Woods at Sasan is the flagship venture of 1000 Island Hotels and Resorts, a hospitality signature that brings people closer to themselves and the environment. 1000 Island Hotels and Resort follows a ‘Destination First’ approach, that focuses on bringing the essence of a place to the fore by drawing upon local culture and materials for inspiration and creating a dialogue between the architecture, the environment and the people. The properties co-exist with and within unique communities and rich local cultures that offer genuine experiences of a place to guests. At the heart of each 1000 Island venture is the 1000 Island atelier, a family of professionals that creates intelligent designs that help shape the face of hospitality in India. A design-led approach guides the team, implementing practices, products and services that are thoughtful and environmentally sound. The use of natural and handmade products, locally sourced or reclaimed wood, sustainable architectural and practices and farm-fresh, locally grown vegetables, form a few core practices that define the atelier’s approach to a sustainable system of hospitality.