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INTERCONTINENTAL ONE THOUSAND ISLAND LAKE RESORT

A nature inspired idyll that embodies its natural setting in a modern and harmonious way with inspiring results

Location

Qiandaohu Lake, Hangzhou

Size

11 hectares
230 keys

Expertise

Type / Status

Mountain + Desert, Top 100, Waterfront

New Build / Built

As the only hotel on the peninsula, its views across the lake dotted with islands and the deep green forest are unimpeded. The design sits reverentially in this natural environment.

Located among the Karts Mountains, the design incorporates three wings to maximize multi-directional views. Public spaces face the lake on two elevations offering differing perspectives. The views through glass are framed like contemporary art.

The inspiration of air, water, the mountains and light are reflected in the clear glass bridge that connects the wings. The overriding theme is a natural contemporary style that works in accord with nature.

With the guest experience being paramount, their rooms are divided into two layouts, horizontal and vertical, dictated by the view. All 255 rooms are nature inspired in context.