Sanya, China,

Atlantis Sanya appoints Heiko Schreinker as Managing Director

Heiko Schreiner brings over 20 years of hospitality experience to launch the first Atlantis resort in China

Atlantis Sanya is pleased to announce the appointment of Heiko Schreiner as Managing Director of the resort, who will lead the property’s development for the upcoming launch. Schreiner has over 20 years of notable experience in the hospitality industry and most recently served as Senior Vice President of Resort Operations at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai. In his previous role, Schreiner was responsible for overseeing the leadership of eight key business divisions including Food and Beverage, Banqueting and Special Events, Aquaventure Waterpark, Dolphin Bay, Sealion Point, The Lost Chambers Aquarium, ShuiQi Spa and Guest Activities, where he led 1,500 employees across the resort.

Schreiner joined Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai in April 2010 as Senior Vice President of Food and Beverage and was promoted two years later to Senior Vice President, Resort Operations. During this period, he led the development of over 20 key projects at Atlantis including the introduction of 10 new dining concepts which have won numerous awards throughout the Middle East, including Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar. He also managed the multimillion-dollar extension of Aquaventure Waterpark, with the building of a new tower to drive an incremental capacity of 4000 guests per day, as well as the construction and development of the famous Asateer Tent which has a 2,000 seating capacity and is host to annual Ramadan festivities.

Serge Zaalof, Chief Operating Officer of Atlantis Resorts and Residences expressed his utmost support and congratulatory message to Schreiner for his new role. “We are very confident with Heiko’s ability to lead the opening of the first Atlantis resort in China. We believe that his passion and expertise will allow us to develop a high-quality integrated entertainment resort destination that will change the tourism landscape in Sanya and across Hainan Province.”

As Atlantis Sanya’s Managing Director, Schreiner will oversee the resort’s operations and lead the business plan roll out across various resort departments to ensure a highly successful opening. Heiko Schreiner, Managing Director of Atlantis Sanya said, “I am thrilled to start my new journey at Atlantis Sanya; and look forward to delivering a remarkable opening that will attract thousands of Chinese travellers to experience Atlantis – the legendary myth that comes to life in Sanya, China.”