Interview with Mr. Robert Logan, General Manager of One&Only Sanya
Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury resort market, One&Only Resorts are conceived as hallmarks of excellence. Each One&Only Resort offers guest meticulously-designed rooms, fabulous Food & Beverage experience, stylish spa and beauty-care enjoyment, and customized journey that enables guests to feel the unique and authentic local culture and customs. This year, the first One&Only Resort in China will open in Hainan, the place where China’s first medical tourism industrial zone is located. SpaChina is honored to interview Mr. Robert Logan, General Manager of One&Only Sanya.
Mr. Logan joined One&Only Sanya in 2016 with almost 30 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry. Previously, he has held key positions at prestigious hotel brands such as The Peninsula, Loews, Four Seasons, the Raffles Hotel in Singapore and Sandy Lane in Barbados.
Why choose to open your first resort in Hainan, China?
We have strict criteria on selecting resort locations. Each of our One&Only resort is set in some of the most beautiful locations around the world. As one of the top popular tourist cities in China, Sanya boasts an extraordinary coastline and landscapes, and has opportunities to become the iconic destination in Asia with continued growth and prosperity. With the increase in families travelling together and those seeking accessible getaways for an amazing holiday experience, it is the right time for us to enter the China market to deliver new levels of opulence, intimacy and personalised service to the region’s most discerning travelers.
What are the highlights that differentiate your resort from other luxury hotels in Hainan?
One&Only Sanya has 190 guest rooms, which include 54 suites and villas, designed by the well-known architect and designer Mr. Jean-Michel Gathy with an uncompromising commitment to style and comfort in mind. Michelin Star Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is brought to Hainan Island for the very first time at the “Celebrity Restaurant” of One&Only Sanya highlighting the freshest Seafood and creative discerning cuisines. ESPA at One&Only Sanya will be a true sanctuary for relaxation and rejuvenation featuring the only authentic Moroccan Hammam on the island and the first “Snow Cabin” in China. One&Only signature KidsOnly for younger children, OneTribe programs for those aged 9 to 11, and a vast range of specialized sports and activities for teens ensure that there is fun and excitement for guests of all ages.
What is the concept of ESPA at One&Only Sanya?
Set within lush tropical gardens and dramatic water features, ESPA at One&Only Sanya is a true retreat for mind and body, restoring your personal wellbeing, attracting the guests seeking for tranquility as well as body and mental balance. The Moroccan Hammam at ESPA will provide guests with an authentic Hammam experience and refined ritual treatments, while the Snow Cabin will offer a refreshing and invigorating cooling experience to stimulate and awaken the senses. More signature features of ESPA at One&Only Sanya is the Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio, by the world-renowned French podiatrist Mr. Bastien Gonzalez who has a loyal following all round the world thanks to his unique blend of medical-oriented care combined with a holistic approach to manicures and pedicures; Ryan Wang’s Salon by Mr. Ryan Wang – a beauty innovator, hair genius and image creator from Hollywood.
What makes One&Only Resorts all over the world popular among couples?
Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury market, One&Only is conceived as a hallmark of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning One&Only resort offers couples endless space to unwind, from playing in the sea, indulging at the spa to dining on fabulous cuisine and dancing barefoot in the sand. At One&Only Sanya, we also offer a collection of unique venues for weddings and unforgettable celebrations with dazzling perfection.
How does your hotel integrate top luxury hospitality standards with local Hainan custom and culture?
One&Only Resorts are designed to be distinctive and reflective of the personality and experiences found within the local culture. We will invite guests for a sky cruise in a helicopter, overlooking the amazing scenery of South China Sea, or a ride by Rolls-Royce to simply enjoy a picnic on the beach or mountain, savoring the unforgettable moments with your beloved.