The world-renowned, award-winning Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort is expanding into China in the next three years. The Phuket-based wellness resort, famous for its celebrity sporting clientele like Maria Sharapova and Jenson Button along with its world-class athletic training programmes, is opening its second resort in Sanya, Hainan Province in 2022.
The new resort marks the brand, owned by the Singapore-based holding company Thanyapura World, entry into the Chinese market. Located in China’s most popular resort destination, Sanya Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort will focus on experience-driven programmes for guests to optimise their lives through sports, lifestyle medicine and wellness.
The Sanya resort sits on approximately 58 hectares centrally located between Yalong and Haitang Bay and will be designed by Dallas-based architectural firm, HKS, known for its cutting edge sports stadiums, hotels and healthcare facilities. The new property will offer 300 hotel rooms and 250 villas, along with Thanyapura’s signature world-class sports facilities for sports like swimming, running, tennis, cycling, and football. The resort will include a wellness centre, a members-only leisure club, multipurpose function rooms for corporate retreats, a multi-sport fitness centre, as well as on-site dining and shopping options. The lifestyle medicine clinic will offer treatments for chronic diseases and preventable lifestyle diseases.
Thanyapura Sanya will incorporate many of the same programmes offered in Phuket, such as sports training, camps, lifestyle improvement and executive health. Committed to sustainability, the project will utilise green technologies and eco practices.
“We are on the cusp of something very big,” said Philipp Graf von Hardenberg, President and CEO of Thanyapura World. “We offer something quite unique in the international hospitality market that others cannot easily replicate. China is a massive market with unlimited potential, and we are entering at the right time in the right location and with the right partners. The Sanya Thanyapura resort also supports the local government’s ambition to become a magnet destination for sports and health tourism.”
The Sanya Thanyapura resort will be developed by Hainan Tianyi Tourism Investment Co. and managed by Thanyapura Six Arts Resorts Management Company, Singapore. The resort is scheduled to open in 2022—stay tuned for more information as the project unfolds.