Published on October 7th, 2017 | by Ozlem Avcioglu

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Alila Yangshuo, China

Once a working sugar mill, Alila Yangshuo is now a modern retro resort, combining stylish simplicity, in tandem with its picturesque setting of Guilin. Designed by Dong Gong of Vector Architects, with interiors by award-winning Ju Bin of Horizontal Space Design, the vision for Alila Yangshuo is to integrate the new with the old, paying homage to the unique history of these heritage buildings. Alila Yangshuo is a modern retro resort of 117 rooms, suites and villas combining stylish simplicity with exceptional comfort and convenience.

Alila Spa is housed in a unique underground location, guests descend through an ultra-modern spiral entryway into a luxurious cocoon. The walls and floors are made from underground volcanic rocks unearthed during construction which produced the jewelled hues in the cave-like interiors. Located in the historical Sugar Pressing Room, resorts restaurant uses local and fresh ingredients, serves a selection of Chinese and Western cuisine based on a seasonal farm to table menu.


About the Author

Ozlem Avcioglu

Each city has its own light, identity and color ️Traveler photographer writer owner of Haaz design. Based in Istanbul and NY, live around the world.



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