This should be fun…
Sanya Hello Kitty Hotel opening in 2025
It has been announced that Hyatt and Hong Kong-based Keystone Group are partnering to open Sanya Hello Kitty Hotel. The hotel is expected to open in 2025, and will belong to Hyatt’s JdV collection, which consists of independent upper-midscale hotels. This property is expected to be part of the 52-acre Sanya Hello Kitty Resort, which will be the first Hello Kitty theme park in the Hainan Province.
The hotel is expected to have 221 rooms and villas, with Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters prominently featured. The hotel will boast three restaurants and bars, a themed ballroom, a swimming pool, and a spa and fitness center.
Here’s how Stephen Ho, Hyatt’s President of Growth and Operations in Asia Pacific, describes this development:
“We are delighted to be working with Keyestone Group and are grateful to them for entrusting Hyatt with the first Hello Kitty-themed hotel in this fast-growing market and expand our brand portfolio in China. We look forward to bringing to life well-loved Sanrio characters in this exciting new project, which will retain a unique identity while providing the JdV by Hyatt brand’s signature guest experience that is inclusive, free-spirited and distinguished by heartfelt and joy-driven service.”
This looks really cool, but…
I’m a sucker for any themed experience. I don’t really care what it is, I just love when a theme is picked, and they go all the way with it. So this concept is right up my alley.
Taiwan-based EVA Air has historically offered Hello Kitty service on select jets (it’s suspended at the moment), and these flights are just so fun. From the check-in, to the plane’s livery, to the amenities, to the toilet paper, everything is Hello Kitty themed. What’s not to love?!
While I’m sure I’d enjoy this experience in theory, there’s a very real possibility that I won’t be visiting mainland China in the next decade (I’m not convinced China will fully reopen borders in the coming years). If only this hotel could be opened a bit closer to home…
The Sanya Hello Kitty Hotel will be opening in China in 2025, as part of a larger 52-acre Hello Kitty theme park. The property will be managed by Hyatt as part of the JdV collection. I’m sure this would be an incredibly entertaining place, though with China’s current policies, I’m not sure this is an experience many of us will have.
What do you make of this Hyatt Hello Kitty property?