China's Most Romantic Hotels: The Opposite House, Beijing

Culture | by Stephan Larose
Posted: May 6th, 2011 | Updated: July 25th, 2012 | Comments
[showtime] Trying to find China's most sensuous suite can be quite the challenge. With our China's sexiest stays: China's top 10 romantic hotels piece we gave you an idea of what romantic retreats China has to offer. It's a good place to start, but to be sure you're booking the right room for a weekend of love, your knowledge of each hotel's offerings must be more intimate. To that end we've asked each hotel to tell us more about themselves, giving you the info you need to make sure your seductive sojourn goes just as planned.... Here we take a look at Beijing, an escape in the heart of bustling Beijing blending traditional elements with modern style and comfort. What are the most romantic aspects of the Opposite House, Beijing? The Opposite House: The entire stay is a unique and personal experience. It's just like staying at a friend's home, with a warm welcome, convenience, absolutely no fuss and stunningly simple contemporary design for couples. We have an art piece in the Living Room called "Beijing Memory 1" and "Beijing Memory 2" by Li Xiaofeng. He made the 'wearable art' with shattered antique blue and white Ming and Qing dynasty porcelain, and sewed them into clothing. It's like a lovely couple living in the house. What spa treatments would the hotel recommend to couples? The Opposite House: We offer all different kinds of body massage and facials. We recommend couples to have in-room spa treatments in our spa-inspired bathroom. It's more relaxed, romantic and intimate. What is the most romantic room in the hotel? The Opposite House: Room 620 offers a corner view of the embassy area and it's rare to see Beijing this green—almost like the Central Park View from the Time Warner Building. Where is the most romantic place to dine in the hotel? The Opposite House: Both Sureno and Bei are very romantic places to dine. Sureno is the Mediterranean restaurant located on the lower ground level of The Opposite House. The warm interiors boast an open kitchen and a wood-fired oven that evoke the casual style of the Mediterranean, where couples can also watch the live action while they dine. Bei features contemporary Asian food, inspired by the cuisines of Northern China, Japan and Korea. Dishes draw from traditional flavors with influences from modern advances in cuisine and are composed of natural ingredients sourced locally and from abroad. This marriage aspires to maintain a delicate balance of flavor and texture while creating a new dining experience. We have three private dining rooms and one semi-private room with four tables for couples to dine. What romantic things are there to do in the hotel’s vicinity? The Opposite House: Sanlitun Village comprises two sites on the north and south to us, and our hotel. Built around the bustling hutong of Sanlitun, taking inspiration from the courtyards and alleyways of Beijing’s past and mixing it with its more worldly cosmopolitan present, the development includes over 200 shops, plus cafes, restaurants and bars, and eight-screen MEGABOX cinema, a unique cultural entertainment space. Sanlitun area is filled with vibrant watering holes and street carts serving local snacks. It also has a great mix of trendy shops and local residents, which best represents the ever-changing cityscape of Beijing. Couples can also go to 798 art district for a romantic art tour. Browse more of China's top 10 most romantic hotels.

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