Third Atlantis announced

Atlantis hotel becoming the third location after The Bahamas and Dubai.

Overlooking the stunning South China Sea, the construction of the Kerzner property will begin later this year and by the time it is finished in 2016 it will cover 62 hectares.

Sol Kerzner said: “I am very excited to be bringing Atlantis to China.

“I know this property will astonish and amaze guests—I have been working with the designers to come up with something that captures all the wonders of Atlantis, with its magnificent sense of discovery, whilst also introducing new experiences specifically for Sanya. I can’t wait to unveil this resort to the world.”?

Atlantis, Paradise Island in The Bahamas was the first in the brand, followed by Atlantis, The Palm.

This latest project will have the ocean-theme of the other two and offer extensive entertainment, restaurants by world-renowned chefs, a range of bars and lounges, extensive slides and rides at Aquaventure Waterpark; fresh and salt-water pools, lagoons and marine exhibits - including an open air marine habitat; and a dolphin interaction and education centre – a spa, luxury boutiques and miles of beach.

More than 10,000 people will be needed to build the resort which will have 1,300 rooms and employ more than 3,500 staff.

Kerzner chief executive Alan Leibman said: “China is the perfect location for our next Atlantis destination resort.? This resort is set to quickly become a new landmark in China and will introduce the fun, interactive entertainment experiences at the heart of the Atlantis philosophy.