The $2 billion Atlantis Sanya on Hainan Island was developed by owning company Fosun International and is to be managed by Kerzner International.
The towering Atlantis Sanya features 1,314 guest rooms and 154 suites including five uniquely-designed underwater suites.
There are 21 restaurants, lounges and bars including Bread Street Kitchen & Bar – marking chef Gordon Ramsay’s entry into the Chinese market.
“Following the success of Bread Street Kitchen & Bar in Dubai, I’m proud to be bringing a taste of the UK to guests at Atlantis Sanya, as part of the resort’s focus on quality, international dining,” said Ramsay.
“We are delighted to be welcoming Atlantis Sanya into our family as not only the first Atlantis resort in China, but also a proud first step into the Asia Pacific region,” said Serge Zaalof, chief operating officer, Atlantis Resorts and Residences.
“Atlantis Sanya marks the next generation of Atlantis resorts, offering unrivalled family entertainment, world-class culinary choice and unforgettable guest experiences,” he added.
Overlooking the South China Sea, Atlantis Sanya has one of the largest open-air aquariums in the world, The Ambassador Lagoon. At the heart of Atlantis Sanya is the Lost Chambers Aquarium.
Elsewhere, the 365-day Aquaventure Waterpark includes tall waterslides and Splashers, a child-friendly water playground.
Guo Guangchang, chairman of Fosun International, said: “With something for every family member to enjoy, we’ve designed the ultimate, multi-generational resort experience, focused on delivering quality family time.”
Located on the Haitang Bay National Coast, Atlantis Sanya joins the flagship Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai as well as The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences in Dubai and Atlantis, Ko Olina in Hawaii, both currently in development.