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Taikoo Li Sanlitun North, 11 Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang, Beijing, China
The Opposite House feels like the future; a concept somewhere between art installation, Hollywood depiction of heaven, and the dream of digital. It might not even be a hotel. It looks like it was built in Minecraft—its six stories clad in giant green glass pixels. Yet this remarkable work by Japanese architect/design-genius Kengo Kuma remains the most playful, joyful, and maybe even romantic place to stay in all of Beijing.
Step into a room, and you are instantly transported to a happy place. The limestone walls, aromatic oak floors, under-floor heating, and gauzy curtains offer warmth and welcome. Most things you see are white and fluffy: the king size bed, pillow piles, luxurious linens. Be soothed by the straight lines, the oak soaking tub, the reflecting pools. Heck, even the minibar is complimentary.
There are many bars and restaurants in the bustling area around The Opposite House, but the hotel has destination eateries of its own, notably Michelin-starred Jing Yaa Tang—the spot for Beijing's famous Peking Duck. It’s hard to imagine ever leaving, and maybe that’s the idea.