Named for the traditional Chinese courtyard home setup wherein a guest house sits opposite the main house, the Opposite House is a mix of old and new, located at Taikoo Lee Sanlitun in the heart of the diplomatic quarter. The design of the district itself even draws upon tradition, reflecting Beijing hutongs and courtyards, but at a much larger scale. With its location in the cosmopolitan center, the Opposite House is convenient to many dining options, arts, shopping, and entertainment.

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Designed by Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma, the Opposite House is a modern hotel conceived to reflect Beijing’s traditional architecture in a contemporary way. The exterior is a clever use of emerald glass that not only mimics traditional Chinese wood lattice, but reflects the lively street scene outside. Inside, however, it is a calming respite, with a large open atrium that uses rich colors and plenty of natural materials to create a peaceful atmosphere. Wander through the ground floor that doubles as a contemporary art gallery showcasing 10 Chinese artists or swim a few laps in the indoor illuminated stainless steel swimming pool.

The 98 studios and two-floor penthouse suite are spacious and minimalist in decor, with cream colored walls, modern-high end furniture, white oak floors and under-floor heating to keep the room cozy. Spa-like bathrooms feature rain showers, beautiful deep soaking oak bathtubs, and exclusive BaYanKaLa bath products. The penthouse includes a full-functioning kitchen and roomy rooftop terrace.

The Opposite House has three restaurants to choose from, as well as a cocktail lounge. Traditional Peking duck dishes are served in Jing Yaa Tang, The Village Café features international cuisine, and head to Sureño for Mediterranean flavors. There are numerous restaurants including Japanese, Indian, and Spanish right outside the hotel at the bustling Taikoo Lee Sanlitun.

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