We’ve seen a couple of  impressive architectural works of art in China, yet we didn’t see this one coming! The Sheraton Huzhou Spring Resort, located near Shanghai, is definitely China’s way to show off! The iconic 27-storey hotel is one of the most outstanding constructions we’ve ever seen and we’re pretty sure you are as delighted as we are to see/understand what this project is all about.

The resort, built on the edge of the Taihu Lake in Huzhou, boasts a unique shape, that of a giant horseshoe. The exclusive hotel targets the affluent business class. Apparently, the shape of the resort was inspired by the traditional arch bridges, key elements of the traditional Chinese architecture. The location was also strategically chosen, Huzhou being famous for its traditional ink paintings.

The Sheraton Huzhou Spring Resort will put at your disposal (starting December) 321 spacious guest rooms, including 44 suites, 39 villas and access to the hot springs. The edgy hotel features also several restaurants, conference rooms, a ballroom and even a wedding centre. It’s iconic shape reflects beautifully into the still waters of Taihu Lake and evokes the memorable traditional bridges. The project was completed by the Beijing-based architect Ma Yansong of MAD architects.

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