PortfolioJumeirah Clearwater Bay Resort
Qingshui Wan, Lingshui, Hainan, China
The Palace of the Lost City
Sun City, South Africa
6.21.99 - Legends of Leisure
CHALLENGE The design challenge was to create a luxury hotel of unprecedented opulence and originality, and incorporate a surrounding fantasy world of water features and jungle attractions. All of this had to be completed (from beginning of design to opening) in under 36 months.
SOLUTION Using a mythical legend as a design tool, WATG designers and collaborative team skillfully created an ancient royal residence. A six-story rotunda was conceived as the royal entrance chamber which overlooks a magnificent palatial lobby lounge. Features celebrate original architecture characterized by richness of detail and breathtaking scale.
SIZE 68 acres 350 guestrooms; 21 suites
AMENITIES Six restaurants; Olympic-sized pool; spa and fitness center; water adventure park; two 18-hole Gary Player golf courses; conference center with two ballrooms; business center; 20 meeting rooms; 518-seat auditorium; 50,000-square-foot casino
CLIENT Sun International
OPERATOR Sun International Hotels
ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT Burg Doherty Bryant & Partners