In the heart of Beijing, China, this striking emerald glass building rises from the ground. The colour has a purpose – it has been chosen to convey calm. The stunning contemporary design is inspired by traditional Chinese wood lattice and reflects the vibrant street life surrounding the hotel.
If you have every stayed in or visited the Sanderson or St Martin’s Lane, then you will feel completely at home once you step inside The Opposite House. Equally stunning as its exterior and at the centre of this seemless space is a large central atrium adorned with modern furniture and contemporary Chinese art. Light cascades in through the glass ceiling and shadows drop through the steel mesh drapes that hang within this large airy space.
With five choices of where to eat and drink, The Opposite House has become known as the latest hang out for residents of Beijing as well as in-house guests. From Mediterranean food, served from wood fired ovens and an open kitchen to traditional north Asian dishes from Japan, a late night bar/club featuring international DJs and a contemporary lounge bar with an impressive wine list, there is certainly something to tempt everyone’s taste buds.
The ambience created in the guest rooms is a continuation of serenity and calm – a hideaway with the comfort of home. The floor to ceiling windows provide amazing panoramic views and an abundance of natural light, whilst subtle touches of Chinese decor have been added to generate a sense of warmth.
Only 30 minutes from the airport and a short distance from some of Beijing’s most fascinating and historical areas, a visit to The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Palace Museum and the Temple of Heaven is an absolute must!
This fascinating City makes the perfect stop over before adventuring onwards. Why not make your next stop Xian with a visit to the Terracotta Army?