The Hello Kitty mania continues to hold China in a thrall! The country is all set to house a second Hello Kitty theme park, which will open in 2025. Located in the Haitang Bay Area of Hainan Province, this 52-acre amusement park will house the first-ever Hello Kitty hotel in China, run by hotel giant Hyatt. The news first broke in 2018, but it was not until recently that we got to know some details of the awesome venture, revealed by a few official project renderings. Let’s take a tour!
The Theme Park
The $620 million theme park in China, named Sanya Hello Kitty Resort, is being built to be a vibrant and opulent park. The recent artistic impressions reveal the details of the sprawling place. From the bird’s eye view, a giant purple castle, a Hello Kitty sphinx, and a volcano feature can be located in the park. In another rendering, a pink-colored Hello Kitty roller coaster is seen snaking around the park, while pastel-colored shops are lined inside. The florist decorations in the shops are dedicated to Sweetcorn, a popular bumblebee character of Sanrio, the company which created the beloved Kitty and her twin sister Mimmy. The renderings are publicized by the Keystone Group, the esteemed hospitality company developing the theme resort park.
The theme park is going to feature a unique collaboration with another global hospitality giant, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, by housing the Sanya Hello Kitty Hotel, the first Hello Kitty-themed luxury hotel of China. According to official sources, the hotel will feature villas and 221 rooms, adorned with Hello Kitty designs and attractive decors inspired by well-loved Sanrio characters. There will be three ‘signature’ restaurants on the hotel premise, where the special festivals of the country will be celebrated with specially created menus all year-round. Other facilities include a themed ballroom, a bar, a swimming pool, and a state-of-the-art spa & fitness center. Offering the guests a “truly special and whimsical stay,” the hotel is going to include several programs like storytelling events, innovative interactive shows, etc. to complete the enchanting experience suitable to Sanrio fans of all ages.