The design of the eight-story resort blends the property with the layering hills, and all 449 rooms have lake or mountain views. The WATG design team sought to create a romantic interplay between the architecture and the lake front similar to that found in Italy's Lake Como and Portofino.
The hotel offers more than 236,800 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, including a ballroom and 12 multi-functional conference rooms, a spa and fitness center with an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and spa pools.
The property also has promenades with trees, restaurants and outdoor cafés that hug the shoreline, window boxes of bougainvillea, orchid-decorated flagstone streets, arcaded buildings with flowing draperies and palm trees shading shoppers.
WATG and affiliated design studio Wimberly Interiors have offices in London, Singapore, Istanbul, Honolulu, Irvine, Los Angeles and New York. WATG offers design services comprising planning, urban design, architecture, landscape, interior design and strategy for urban tourism and resort destinations. The company created landmarks such as Ayana Resort & Spa on Bali, The Venetian in Las Vegas and the upcoming Viceroy in Istanbul.