SB Architects to lead design of Waldorf Astoria Lake Tahoe

A part of Egris Group, SB Architects has been tasked with designing the upcoming Waldorf Astoria Lake Tahoe paying tribute to the rich history of the Nevada state line.

The nature-integrated resort and mountain club will balance timeless alpine elegance with a modern interpretation of the region’s traditional mountain architecture.

A new lifestyle destination

Having received approval from Tahoe Regional Planning Agency earlier this year, EKN Development and Hilton Hotels & Resorts are now set to begin work on this mixed-use development spanning 15 acres and bringing 76 guest rooms, 61 branded residences and 25 residences to Crystal Bay and Incline Village community in Nevada.

This major development will also encompass a number of dining concepts, event spaces, a 10,000-sq-ft casino and outdoor community gathering space. Guests and residents will be able to make the most of Lake Tahoe’s 72-mile shoreline, ski resorts and year-round outdoor activities ranging from skiing and golfing.

To reflect the destination it’s a part of, SB Architects is instilling a sense of place in the design of this resort.

“A primary goal was to create a natural, direct connection to the water beyond, which we achieved by elevating the lobby to capture expansive views of the Lake,” said Keith Houchin, Vice President and Associate Principal of SB Architects.

“The lobby terraces down to an existing grove of trees, immersing guests in the natural landscape and creating a seamless flow between spaces. By creating a series of communal spaces to allow for year-round indoor/outdoor connections, guests can bask in the direct connection to the lake from the comfort of the resort and the surrounding idyllic setting.”

A luxury lakeside enclave

Promising to bring a new level of luxury to North Tahoe, the resort is designed with both visitors and locals in mind. Through its alpine elegance and a reinterpretation of the region’s traditional mountain vernacular, the development aims to complement Lake Tahoe’s natural beauty.

Designed as an integrated village, the resort will encompass a collection of shops and restaurants nestled amid old-growth pines, a promenade and an amphitheater for movies and performances.

Throughout the hillside resort offering views over the lake and mountains, clean lines, varied pitched roofs, deep terraces and balconies will be met with rugged natural stone, metal accents and warm wood tones. Elevated pool decks will emulate the natural terrain.

On arrival, guests will be met with an impressive lobby commanding far reaching views over the Tahoe Basin. From here, they will be led to panoramic guest rooms and suites, along with amenities including an all-day dining brasserie, Waldorf Astoria’s signature Peacock Alley lounge, a poolside restaurant, the Waldorf Astoria Spa and an outdoor terrace with expansive pool.