An abandoned Chinese sugar mill has been transformed into a gorgeous luxury hotel

We’ve witnessed several architectural transformations, but few have left our jaws dropped in awe. However, the newly constructed Alila Yangshuo hotel in China has managed to do just that and more! The luxurious hotel has been built by Vector Architects, a Beijing-based studio, that managed to transform an abandoned sugar factory in China’s beautiful Yangshuo county into a state boutique hotel of sorts.

The unique structure retains much of the heritage of the old building with new additions in the form of an outdoor pool and a flourishing garden around its circumference. It further entails natural light and ventilation with a beautiful mountain scenery in the backdrop.

The expansive space showcases a dominant use of stone and bamboo, with most of the connecting pathways being designed to provide sunlight and natural airflow throughout the complex.

The main guestroom building called the Sugar house retreat, features luxury rooms with their own balconies to provide breathtaking scenery from the surrounding mountains.

There’s also a Garden Townhouse which includes suites that are next to ponds and bamboo gardens, thus proving to be an ideal spot for rejuvenation.

As evident from its design, the Alila Yangshuo hotel has broken down the original sugar refinery into multiple buildings, with each being more awe-inspiring than the other.

In addition to its 117 guestrooms, the hotel includes a range of amenities such as a cafe, bar, multipurpose hall, library, and an outdoor pool.

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