What we know so far:
While the specific offerings of the wellness hotel are not being released at this time, information about the architecture gives a hint of what will be a stunning design. Chiselled from granite bedrock, the wellness hotel will be 240,000 sq. ft. and built in a fluid style respecting and infusing the natural landscape.
With unobstructed access to both the sun and full moon, and their shimmering reflection from the lake, light and crystals play a pivotal role in the overall structure as well as throughout the unique interior. Sparking Hill Resort will infuse the crystals in waterfalls, in fireplaces and in overhead lights. They will dazzle and set the mood with bold prisms in public areas while subtly creating a feeling of warmth and rejuvenation in the wellness centre.
Total cost for the glitzy hotel? At least $50 million for 150 rooms; development is on schedule for a spring 2010 opening.
Rumor has it that the original name of the hotel was "Krystal" pronounced Chri-stahl like the champagne big ballers drink but the name was changed to the significantly easier-to-swallow Sparkling Hill.
There are no words.