Phoenix Island during construction in 2012 viewed from the east
|Nickname(s): Oriental Dubai|
|• Total||3.94 km2 (1.52 sq mi)|
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Phoenix Island (simplified Chinese: 凤凰岛; traditional Chinese: 鳳凰島; pinyin: Fènghuáng Dǎo), dubbed the Oriental Dubai, is an artificial archipelago consisting of two landmasses forming an island resort in Sanya, Hainan Province, China.
These islands are located in the southeast part of Sanya Bay. The eastern island, nearest the shore is complete. The western island is currently under construction. The eastern is 1,250 metres (4,100 ft) long by 350 metres (1,150 ft) wide and covers a total area of 393,825 square metres (4,239,100 sq ft). It is connected the shore by a 395-metre bridge to the short. The western island is similar in size and shape, and is connected to the eastern island by a short, narrow strip of land.
The project's program was developed by Leisure Quest International (USA) as was the development's Conceptual Design and Master Plan. The development was sold in 2006 to a Shanghai Developer. The design development of the project was undertaken by Beijing architectural firm MAD Studio, who won the contract in 2007, total investment in the project exceeds 3 billion RMB (approximately $464 million). It is due for completion in 2014.
Prices of luxury residential units on Phoenix Island range from 50,000 RMB to 100,000 RMB per square metre, (approximately $7,700 to $15,400 USD), comparable to high-end properties in Beijing and Shanghai. There has been recent reporting that property values are decreasing as businessmen and officials seek to sell off properties.
The eastern island is divided into eight main sections, and includes:
- 200-meter-high signature seven-star hotel
- Five-star hotel
- Five 28-storey buildings
- Six luxury apartment buildings
- Conference centre
- Ferry terminal
- Harbour for cruise ships
- Marina with 150 - 300 yachts berths
- Yacht clubhouse
- Shopping complex
- Shopping street
- Sports and recreational area
- Theme park
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