Jean-Michel Gathy's most iconic mountain resorts
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The Viceroy Snowmass, Aspen, Colorado
Situated on the ski slopes of Aspen, The Viceroy Snowmass features an abundance of extravagant, warm living spaces. Jean-Michel Gathy has transformed the vast expanse of space by designing a series of comfortable interactive areas for guests to feel at home. Fire, earth, wood and stone are elements that connect the architecture with the indigenous culture in Aspen.
The St. Regis, Lhasa, Tibet
Standing as one of the highest hotels in the world at 3,680 metres above sea-level, the three-acre St. Regis Lhasa overlooks Potala Palace (World Heritage Site and former chief residence of the Dalai Lama), offering panoramic views of the Himalayas and Lhasa Valley. Inspired by the nearby Sera Monastery — a sacred structure built in 1419 — the hotel's design emulates the monastery's dramatic and lively beauty, where an innate sense of place also reveals intimate spaces.
The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland
Inspired by the location and the destination experience, Jean-Michel Gathy balances heritage and unrivalled design vision with awe-inspiring nature at The Chedi Andermatt; all sustainably designed and executed, using locally sourced materials and expertise. The result is a tribute to traditional Swiss architecture, whilst at the same time elevating the concept to a new contemporary interpretation.