YOU ARE MY MOUNTAIN, TOGETHER WE STAND STRONG
100 COVID-19 Frontline Couples Wed in Atlantis Sanya
(Sanya, China – June 6, 2020) – Atlantis Sanya hosted a mass wedding for 100 couples – specifically, heroes from the COVID-19 frontline on the afternoon of June 6, 2020 in a momentous ceremony that truly embodied the spirit of “love overcomes all”.
Since the beginning of 2020, the coronavirus outbreak has swept across the nation with such wrecking impact that saw the whole country unite in an anti-epidemic battle. Wedding plans were forced to be put on hold amid the health crisis, especially for the heroes battling COVID-19 on the frontline. Viral outbreaks may be heartless and deadly, but it can never win against humanity. Just as unisons may be delayed, but love is here to stay. To celebrate and honor the spirit of humanity and love, the People’s Government of Sanya City led an initiative for 100 couples whom have had to postpone their wedding plans to bravely partake in the anti-epidemic battle on the frontline. Jointly organized by the Propaganda Department of CPC Sanya Municipal Committee, Sanya Tourism, Culture, Radio, Television and Sports Bureau, Sanya Tourism Promotion Board, and Sanya Municipal Health Committee, a mass wedding themed “You Are My Mountain, Together We Stand Strong: A Dream Wedding for COVID-19 Frontline Heroes Await in Sanya” was held in the romantic ambience of Atlantis Sanya on June 6.
Professor Li Lan-juan, prominent academician and epidemiologist and Mr. Zhang Dingyu, Deputy Director of the Health Committee of Hubei Province, as well as several other celebrities conveyed their congratulatory messages of heartfelt blessings and best wishes in pre-recorded videos broadcasted at the wedding ceremony. Amidst cheers from attending guests, 100 COVID-19 frontline couples from across the country gathered together in Atlantis Sanya and took to the stage, one pair at a time. Mr. Lu Zhiyuan, Deputy Director of the Hainan Provincial People’s Congress Standing Committee, officiated the ceremony and led the couples in the solemnization as wedding vows were exchanged on stage. As finale to the grandest wedding ceremony one could only dream of, state officials presiding the ceremony awarded the newlyweds with marriage certificates to mark the union of their love, in sickness and in health.
Mr. Qian Jiannong, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Fosun Tourism Group
“We will like to thank the People’s Government of Sanya City for organizing this meaningful initiative and express our gratitude towards the various state agencies involved for their immense support. Atlantis Sanya is proud to have been given the opportunity to partake in orchestrating such a commemorative moment for our frontline heroes of the COVID-19 battle standing here smiling today – each and every one of them deserves to have the wedding of their dreams,” Mr. Qian Jiannong, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Fosun Tourism Group, expressed in in his opening address. After which, the wedding banquet commenced with Ballet on Shoulders, a spectacular performance combining water ballet and aerial acrobatics by C Show, followed by special acts put together by numerous caring enterprises based in Sanya, and even a rendition of the Danzhou folk song of Hainanese heritage that had made it all the way to cheer up patients and medical staff isolated in makeshift mobile cabin hospitals in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis. As the gala dinner drew to a close, a coordinated aerial display of 500 drones bedazzled the night skies to accolade the 100 newlywed couples for their self-sacrificial courage and frontline work during the coronavirus outbreak, to end the night on a perfect note.
As the main event venue for the mass wedding, multiple departments at Atlantis Sanya worked collectively to curate a meticulous plan for the prospective brides and grooms prior to their arrivals. Endearing and thoughtful arrangements right down to specific details included setting up 100 romantic honeymoon suites and a dreamy beach wedding location sprawling across 3,500 square meters, on top of planning the perfect banquet menu, C Show performance and the extensive banquet. The resort hotel also prepared special gifts for the newlywed couples and an itinerary of Instagram-worthy activities. On June 5, the inhouse C Show performance crew even tailored a touching act of proposal for one of the prospective grooms, where he popped the question to his bride-to-be in front of the live audience. Other than the 100 couples whom partook in this mass wedding, Atlantis Sanya will also be offering its al fresco lawn settings as complementary venues for other frontline workers whom registered but were unable to participate in the mass wedding due to time constraints. This sweet gesture by Atlantis Sanya will be made available till December 31, 2021 and shall include a one-time use of the resort’s lush lawns on the beachfront and right by the sea as well as the picturesque lawn extension of its majestic ballroom, to ensure that none of these delayed unions of love shall be left with further regrets.
With over 5,000 square meters of function halls and resting rooms, and a lavish ballroom with more than 2,300 square meters of flexible pillarless space, Atlantis Sanya is well-equipped to fulfill the various needs of its customers. Be it a surprise proposal, a wedding to remember for life or a special day for celebrations, Atlantis Sanya offers the perfect venue and service team to translate all desired moments of romance into enchanting reality. Sprawling across 540,000 square meters, the resort’s al fresco wedding venues can accommodate any outdoor wedding themes for each couple. Think lush lawns, sandy beaches, scenic corridors lined with luxuriant palm trees and the world-class Ambassador Lagoon. Be it a unique proposal against the breathtaking backdrop of a stunningly luxurious underwater restaurant, or a romantic beach wedding basking in romance and bliss, the premium one-stop destination wedding services offered by Atlantis Sanya has always a favorite with young couples, such as the Opulence at Ossiano wedding package which includes two nights’ stay for the newlywed couple and parents/guests, a uniquely stunning wedding ceremony at the Ambassador Lagoon, a lavish banquet for 100 guests and many other inclusions like wedding invites and photography shoots. Banquet menus can also be tailored to satisfy every craving imaginable for that dream wedding envisioned by the happy couple.
June 2020 is of particular significance to Hainan Island. On June 1, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the State Council jointly issued the Master Plan for the Hainan Free Trade Port which designates the island province with a new mission that will see Hainan Island scale new heights. The collective wedding of 100 COVID-19 frontline couples held on the beaches of Atlantis Sanya on June 6 further celebrates and commemorates this historical moment for the region. As a premium integrated entertainment resort destination, Atlantis Sanya has endeavored to continually upgrade its products and services while placing corporate social responsibility as a top priority. By participating in the making of this event, it is our salute of utmost respect to those whom braved the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak and our way of conveying heartfelt wishes in celebration of the human spirit. Our message is simple but strong: to promote social cohesion unity in the face of adversities - Together We Stand Strong.
Owned by FOSUN Tourism and managed by Kerzner International, Atlantis Sanya is China’s premiere underwater world inspired integrated entertainment resort located in Haitang Bay, Sanya of Hainan province. This RMB11 billion ocean-themed development occupies a space of 540,000 square meters and has 1,314 guestrooms and suites. It features a variety of marine and entertainment attractions, including the 200,000-square meter Aquaventure Waterpark and The Lost Chambers Aquarium that uses more than 17.5 million liters of sea water. It also has an 1,800-seater theatre at Dolphin Cay, state-of-the-art marine protection and conservation facilities and a Sea Lion Point. The resort also offers a wide range of dining options with 21 restaurants, lounges, bars and cafes. From 2016, Atlantis Sanya has won a number of awards, including China’s Leading New Resort and Asia’s Leading New Resort awarded by the World Travel Awards™ - hailed as the “Oscars of the Travel Industry”, the Leading Edge Award conferred by the World Waterpark Association and The Best Landmark Resort Brand awarded by City Traveler. China Tourism Bureau had also selected the resort as an outstanding and preferred travel project. Just recently, the resort was awarded Most Popular MICE Destination through online voting by Huixiaoer.com. Atlantis Sanya also received four prestigious Golden Horse Awards including Asia’s Best Entertainment Destination Resort, Asia’s Best MICE Destination Resort, Asia’s Best Restaurant - Ossiano Underwater Restaurant and Bar, and China’s Best Employer. For further information about Atlantis please visit www.atlantissanya.com.