Set against the natural beauty of this man-made lake, which has over one thousand islets that sustain exotic wildlife, caves and mountains filled with flourishing trees and plants, it was key that the resort should be in harmony with its environment.
“Our natural color palate and use of the expansive and ubiquitous views gives the guest an immersive experience,” says HBA partner, Connie Puar. “Bespoke furniture was created to be harmonious with the land, yet contemporary and sophisticated to match the brand aesthetic.”
Ahn Luh focuses on the legacy of China’s rich history, traditions, heritage and culture to richly evoke the past and present, creating a sense of place with genuine indigenous motifs.
“The palette used throughout the resort was inspired by the colours of nature, carefully selected to ensure a gentle merging of exterior and interior spaces, achieving a serene and peaceful oasis with a flair of sophistication and elegance”
The palette used throughout the resort was inspired by the colours of nature, carefully selected to ensure a gentle merging of exterior and interior spaces, achieving a serene and peaceful oasis with a flair of sophistication and elegance.
Surrounded by the beautiful, calm water of the lake and its green gardens, guests will be greeted with bamboo trees that line the pavements to their villas. A serene sanctuary for the senses unfolds into a welcoming lobby, with a central outdoor fireplace sitting in the middle of a reflecting pool.
The Chinese Medicine Room is located next to the lobby lounge and is staffed by professional and experienced Chinese medicine consultants. The palette was transpired from ancient Chinese medicine rooms, with warm grey tones taking center stage for upholstery, and red throw pillows to symbolize energy and vitality.
The villas harness a perfect balance between historic and modern design entities inspired by China’s years of rich heritage of culture and craftsmanship. All villas are manicured with beautifully kept gardens and a courtyard with a balcony that faces the spectacular views of Qiandao Lake.
A rich color palette emulating the colors of the calm lake includes hues of warm grey, Ming blue and turquoise. Elegant, dark grey local stone and dark wood carry throughout the property. All villas are thoughtfully designed and equipped with the modern traveler’s security, comfort and productivity in mind. In addition to the latest technological amenities, walk-in wardrobes, ensuite laundry and marble bathrooms with large soaking tubs and glass-enclosed rainforest showers pamper guests.
The all-day dining space is situated next to a contemporary Chinese courtyard. Bamboo-inspired interiors create a fusion of local culture and modernity. The walls and columns are lined with grey Chinese bricks, handmade from local kiln, while local, dark grey stone in a natural finish makes up the floors. Red niches with white art installations resembling school of fish punctuate the wall to direct guests to the semi-private dining area.
Imagery© Will Pryce