Tuesday, June 07, 2011
The challenge was to create a strong architectural icon - a new luxury destination resort hotel that would be the centerpiece of an integral development consisting of a casino, retail village, and luxury condominiums.
Consistant with the overall development, a Tuscan Italian-Mediterranean theme was chosen as the architectural style for the resort. A three-story bridge structure, emulating Italy's Pontevecchio, spans a secluded lake and is home to unique guestrooms as well as function areas and future retail space. The hotels U-shape design provides guests with sweeping views of the lake and mountains. Attached to the hotel is an adjacent casino, and a two-story spa contains treatment rooms arranged in pavilions surrounding an interior Italian garden courtyard.