The Opposite House

Swire Hotels has found a niche in Beijing with its minimal boutique hotel, with the Opposite House Hotel. The super minimalist hotel, designed by Kengo Kurna & Associates, provides 99 guest rooms, with a home comfort palette of light wooden floors, glass, and fabric as room dividers. The aesthetics are carried perfectly throughout the lobby, bars and outdoor decks. With subtle suggestions of Chinese inspirations, the overall result is perfectly modern. There is a vivid contrast also between the restaurants, bars, pool and the rooms, where the purpose of each section is perfectly understood. Even the staff wears comfortable and chic uniforms that it’s hard to tell that they actually work there!

This has become a tourist attraction in itself in Beijing, even if you don’t stay here when visiting Beijing, it’s worth to try out the cocktails at the bar downstairs.