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By Shimron Singh | July 5th, 2023

China is a country that boasts an abundance of natural beauty, rich history, and cultural heritage. What better way to experience all of this than by staying in a unique and luxurious hotel that seamlessly blends modern luxury with traditional Chinese culture and natural wonders? In this roundup, we’ll take you on a journey to some of China’s most awe-inspiring hotels, each offering an unforgettable experience that will leave you in awe. Whether you’re looking for a serene sanctuary nestled in a forest of camphor trees or a revolutionary hotel with a stunning, ring-shaped design over the waters of Tai Lake, we’ve got you covered. Get ready to be inspired by the most unique and luxurious hotels that China has to offer.

The Ritz Carlton Rissai Valley | Jiuzhaigou

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Secluded in the Rissai Valley, the Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Jiuzhaigou offers a unique hotel experience in China. Designed by WATG, the building seamlessly blends into the surrounding environment, with a strong local connection evident in everything from the materials to the antiques. At Rissai Valley, nature is more than just a setting. Visitors can indulge in well-being rituals inspired by the six wonders of Jiuzhaigou, dine on elegant dishes showcasing Sichuan, Tibetan, and Cantonese cuisines, and even host a wedding or corporate gathering surrounded by a 180,000-acre nature reserve. The Ritz-Carlton Reserve is the perfect place to connect with culture and nature.

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Zhongcha Valley, Zhangzha Town, Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan, China, 623402


Commune By The Great Wall | Beijing

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Get ready to immerse yourself in nature where modern and ancient wonders meet at Commune by the Great Wall in the peaceful Shuiguan Mountains. This unique hotel was originally conceived as a private collection of contemporary architecture and boasts 36 villas designed by 12 Asian architects. Stay in the Japanese-inspired comfort of Bamboo Wall or the bright spaciousness of Shared House, all with sweeping mountain views. Kids can have hours of fun in the colorful Kids Commune, while adults can explore the untouched and crowd-free Great Wall. Dine on authentic northern Chinese cuisine at Commune Kitchen and relax in stylish suites crafted for maximum comfort.

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The Great Wall Exit No.53, Beijing, China, 102102


Ahn Luh Zhujiajiao | Zhujiajiao

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Step back in time at Ahn Luh Zhujiajiao, a luxurious hotel housed in a beautifully restored 600-year-old courthouse from the Ming Dynasty. The lobby alone will transport you to another era, setting the tone for a truly indulgent stay in one of the 35 new luxurious villas, each with its own private garden and modern interiors loosely inspired by the style of old Chinese mansions. Take a leisurely gondola ride through the canals of Zhujiajiao, an ancient water town dating back 1700 years, just a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Or, if you crave the bustle of downtown Shanghai, Ahn Luh’s butlers can arrange private transport for you.

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InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland | Shanghai

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Are you ready for an adventurous and luxurious experience in Shanghai? Then look no further than the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland in Songjiang. This awe-inspiring hotel sits at 88 meters closer to the heart of the earth and features the world’s only rock-climbing wall below the horizon. Guests can enjoy elegantly furnished and spacious guest rooms equipped with the latest technology. Indulge in culinary delights at each restaurant and lounge, such as the thematically unique Cai Feng Lou Chinese Restaurant, the specialty seafood venue Mr. Fisher, and the upscale buffet experience at Commune.

Oh, did we also mention that there are underwater rooms too?

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Chen Hua Road No. 5888, Songjiang District Shanghai 201619


The Castle Hotel, Dalian | Dalian

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Nestled in the scenic Lotus Mountain with stunning views of Xinghai Bay and the Yellow Sea, The Castle Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dalian is the perfect destination for a luxurious escape in China. The Bavarian castle facade and luxury amenities, including a tranquil spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, and a sparkling indoor pool, add to the grandeur of the location. Discover Chinese history and natural marvels nearby or indulge in their signature restaurant, Collections, offering an extensive global menu with ocean and mountain views. Live out your royalty dreams here.

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No. 600 Binhai West Road, Shahekou District, Dalian, Liaoning, China, 116023


Hotel Éclat | Beijing

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For a luxurious stay in Beijing, Hotel Éclat Beijing is a must-visit. This 5-star art boutique hotel is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and boasts a prime location in the heart of the city’s downtown Central Business District. The hotel offers guests a unique experience by combining museum-quality art with stylish accommodation. With over 100 luxurious rooms, including 20 individually-styled suites, guests can enjoy their very own private indoor sky terrace and lagoon. The hotel’s signature ‘éclat essentials’ further enhance the chic Beijing hotel experience, bringing contemporary luxury and art together in one stunning location.

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No. 9, DongDaQiao Road, Chaoyang Dist., Beijing 100020


Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort | Huzhou

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Escape to Sheraton Huzhou Taihu Lake Hot Spring Resort & Spa for a unique vacation experience in China’s Zhejiang Province. This revolutionary hotel boasts a stunning, ring-shaped, 27-story design over the waters of Tai Lake. Relax and unwind with premium amenities, including an infinity pool, private beach, and day spa. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails and delicious meals with beautiful water views at one of the hotel’s waterfront restaurants. Indulge in authentic Cantonese cuisine at Yue, the hotel’s signature Chinese restaurant, or savor Pan Asian cuisine and stunning views at Starlight Kaiseki Chuan.

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No. 5858 Taihu Road, Huzhou, Zhejiang, China, 313000


Amanyangyun | Shanghai

Discover the ultimate retreat at Amanyangyun, a serene sanctuary nestled in a forest of camphor trees beside a tranquil lake on the outskirts of Shanghai. Sensitively restored Antique Ming and Qing villas and contemporary suites offer an intimate village feel, perfect for a peaceful city escape. Indulge in exquisite cuisine, personalized menus, and exclusive private events at the resort’s various dining venues, including Lazhu and Arva, and unwind in the ultra-modern Aman Spa’s unrivaled facilities for a truly rejuvenating experience. The resort’s vast exteriors and lavish gardens provide a rare oasis in this iconic metropolis city, making Amanyangyun the ultimate destination for a refreshing getaway.

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6161 Yuanjiang Road, Minhang Qu 201111 Shanghai