Fosun International Limited entered into an agreement with Kerzner International Holdings Limited for a new Atlantis resort along the Haitang Bay National Coast. This will be the first Atlantis resort in China, and only the third Atlantis worldwide.
Overlooking the South China Sea, Atlantis will encompass over 153 acres of area that will include water play in Aquaventure Waterpark, marine exhibits and dining experiences. The island will be transformed into the new center for entertainment in China with the addition of this new landmark.
Architectural and conceptual planning is under way for Atlantis, Sanya Hainan and construction will begin by the end of 2013 and will be complete in 2016.
Each Atlantis resort rises out of the sea – first, the Atlantis, Paradise Island in The Bahamas, followed by Atlantis, The Palm atop the apex of Palm Island in Dubai, and now in Sanya, People's Republic of China, rising from the South China Sea.
Brennan Beer Gorman Architects (BBG), headquartered in New York, was engaged for the architectural design of Atlantis, Sanya Hainan, working with Kerzner's development and design team led by Sol Kerzner and Alan Leibman of Kerzner International. Jeffrey Beers, having previously been part of the team that brought to the world both Atlantis resorts, Paradise Island and Atlantis, The Palm, has been enlisted to define the interior design of the resort.
A team of over 10,000 expert craftsmen will be engaged in building of the Atlantis, Sanya Hainan. With approximately 1,300 luxurious guest rooms, the resort will employ over 3,500 staff members.