Rosewood Sanya and International Finance Forum

Sanya, China

Located at the southern end of the island in the city of Sanya, the complex focuses on two primary design elements: a lighthouse tower for the hotel and serviced apartments, and a complementary rock form for the convention center. To be operated by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, the hotel and serviced apartment tower is distinctive as a resort property, standing as a clear landmark on the waterfront. Rising from a conceptual outcropping of rock, the “lighthouse” tower will be an iconic symbol of Haitang Bay with its glowing beacon visible as you approach from any direction. Designed to be a unique resort in the sky, the building is organized vertically, with the arrival sequence, landscape, and incorporation of water and views all considered integral to the guest experience.

Resting as a symbol of reconciliation and harmony, the International Finance Forum represents the calming rock of consensus for the economic and political representatives of the international community. The multi-functional building accommodates large events with an exhibition hall, a ballroom, and forum space that can serve formal state gatherings, as well as private weddings and parties. The building also provides a variety of other meeting spaces, along with a large VIP meeting, gathering and reception area at the top with an outdoor terrace overlooking the ocean. The building’s rock-like mass is designed to be bold yet approachable. Once inside, a unique volume of space opens across multiple levels, with areas for meetings and formal ceremonies. The design culminates in the private rooftop garden, with exclusive spaces juxtaposed against expansive ocean views.