AtlantisHawaii Yesterday, China Oceanwide announced it has entered into a management agreement with subsidiaries of Kerzner International Holdings Limited, a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts and ultra-luxury hotels, for a new, Atlantis resort in Ko Olina, a 260ha development on the the beach at Oahu.Atlantis Ko Olina will be the first Atlantis resort in the United States, along with the brand’s flagship in Dubai, Atlantis, The Palm and the new icon in China, Atlantis, Sanya Hainan which will open in 2017, as well as The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences in Dubai. Overlooking both the Honu and Kohola Lagoons, the company says “Atlantis will offer a sense of awe-inspiring discovery, encompassing over 26 acres of unparalleled excitement and larger than life experiences, revolutionary water play in Aquaventure Waterpark, The Ambassador Lagoon and The Lost Chambers Aquarium and incredible dining experiences. Already a leading holiday destination, the addition of Atlantis to Ko Olina will continue the area’s transformation as the new centre for entertainment in Hawaii with the addition of this new trailblazing landmark.”Atlantis Ko Olina will celebrate the natural elements of Hawaii’s environment, landscape and architecture and its distinctive heritage and character. With approximately 800 luxurious guest rooms and suites, as well as approximately 524 residences, guests and residents will be able to enjoy a variety of unique amenities, from private gardens and private pools to a variety of cutting-edge experiences to the ultimate Beach Club. Luxury retail boutiques will be curated to offer a wide and interesting selection for shopping pleasure in Ko Olina. The resort will also house an indulgent Spa, introducing traditional and holistic practices fused with modern spa therapies, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness centre. Younger guests will experience their own adventures, from discovering exotic marine life, to culinary lessons, to the latest innovations in technology. In addition, event space will be available for both large and small gatherings, whether for business or for pleasure. Kerzner says it has plans to continue to grow and develop the Atlantis brand globally.