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.