Rissai Valley, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Jiuzhaigou

Ritz-Carlton’s first all-villa resort






87 luxury villas are situated along the edge of the Tibetan Plateau with panoramic views of the beautiful snow-capped Minshan mountain range, deep woodlands, and ancient Tibetan villages. The angled shape of the villas mimics the surrounding mountain peaks and reflect the extraordinary rugged landscape.

Celebrating the natural beauty and richness of the region, WATG’s design for the new destination pays homage to the local Tibetan heritage through the use of traditional building forms and locally-sourced materials and indigenous planting.

Public spaces are designed with domestic scale and many lookout points, offering unmatched views and an intimate feel of exclusivity. Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed by a water feature inspired by the famed waterfalls of Jiuzhaigou lakes and will cross the water as a virtual passage towards a new stay and discovery.

Designed with sustainability in mind, every aspect of the resort’s impact on the natural environment has been carefully considered by the design team. Tucked into a 72,000-hectare nature reserve, Rissai Valley is set to become a destination where guests are able to slow down, reconnect and immerse themselves in nature.