~ Lakes, Mountains and a Ha Ha! ~

Overlooking Lake Tai Hu with the green hills behind is this new luxury hotel design with 300 guestrooms. The site is compact and close to a road so the hotel is raised up giving ninety per cent of guest rooms and the restaurants lake views. A landscape berm is also created to absorb traffic noise and visually hide the road from the hotel, a device known as a ‘Ha Ha’ and invented by the famous landscape architect Capability Brown.

The resort architecture style employs local materials into a modern hotel design.