The interior of the hotel infuses traditional Asian design with futuristic architecture. Most of the trees and plants are sourced from Hainan Island, making the landscape ecologically sustainable.
Luxurious cabanas float on the resort's ocean, which measures 20,000 square metres and is filled with 10 million gallons of water from the South China Sea. The private cabins feature upholstered lounge seating, flat-screen TVs, speakers, and mini-bars. At night, the grounds transform as floating candles and lanterns light the area.
All 512 rooms have ocean-front views. The hotel villas, pictured below, come with private pools and pavilion space. The area surrounding the private ocean is made up of beautifully landscaped forests featuring meditation grounds filled with Manila Grass and coconut palms.
There's also a 2,000 square metre spa spanning two levels with extensive gardens .
The three onsite art galleries give guests staying at the resort a dose of culture, with both permanent and revolving exhibitions showcasing the best work from local artists.
"Playland" is touted as an immersive multi-generational entertainment zone. Inside, kids can find mini golf, karaoke with projected interactive characters, a racing circuit, and a miniature village.
No hotel would be complete without its own bumper cars.
EDITION has a remarkable track record when it comes to its restaurants. The London branch is home to one of the most successful hotel restaurants in the world, and the Sanya hotel's restaurant looks set to emulate its success. Staying loyal to local cuisine, guests can feast in any of the four restaurants on noodle dumplings, dim sum, and other East-Asian dishes.
After dinner, you can head up to the rooftop bar at the highest point of the hotel which overlooks the South China Sea. The 24-metre long infinity pool sits next to the main bar which is decorated with over 2,075 clear-cut crystal drops designed to look like the night sky.