Location: Located in the Old Town of Pingyao, the fully restored Jing’s Residence allows guests to be completely immersed in history.
History: The courtyard mansion that is now Jing’s Residence is more than 260 years old, and its current owners have restored it to its former glory, fitted with all the requisite amenities for the modern traveler.
Service: With just 19 rooms, guests can enjoy truly personalized service, with experiences tailored to meet individual guest needs.
This small, boutique hotel is nestled among the rambling alleyways and crowded shops of Pingyao’s old, walled city. Set in a renovated, restored mansion, Jing’s Residence features eighteen rooms built around four courtyards in the manner of northern China, and each room features plush beds, authentic, handcrafted Chinese furniture, and bright, cheery spaces. Tables and chairs are located outside each pavilion, allowing guests to relax outside, much as mandarins and merchants did in bygone days. The Residence also contains a dining room where guests can enjoy regional and international favorites; one standout experience is hot pot, wherein ingredients like thin slices of meat, noodles, and raw vegetables are placed into a pot of boiling soup and cooked at a table prepared in one of Jing’s courtyards. Amenities include a spa, exclusive meeting space, a cozy library, and a bar.
Combining original architecture with modern design, rooms are stylish and cozy, with a sleek contemporary feel. Luxury fittings and all new furniture work in tandem with the existing mansion’s structure to create ambient modern spaces within this historic environment.
There are twelve Courtyard Rooms, each offering contemporary styling, king or twin bedding, spacious private bathroom, writing desk, flat screen TV, boutique bathroom amenities and original artworks and wall murals.
Five Courtyard Suites each have their own unique layout and design, with king or twin bedding, separate sitting area with sofa and coffee table, luxurious modern bathroom with boutique amenities, LCD TV and writing desk.
This singular suite is the largest and most luxurious, with polished wooden floors, open-plan design, free-standing oversized tub and plush king bed. It features a sitting area with sofa, plus a view over the ancient rooftops of neighboring buildings. Fine China pottery and ceramic floor tiles create a traditional ambience.
Various cultural pursuits are available onsite, including paper cutting classes, shoe making, noodle making, and massage courses.
Massage, wraps, scrubs, reflexology and facials are all offered at the spa, using luxury spa products imported from Thailand. The 700-square-foot VIP spa suite is available for individual guests or couples, with views over the courtyard's ancient rooftops.
Traditional Chinese hot pot is served in the property's courtyard. This 1,000-year-old tradition sees sliced meats, vegetables, seafood and noodles boiled on the table in a copper pot over hot coals.
For couples looking for an intimate dining experience, Jing's Residence provides a bespoke three-course meal with matching wine.