Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Boutique Hotel in Sanlitun : The Opposite House

The newly created Swire Hotels group, owned by Hong Kong-based Swire Properties, opened its first hotel "The Opposite House" in Beijing in summer 2008.

lobby of the Opposite House

exterior of the Opposite House in Sanlitun, Beijing

The hotel with its green glass exterior and minimalistic interior offers 99 suites starting at 1850 CNY per night (minimum stay 2 nights).

all rooms feature wooden floors and are very bright

the bathrooms feature bath tube and double sinks made of oak wood

the only traditional Chinese accessory is a wooden chest used as coffee table or storage

a room (studio 95) with a balcony

Designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the hotel is part of Swire's first integrated commercial project in China, a giant new shopping, lifestyle and dining development, called The Village, at Sanlitun in Beijing.  So if you wonder why all the old houses had to vanish, for what and why all these glass cubes look alike, then you know: it is all part of an integrated project by this Hong-Kong based company.

from right to left : the (South) Village, addidas store, Yashow market

If you have been in Sanlitun lately and have any dining or shopping experience in the Opposite House's neighbourhood, let me know what you think.

map and contact, click to enlarge

photo source: the opposite house


Yoli said...

Absolutely STUNNING!

FrenchToast said...

I used to eat breakfast at the cafe at this hotel occasionally when I lived in Beijing..really nice and delicious! I think there are few good bars inside, as well. Last time I was in Beijing, in June, the area around the Opposite House was getting built up quite a bit. Mostly cheap bars and western style restaurants, the Opposite house really stands out.

Mary Jo said...

Looks lush and what a brilliant location!

- Suzie - said...

Location is brilliant indeed.
The Mediterranean Restaurant downstairs is a hip brunch place for expats. And the hotel also hosts regularly interesting art exhibitions.


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