Grand Hyatt Lijiang Mountain Lodge is in the Ganhaizi Meadow area with an elevation of 3,100 meters in the east side of Yulong Snow Mountain in the Chinese Yunnan Province, directly facing Yulong Snow Mountain. As a National AAAAA Class Scenic Spot, Yulong Snow Mountain is covered by snow all year round, and worshiped as a Holy Mountain by those of Naxi nationality and others in Lijiang, Yunnan. Ganhaizi, to the east of Yulong Snow Mountain, is about 4 kilometers long and 1.5 kilometers wide. In front of the cloud-kissing Yulong Snow Mountain, is the ideal place for viewing scenery and taking photos of a distant view of Yulong Snow Mountain.
▼ 视线越过错落有致的传统建筑屋顶，玉龙雪山的景色一览无余，the buildings are arranged to ensure the view to the Yulong Snow Mountain
The project is planned and designed based on the village group in Yuhu Village, which is known as the “First Village in Yulong Snow Mountain”. The hotel is designed as a settlement space composed of multiple groups, and seems a quiet and serene “village” with smoke curling up the foot of the Snow Mountain. Visitors can look up and feel the exciting mountain and glacier scenery in the hotel. At this moment, the Snow Mountain seems to be the scenery of the hotel.
▼ 酒店总体规划航拍，site planning
The hotel is divided into main lodge, SPA and guest room. The main lodge covers all major public service functions, and the first floor of the building provides the services including parking, check-in, feasts and banquets, open-air restaurant, viewing platform, and theme lounge, etc. The multi-function hall is set around the courtyard. The suites are on the second floor, and connected through the corridor. The Snow Mountain suite above the banquet hall is the best viewing place of the whole hotel, and guests can enjoy the full views in the suites.
▼ 公共区外观，external view of main lodge
▼ 公共区首层露台，viewing platform of main lodge at first floor
▼ 从SPA区眺望玉龙雪山，overlook Yulong Snow Mountain from SPA
The hotel offers more than 100 spacious deluxe rooms, suites, and villas, forming over 20 guest room buildings scattered in the garden. Guests can get to their rooms by the battery carts from both sides of the lobby. The design makes full use of the altitude difference of the terrain, forming the characteristic building style of “one front and two behind”. Meantime, the buildings are well spaced, so that the views of the Snow Mountain from each building is not obstructed, and guests can take in the sights in a glance.
▼ 客房区“前一后二”的建筑形式，建筑与院景互为映衬，guest room
The design uses the Naxi architectural style as reference. The first floor is built with masonry, the second floor and above are wooden structures, the roof is the traditional Chinese big roof, and the exterior materials are local rust stone, bluestone, and pine. The scenic spot with an altitude of more than 3000 meters has dry climate and strong wind. The natural environment is a big challenge for both design and construction. The design team conducted special design treatment for the cornice, roof tile, wooden structure of the roof, and steel structure of the buildings. From the exposed oak beams and cornices to the gorgeous ethnic brocade and open fire, the building group of the Snow Mountain hotel creates a strong and unique sense of place, and is the perfect combination of modernism and tradition, man-made results and nature.
▼ 一层平面，first floor plan
▼ 二层平面，second floor plan / 地下一层平面，ground floor plan
▼ 公共区剖面，main lodge section
▼ SPA区剖面，SPA section
▼ 墙身大样，detail drawing
建筑师：CCDI Progressive Atelier/ CCDI渐进工作室
Architects：CCDI Progressive Atelier
Location：Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China
Project Team：Meiyang, Sunyuan
Owners：China Jin Mao Group Co. ,Ltd
Operators：Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Photographs：Shenzhen Sikang Architectural Photography Co. ,Ltd.
Interior Architect：P49 Deesign & Associates Co. ,Ltd.
Landscape Architect：BuregaFarnell (I.D.) Pte. Ltd.
Collaborators：Denniston International Architects & Planners