Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, Huzhou, China. It has nicknames such as "Horseshoe Hotel" and "Doughnut Hotel" due to its Torus geometrical shape. The Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, The magnet-shaped hotel is on the Taihu Lake inbetween Nanjing and Shanghai.
The horseshoe-shaped hotel, 27-storey structure lies on Taihu Lake between Nanjing and Shanghai. The resort has rooms, villas, suites, a presidential suite, parking facilities, fitness & wellness center, four restaurants, a café, a children's pool, and rooms with terraces.
Huzhou Hot Spring Resort is actually a full oval — two levels underground connect the visible horseshoe shape. According to the resort’s website, it offers 319 guest rooms, including 83 suites and 39 villas, all with private balconies. There’s even a separate ‘spa village’ which features eight villas, 40 hot springs, and a yacht dock. Also available to Huzhou guests are a club lounge, ballroom, and a variety of restaurants and bars.
The design is based on the idea of unity and infinity. At night the ring is reflected in the lake and looks like a full luminescent moon. Unlike conventional glass curtain facades, often used in hotel design, the Sheraton Huzhou doesn’t require a lot of air-conditioning units. The shape of the building provides shade for all of the balconies and promotes natural ventilation. The ultra-white glass allows natural light into each room, thereby eliminating the need for additional artificial lighting during the day.
New resort in Huzhou, on the southern shores of Lake Taihu, China’s third-largest freshwater lake. An architectural masterpiece, the Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort is the perfect home base to explore the lake and its surroundings, with retail shopping and the restaurants and attractions of Fisherman’s Wharf close by and close proximity to major cities such as Shanghai, Suzhou, and Ningbo.