WATG-designed MGM Grand Sanya opens

WATG has announced the opening of MGM Grand in Sanya on South China Sea's Hainan Island, in China. International destination design firm WATG was the design architect for the five-star resort.

Since MGM Grand Sanya was reported to represent “a strategic initiative for MGM to pursue non-gaming opportunities around the globe”, WATG reinterpreted the brand in a “fresh and compelling aesthetic for a resort destination.”

The property is located on the site of Sanya’s original luxury hotel, The Gloria Hotel. WATG orchestrated a renovation and expansion of the property.

MGM Grand Sanya’s area covers 108,000 square meters (over 1,162,500 square feet) with 675 guest rooms in total, inclusive of 596 standard rooms, 73 suites and six exclusive villas. It has seven food and beverage outlets, over 4,000 square meters (over 43,000 square feet) of meeting space and four retail shops.

The eight-story hotel boasts geometric lines and a glass façade. An atrium lobby is situated at the intersection of the guestroom towers, providing an urban focal point for the resort.

WATG and Wimberly Interiors specialize in hospitality and experiential design from its offices in Irvine, Honolulu, Seattle, New York, Singapore and London. The firm has created destinations in 160 countries.

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