Story by Amy Cassell
Originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of
The newest addition
to the House Collective (Beijing’s Opposite House
, Hong Kong’s Upper House
) in Chengdu, China, takes a yin-yang approach to past and present comforts: A seventeenth-century Qing Dynasty courtyard fronts the polished, 100-room property, and the spa occupies a former monastery.
Toast adventures with a Sichuan Mule – Sichuan peppercorn-infused vodka and ginger syrup – while mingling with Chengdu locals at speakeasy-style lounge Jing.
KIDS WILL LOVE
The hotel can arrange a visit to the nearby Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, complete with a plush panda souvenir.
ROOM TO BOOK
“Check into one of the spacious Studio 90 rooms,” says Hong Kong-based advisor Charlotte Harris. “Learn how to make the perfect cup of green tea with the crib notes in your living room, then enjoy it on your private balcony overlooking the city.”
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