Hainan's architectural 'arms race': Spectacular new hotels and entertainment complexes are springing up in Sanya and Haikou, Hainan's major cities, in recent years. Architect Chris Bosse's design for the central area of Ocean Flower Island in western Hainan is one of the most anticipated projects.
Ocean Flower Island: Bosse said the project was designed to resemble a lotus flower, with five petals.
Ocean Flower Resort: Spread across multiple artificial islands and built by Evergrande, one of China's largest property developers, the project is advertised to contain theme parks, shopping malls, museums and an opera theater as well as a massive conference center.
The Aloha hotel: The Aloha hotel and entertainment complex, designed by Scott Myklebust, is currently being built on Lingshui Bay near Sanya.
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The Aloha hotel: Inspired by the famous Waikiki waterfront in Hawaii -- a fitting design for the "Hawaii of China" -- the Aloha resort will feature thousands of hotel rooms, serviced apartments and villas.