This will not only be the newest flagship for Shama, but also a signature landmark for Sanya which is known as the 'Hawaii of China'

ONYX Hospitality Group has signed a management agreement with Hainan Sunup Group Investment Co. Ltd. to manage the the first-ever Shama resort – Shama Yalong Bay Sanya.

Scheduled to open in February 2021, Shama Yalong Bay Sanya is situated on the coastal area of the Yalong Bay Tourist Resort District and just a short distance from the beach.

The resort is comprised of 85 guest-rooms and suites all featuring a fully-equipped kitchen. Shama Yalong Bay Sanya also offers an all-day dining restaurant, flexible guest meeting and relaxation space, a fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool.

Shama is a leading provider of premium serviced apartments and has established its name for 24 years with its footprint expanding across Hong Kong, mainland China and Thailand.

"We have been committed to cultivating the China market and look forward to entering Sanya in early 2021. The differentiated, community-focused offerings of Shama have worked well in urban locations and we are excited to take everything we do best into a highly-appealing resort destination,” said Douglas Martell, President & CEO, ONYX Hospitality Group.

Hainan Sunup Group Investment Co. Ltd is is a Chinese private company with a strong base in Hainan.

Invested by Sunup Group and managed by the Shama brand that is a part of ONYX Hospitality Group, Shama Yalong Bay Sanya will be an all-new resort-style apartment hotel.