Also unforgettable was our experience driving through Beijing in an old fashioned motorcycle side car followed by lunch with a local family in their traditional hutong house.
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Banyan Tree Hangzhou

Why We Love This Hotel :

Location: Banyan Tree Hangzhou is located amidst China’s first wetland reserve, named Xixi National Wetland Park, and is home to a huge array of plant and animal wildlife.

History: The resort has been designed in the authentic Jiang Nan architectural style, mirroring the distinctive traditional buildings Southeast of the Changjiang River.

Service: The concierge service here goes above and beyond, with staff who are knowledgeable about the surrounding areas, supplying guests with professional insight into the region.


With a host of different activities and facilities to keep guests occupied, the Banyan Tree Hangzhou’s guests are unlikely to find the hotel lacking in any way.


Guests who require meeting facilities can make good use of the hotel’s boardroom, located in the library. This room can hold up to 14 people.

Health Club

The Banyan Tree Hangzhou’s fitness center offers guests a variety of exercise classes, from yoga, to pilates, to aerobics, and step lessons. An indoor pool is also available, as well as a steam and sauna room for guests’ use.


Guests with an inclination towards books will enjoy the vintage-style library, featuring classic novels and classical charm; an ideal place for creative types to seek and find inspiration.


The Banyan Tree’s spa has been modelled after a traditional Chinese wetland village, with bamboo groves providing a picturesque backdrop. The hotel provides its patrons with a list of award-winning therapies, by professionally-trained spa therapists.


Guests have three extravagant restaurants and bars to choose from at the Banyan Tree Hangzhou, from the international cuisine at Waterlight Court, to the authentic Chinese dishes at Bai Yun, and ending with the tasty cocktails at Jiu Xian.

Bai Yun

Guests looking to experience China’s rich and authentic flavors will love the dishes served up in this grand dining hall, with traditional dim sum and other Chinese favorites.

Jiu Xian

This bar and lounge offers guests a fantastic meeting place, where they can socialize with friends over various tasty choices of cocktails and mocktails, as well as fine teas. Guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the wetlands in the distance, and the warmth of the cozy fireplace.

Waterlight Court

This restaurant serves up both international favorites and local specialties, using only the freshest natural, local ingredients. Guests can enjoy all-day dining here, and may choose from two private dining rooms should they require a more discreet venue.



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