Luxury Hotels in China

Time was when the only places to stay in China were soulless business hotels and hostels, and ne'er an option between, but now it's all change. City slicker boutique hotels are popping up in Beijing and Shanghai and the best of the Asian luxury hotel groups are opening immaculate hotels in the further flung provinces:

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Far East

Described by UNESCO as ‘an urban landscape of outstanding quality’; Lijiang Old Town is the ideal setting for the peaceful Amandayan hotel. Lying in a valley overlooked by the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, this lovely hideaway will have guests feeling like a member of the royal Mu family in no time. Read more

Temple House

China > Far East

Temple House, named after the nearby Daci Temple, is a contemporary hotel inspired by Chengdu’s landscape that blends traditional heritage with modern design. Read more

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

China > Far East

Most hotels bang on about service, but few walk the walk as well as they talk. Not the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, though. The flagship of the MO brand opened its doors back in 1963, and after a well-judged refurb in 2006 this remains a hotel with gold standard service. Read more

The Upper House

China > Far East

Sister property to the Opposite House in Beijing, the Upper House is the second slick hotel from Hong Kong mandarins the Swire Group, who are making a considerable splash in the contemporary hotel scene in Asia. Read more


China > Far East

Secluded in a valley just 20 minutes from central Hangzhou lies Amanfayun, a luxurious hideaway in the heart of ancient China. Coastal China is ultra-modern; Shanghai and Beijing are 21st century cities. So much of China is forward-thinking that the opportunity to experience historical China is... Read more

The PuLi

China > Far East

The PuLi constitutes 26-storeys of hi-tech, low key and deeply sophisticated contemporary hotel with enough oriental touches – incense burners, screen doors, black lacquer furniture – to give the place a firm sense of identity. Read more

The Peninsula Shanghai

China > Far East

Sitting majestically on the Bund in central Shanghai, the Peninsula Shanghai is the brands flagship offering in mainland China, and we can see why. With a balance of the historic art-deco style of the district, with suites which are packed to the rafters with technology, the Peninsula is the... Read more

Aman Summer Palace

China > Far East

The Summer Palace, located in the less frenetic outskirts of the bustling capital city of Beijing, housed the pleasure gardens of the dynastic emperors. Read more

The Opposite House

China > Far East

The centerpiece of the spanking new Sanlitun Village development in the embassy district, the Opposite House is a far cry from many of Beijing’s rather dreary corporate hotels. Read more

Rosewood Beijing

China > Far East

The Rosewood Beijing is a stylish, spacious and very comfortable hotel in the fun nightlife district of Sanlitun, within striking distance of Beijing’s main attractions. Read more

Sofitel Xian

China > Far East

Opened in 2005, this is the most luxurious hotel in Xian, and until the Chinese cotton on to the concept of top quality boutique hotels, the best bet in town. Read more

Grand Mercure on Renmin Square

China > Far East

The quietly sophisticated Grand Mercure is located in Renmin (People’s) Square, inside the ancient walls of Xian, and surrounded by courtyards and gardens. Read more

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