Congratulations to RTKL Associates who won Hotel 50-200 Rooms Asia Pacific Award in The International Hotel & Property Awards 2015

design et al are pleased to announce RTKL Associates Inc. won in the International Hotel & Property Awards 2015. Wutai Mountain Resort in China will compete for the Hotel 50-200 Rooms Award (Asia-Pacific).

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The Wutai Mountain resort is composed of 200 rooms, a spa, convention centre, three restaurants, swimming pools, a helipad, and 34 private mountain villas. When RTKL set out to design a resort tucked away in the famed Wutai Mountains of central China, the goal was to create a modern luxury destination that complemented the hundreds of Buddhist temples in the region.

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Planning began by dividing the site into three zones: “Ceremonial Life” for the resort, “Local Life” for the private villas, and “Natural Life” for the serene landscape that separates as well as ties the property together.

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The project integrates eastern and western architectural principles to provide guests with a modern interpretation of Chinese architecture. Formal alignment and view orientation were used to highlight the natural beauty of the region’s landscape while maintaining the secluded luxury of a mountain retreat. The multi-tiered roof reflects the local culture and architecture while also paying homage to the 5 sacred mountain peaks in the region.

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The hotel, while having modern aesthetic, still maintains a strong visual connection to its central China context and rustic mountain terrain.

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