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Photos: Courtesy The Opposite House

Recently opened in Beijing, The Opposite House luxury boutique hotel looks like a futuristic fantasy of soft, white minimalism.

With uber-avant garde Japanese architect Kengo Kuma behind the wheel, it seems safe to assume that guests will occassionally wonder if they are in a hotel at all or have been transported into a high-design installation-art version of a spa.
 
 But, then, that seems to be the point.

The hotel was developed by Swire Hotels to be part of the same company's shopping destination, The Village at Sanlitun, which boasts over 100 shops (a movie theatre and a few restaurants) and is still only half open.

Who wouldn't want a relaxing hotel to escape to in that midst? Emphasizing light, bamboo and open space in their rooms, though, just wouldn't be the same without a little decorative opulance in the three adjoining high-end restaurants, would it?


Photos: Courtesy The Opposite House

Recently opened in Beijing, The Opposite House luxury boutique hotel looks like a futuristic fantasy of soft, white minimalism.

With uber-avant garde Japanese architect Kengo Kuma behind the wheel, it seems safe to assume that guests will occassionally wonder if they are in a hotel at all or have been transported into a high-design installation-art version of a spa.
 
 But, then, that seems to be the point.

The hotel was developed by Swire Hotels to be part of the same company's shopping destination, The Village at Sanlitun, which boasts over 100 shops (a movie theatre and a few restaurants) and is still only half open.

Who wouldn't want a relaxing hotel to escape to in that midst? Emphasizing light, bamboo and open space in their rooms, though, just wouldn't be the same without a little decorative opulance in the three adjoining high-end restaurants, would it?


Photos: Courtesy The Opposite House

Recently opened in Beijing, The Opposite House luxury boutique hotel looks like a futuristic fantasy of soft, white minimalism.

With uber-avant garde Japanese architect Kengo Kuma behind the wheel, it seems safe to assume that guests will occassionally wonder if they are in a hotel at all or have been transported into a high-design installation-art version of a spa.
 
 But, then, that seems to be the point.

The hotel was developed by Swire Hotels to be part of the same company's shopping destination, The Village at Sanlitun, which boasts over 100 shops (a movie theatre and a few restaurants) and is still only half open.

Who wouldn't want a relaxing hotel to escape to in that midst? Emphasizing light, bamboo and open space in their rooms, though, just wouldn't be the same without a little decorative opulance in the three adjoining high-end restaurants, would it?

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