Beijing’s Opposite House Luxury Hotel Brings Top-End Accommodations To New Sanlitun Village Development
Over the last few years, fevered demolition and construction has transformed Beijing’s popular Sanlitun bar district, home to dozens of restaurants, bars, and shops. Where the area once served as a magnet for locals and foreigners looking for cheap drinks and bootleg DVDs, the new “Village at Sanlitun” complex — which includes a new mall and several high-end restaurants and stores — has given Sanlitun a fresh look and international cosmopolitan appeal. Recently, the area’s newest boutique luxury hotel, the Opposite House, has garnered rave reviews in the press, both for its bold exterior and interior design as well as its near-perfection — something that James Fallows notes is hard to find in Chinese hotels, many of which focus more on projecting a modern and impressive image than putting attention to detail.
As Fallows writes, The Opposite House is a huge step in the right direction for Chinese hoteliers: