Private Commission


  • Brand Scouting
  • Masterplan
  • Landscape Design
  • Architecture

Chinese glamour escape

The Dali hotel’s masterplan is a remarkable example of how to create a hotel that is fully immersed in the local environment. The designers have shown a great sensitivity to the natural landscape, integrating it into the very fabric of the hotel. Drawing inspiration from traditional Chinese paintings and nature, the hotel exudes a strong sense of place and identity.
Not only is the hotel’s design stunning, but it is also environmentally conscious. The structure is completely sustainable and has been built with a carbon-neutral architecture, demonstrating a commitment to reducing the hotel’s impact on the environment.
In addition to its eco-friendly design, the hotel boasts breathtaking views of the Erhai lake. Each unit has been thoughtfully designed to optimize the panoramic views of the lake, with strategically placed infinity pools that create the illusion of a continuous view of the lake. This clever design enhances the guest’s experience and reinforces the hotel’s connection to the natural world.

  • Head of Design: Andrea Boschetti
  • Design Project Leader: Cecilia Gozzi
  • Design Director: Riccardo Minervini
  • Design Team: Ana Lazovic, Mattia Ruscio, Cristina Belfanti, Edoardo Poi

Colors & Materials

  • Brown
  • Green
  • Earthy tones
  • Grey
  • Mimetic colors
  • Wood
  • Stone
  • Burnished metal
  • Ceramic tiles
  • Ample glass windows
  • Local stone cladding
  • Water
  • Various botanical gardens
  • Design roofs

This unique hotel, scattered on top of a mountain occupies an area of approximately 17.000 sqm.
It is composed of various clusters that can include from 4 to 1 living unit that can be reached with carts.
Each unit is a luxurious separate world and have full privacy but there is also a big common area where the guests can do many activities including a fitness center, a spa, a wellness center, yoga and thai chi areas, teens and kids club, meeting rooms and so on.
The project is an easy access to the Uydufou theme park that’s why it can also be used to host the park’s guests.