Recently unveiled in the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Val d’Orcia, Italy, part of a UNESCO world heritage site, the first unit of a luxury vineyard suite project was recently unveiled to the public. Known as Casa Ojalá, the guest suite has a few whimsical features like retractable beds, hidden furnishings, a merry-go-round terrace, roof portholes and a series of pulleys, gears and ropes.

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A landscape with Casa Ojalá, a round, wooden structure, to the left and a valley to the right.

With over $1 billion worth of development expected by 2025, the hotel will embrace the surrounding nature and ensure eco-friendly, sustainable architecture in its design. Some of the environmentally-focused features include sustainable wood selection, fabrics made from recycled plastic and the inclusion of handmade Italian ceramic pieces created by local artisans.

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Two images: on the left, an image showing a bathtub looking out on a green valley through the building's open sliding wall. On the right, an image of the bedroom overlooking a valley.

The resort will also include a bio garden with over 180 plant species inside, and the entire property will be plastic-free. Future plans include using photovoltaic panels, a rainwater recovery system and a black water depuration advanced biological plant.

Two images: on the left, an image showing an open wooden structure. On the right, an image showing a closer view of the structure.

“We are proud to launch, starting in Italy in synergy with Castiglion del Bosco, to offer its guests of exception an absolutely unique chance of enjoying and discovering the wonders of the resort,” said Italian architect Beatrice Bonzanigo, President of Casa Ojalá. “I consider the Luxury of the Casa that I invented, a form of happiness for the guests of the best Hotels around the world. A sort of revival of handcraft as the root of evolution. Beyond the automatism of travel and living of our times, based on virtuality and hyper technology.”

An overhead view of the project's swirling design.

Once completed, the resort will offer 42 suites, 11 villas, two restaurants, a spa and a cooking school. At 5,000 acres in total, the estate will also encompass the historic Brunello di Montalcino organic winery and a private member’s golf club.

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Images courtesy of Casa Ojalá