Located in Beijing's stylish new Village at Sanlitun shopping and entertainment complex, the Opposite House is a unique small hotel designed by noted Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. While the exterior is clad in squares of varying hues of vibrant green, the 99 rooms and suites are soothing, decorated in warm, neutral tones and fitted with pale wood furniture and crisp white linens. Kuma says he intended for the blend to create the calm of an "urban forest." The hotel's name is derived from the Chinese term for the guest house in a traditional courtyard compound, which was located opposite the main house. There are a variety of restaurants and bars to choose from, in keeping with the hotel's Sanlitun location: Michelin-starred Jing Yaa Tang is known for its Peking duck and dim sum; Frasca offers wholesome Italian dishes; Superfly is a modern mix of Sichuan plates, creative cocktails and craft beers; while UNION is all about the welcoming hospitality along the Silk Road. There is no business center, but wi-fi is available in all rooms and public spaces. There is also a high-design spa surrounding a large and visually striking stainless-steel-clad pool, which offers massage therapies, a steam room, sauna and fitness center. Opposite House is 40 minutes from Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK).
History: Santilun area has a culture of its own, and a long-standing reputation as a hub for Beijing's arts crowd.
Service: Knowledgeable English-speaking hosts are on hand 24/7 to provide assistance or advise travelers about local sites.
Location: Located on Santilun Street adjacent to Santilun Village complex, it's in a great position for experiencing Beijing's bar scene.
Studios at Opposite House are minimalist and industrial in style, with ultra modern spacious rooms and all the latest in-room technology. Large windows, natural wooden floors, fluid design and ample living space make this a luxurious option for modern urban travelers. The names of each studio denote their size in square meters of floor space and each studio has a deep bathtub and spa-inspired bathroom.
These 45 square-meter rooms feature clean uncluttered design, maximizing space and providing a cozy and comfortable environment for guests. Including sofa and writing desk, digital entertainment system, free WiFi, complimentary minibar and bespoke Egyptian cotton linen.
These light-filled studios feature floor-to-ceiling windows, large bathroom, mood lighting, digital entertainment system, free WiFi, complimentary minibar and bespoke Egyptian cotton linen.
These capacious suites offer separate dining, living and bedrooms with king bed, with seating for four. One suite has a private terrace with daybed; the other offers a Jacuzzi, and both include digital entertainment system, free WiFi, complimentary minibar and bespoke Egyptian cotton linen.
This generously-sized suite features a private dining area, Nespresso machine, digital entertainment system, free WiFi, complimentary minibar and bespoke Egyptian cotton linen. Some Suite 95 configurations also include a private balcony with day beds.
The Opposite House is a boutique establishment designed with leisure travelers in mind. The hotel offers an onsite pool and fitness center for guests, while for spa services, beauty, luxury shopping and more dining options, guests have direct access to the myriad outlets of Santilun Village.
Guests have the use of the onsite gym, equipped with a range of exercise machines overlooking the pool.
Opposite House has a stunning indoor pool illuminated under a soaring atrium. This is one of the best areas of the hotel to appreciate Kengo Kuma's immaculate geometric designs.
Chef Marino D'Antonio serves up traditional recipes just like mama used to make, inspired by his Italian roots. Think superlative ingredients, generations-old technique and comforting meals best shared with family.
Showcasing authentic regional Chinese cuisine, Jing Yaa Tang is known for its Peking duck and unlimited dim sum. The restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in 2019.
Contemporary vibes and fusion evolution, SUPERFLY serves up trendy Sichuan bites, Asian-influenced cocktails and craft beers on draft, courtesy of award-winning local brewery Great Leap.
Unwind along the Silk Road with a refreshing drink at UNION, which has an impressive menu of cocktails as well as non-alcoholic offerings such as a variety of teas.
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