At first, Beijing appears as a grey and polluted city which is true actually but differently than Shanghai where it's easy to fall in love for, it takes a bit more time for Beijing. When you start to look around, when you start to measure the pulse of this city, you will realize it's a very interesting place and a very fancy city.
The very best place where to feel the heartbeat of Beijing is wonderfully located right next to Sanlitun Village, a paradise for shoppers but an ideal base where to find attractive bars, charming restaurants and beautiful people. The name of this hidden is The Opposite House, a cubical green glasses building with a huge wooden chinese front door appearing as a vegetal and smooth sanctuary inviting to a calm, serene but trendy and so fashionable experience in the same time.
The Opposite House is with no doubt the very best place to stay with a huge lobby where you will find often art exhibition. The sense of space is really impressive and you will find this same spectacular design in the rooms and suites, all very spacious from 45 sq. meters for the smallest to more than 200 sq. meters for the Penthouse.
The japanese architect Kengo Kuma has created a magical urban retreat inviting the 5 senses to be in perfect harmony. The materials used have been meticulously selected to create a contemporary home away from home but incredibly warm with a beautiful wooden floor, a very sexy and so comfortable japanese style wood bathtub and a exquisite light making of each room and suite, a place where you will feel so relaxed. I've rarely seen a place like this where I consider to be in such a cocoon of natural elegance, luxury and well being. I'm lucky enough to travel a lot and I've experienced so many excellent hotels but this is at The Opposite House where I feel the best and it's always hard to leave such a unique hotel.
More than a decor which is so exquisite, there is a very warm atmosphere at TOH because every single person working here is simply so kind, nice and passionated. The whole team has the only objective to make the guests feeling so good and it's working. This is with no comparison the best hotel team I've seen in China and one of the best around the globe. I've the impression everybody at TOH has a talent and it gives me a beautiful emotion.
For the best dinner in town, don't leave the hotel and run to Sureno, the mediterranean restaurant also beautifully designed where a "family style" Italian and Southern European delicious cuisine based on the freshest ingredients is served in the best atmosphere ever. Themis Kouris, Matthew Bell and the whole team will ensure you have a precious moment and my two dinners were so perfect I just wanted to extend the dinners very late. The other option is the chinese restaurant which looks excellent as well but didn't have time to try and for a last drink, the bar Mesh is the most trendy place where music is cool and staff as professional, friendly and nice as everywhere in the hotel.
A very big thank you to Philipp Blaser, the excellent Executive Assistant Manager to know how to give this very positive energy to all the staff which looks happy and proud to work in this property and which will pamper you from the arrival until the departure.
Don't hesitate if you have to stay in Beijing, choose TOH and if it's just for a dinner, select Sureno where there is a unique vibe.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Opposite House features 99 luxuriously appointed guest studios designed by the renowned Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma. Designed to provide a sense of space, warmth and comfort, studios start from 45/481 sqm/sqf, which are arguably some of the largest in Beijing. They come fitted with signature wooden floorings and oak tubs. Partnering with well-known Shanghai based Australian restaurateur David Laris and restaurant designers Neri & Hu, we offer an intoxicating blend of restaurants and bars. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Opposite House Hotel Beijing
- The Opposite Hotel
- Opposite Hotel Beijing