Boutique Oceanfront Hotel in Sanya Has Curves In All The Right Places

Sumei Skyline Coast Hotel in Sanya

The Sumei Skyline Coast Boutique Hotel was inspired by the winding coastline upon which it sits. Located on Hainan Island in Sanya, a coastal city known as the “Hawaii” of China for its tropical climate, white sands and high-end resorts, the new hotel has a curvilinear theme throughout.

Sumei Skyline Coast Hotel in Sanya

ocean front hotel with arched windows

aerial shot of hotel

sumei skyline coast hotel reception area

Conceived of by GS Design, the Sumei Skyline Coast Boutique Hotel comprises a ground-level bar and a swimming pool, a first floor reception area with wading pool, four floors of rooms, a rooftop with communal seating area and tanning pool, as well as three more rooms.

hotel exterior entrance

Aesthetically, the Sumei Skyline Coast Boutique Hotel has a Greek Isle vibe with its bright white forms, aqua blue pools and numerous archways.

hotel balconies

But it’s more precise and formal in its construction making it more sophisticated looking. Curvi­linear forms dominate the structure including the serpentine pool in the lobby, ocular skylights above beds with rounded headboards, and colonnaded spaces melding circular and square geometries.

The hotel has a richly layered effect with consecutive arches and repeating circular designs set against all white furnishings and walls.

hotel interior

multiple curved archways

Sumei Skyline Coast Boutique Hotel

The lobby, or reception area, has a lounge, a dining room and a uniquely designed sinuous wading pool that winds its way throughout the ocean-facing side.

serpentine pool in lobby

wading pool in reception area of hotel

wading pool in reception area of hotel

All of the accommodations have plentiful skylights and/or large, round and arched windows. The rooms vary slightly in size and each is furnished with a large bed, a desk area, modern and minimal furniture, and textiles in a neutral palette.

sumei skyline hotel bedroom6

modern hotel bedroom

sumei skyline hotel bedroom5

A unique bathtub, be it free-standing or built-in, is given prominence in each room design.

sumei skyline hotel bedroom

bathtub in room

freestanding tub facing ocean

neutral bedroom design

bath tub and rocker facing ocean

bathtub builtin in room

sumei skyline hotel bedroom3

spa pool circular window

sumei skyline hotel bedroom9

The rooftop serves as a social area with plenty of seating, a glass balustrade and a wading/tanning pool.

sumei skyline rooftop 1

pool on rooftop

rooftop pool

Architectural plans:

architectural blueprints lobby
Lobby / Reception plans
First Floor Plan
Rooftop Plans

Architects: GS Design
Area: 3200 m²
Year: 2021
Photographs: Ao Xiang
Client: Sumei Skyline Coast Boutique Hotel
Design Directors : Liangchao Li, Yuanman Huang
Furnishing Director : Yu Feng
Design Team : Chao Li, Zigeng Luo
City: San Ya Shi
Tianya District, Sanya, Hainan
Country: China

all images courtesy of GS Design, photos by Ao Xiang

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