Production designer Adam Stockhauser ordered up detailed sketches of the eponymous hotel, borrowing features from an assortment of old-world European lodges.
Once he had the sketches, it was on to the building stage. Note the funicular, which transports tiny guests up to the hotel from the village below.
A miniature model of the hotel exterior.
A closer view. The background, painted by Michael Lenz, was inspired by 19th-Century landscape
artist Caspar David Friedrich.
A close-up of the funicular.
Another model of the hotel, after it's been revamped.
A miniature observatory that appears in the film.
Pulling back the curtain on set in London.
All photos courtesy of Fox Searchlight.