The Hot Springs and Spa is an outdoor themed amenity area for the new 500 room luxury Mission Hills Haikou hotel. The site is approximately 65,000m2 of lush tropical landscape and rockwork and nearly 300 themed individual pool spa experiences from around the world. Dramatic themed buildings with native bamboo architecture help defi ne the different areas and compliment the numerous pools, waterfalls and landscape. All these themed areas are tied together with strong and powerful cohesive architecture, focusing on the natural bamboo structure and materials. The existing lava stone found prevalent throughout the island of Hainan, as well as within the Hot Springs site, plays an important role in defi ning spaces and further tying the relationship between the built environment and the surrounding natural conditions. The Spa is designed to create a holistic experience from the moment of arrival at the dramatic semi-circular bamboo building arising from the lava stone base, to the mineral spring’s ritual garden, and the very private and spacious spa villas, overlooking infi nity edge water features and pools to the golf course in the background.