The Ritz Carlton JiuZhaiGou

Bespoke experiences
  • WATG
  • Jaya International Design
  • The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
  • Senior Vice President, Jaya International Design
  • Opening 2018

Built on a UNESCO heritage site, this 88 all-villa resort, with its vernacular architecture and the perfect blend between the contemporary interpretation of the local habitats and its surrounding, is positioned to be the market leader. However, the sheer isolation of the project and having to shut down the site during winter time brought on the necessary challenges. As Senior VP of Design at Jaya International Design (JID), Van Ooyen lead the design team in all aspects of the process, including the joining of teams during site supervision trips.