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Apparently, construction of Atlantis Sanya has breached protected environmental areas:
Source:In the construction of seven-star Atlantis Hotel project, temporary sheds workers living area has invaded coastal protection forest, through outfall discharge sewage directly into the sea. Reporters on the scene, has been part of the hotel facing the sea Coastal forest have been cut down, the thickest of trees over 20 cm in diameter, the scene scaffolding and other engineering equipment. Four Seasons Hotel and the InterContinental Resort, there are also extends beyond the scope of the shoreline land, deforestation and illegal construction within 200 meters of the land.
Construction has begun in Haitang Bay.
The Atlantis Resort Sanya consists of two phases of development. The first phase of the project will be structurally ready on May 31st, 2016 and its soft opening set for July 1st, 2017.
The design for Atlantis Sanya was done by HOK, they have a posted a couple of drafts on their site:
You can find more on their site...
What? Another Atlantis hotel, near Shanghai Disneyland?! But there's no seashore to support it!
Found on http://www.ecns.cn/business/2014/01-20/97759.shtmlFosun International Ltd hopes to build an Atlantis brand hotel in Shanghai near the coming Disneyland, which would make it the first seven-star Atlantis luxury hotel in the city.
"We are in serious talks with Atlantis headquarters on the project," said Liang Xinjun, vice chairman and chief executive of Fosun, a Shanghai-based real estate and investment conglomerate.
Atlantis executives "are really interested in building it near Disneyland," Liang added.
Awesome! Even more Atlantis on the cards!
Source:“The anticipation is that there will be a strong bias towards Chinese tourists but it’s an opportunity [for tour operators] to include as part of programmes for European travellers going to Asia to experience Atlantis,” he said.
The resort had “always been on the cards”, he added, and said further Atlantis resorts were planned in future.
“We will expand further. There will be further developments of Atlantis resorts,” he said.
Source:In Sanya, on Hainan Island off China's southeast coast, Fosun is investing $1.5 billion in the world's third Atlantis hotel, following ones in Dubai and the Bahamas. The Atlantis Sanya will have an aquarium, 20 restaurants, and promises "revolutionary water play" in its water park. "We want to bring concepts that have proven to be successful globally to China," said Mr. Qian. "Chinese consumers are open-minded and welcome new ideas."
The Atlantis Sanya, scheduled to open in 2016, will have 1,300 guest rooms. It is hardly the biggest development for Hainan, which already has about 200 hotels with more on the way. Agile Property Holdings 3383.HK +0.11% and Morgan Stanley Real Estate are building six five-star hotels and a marina, and have already sold 10,000 apartments at Sanya's Clear Water Bay. The development will offer golf and water sports.