The “art hotel” is fast becoming a bandiedabout term but here’s a property where the notion is taken seriously and thoroughly. The new 283-room Rosewood Beijing has a tangible residential atmosphere and the feel is almost of a (high-rise) mansion filled with precious works. Established and emerging Chinese painters, sculptors and mixed-media creators are featured but none as comprehensively as the multi-talented Li Yongfei (pictured). This young painter, poet and calligrapher tells me that the hotel feels “like a gallery” for his work. He is a graduate of Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts and works with traditional and contemporary forms, including striking and stylised head and shoulders portraits with a touch of Warhol and Beardsley influences. As a counterpoint to these fashionable portraits (many have upper bodies tattooed with patterns, such as flames and dragons, that “reveal” the subject’s personality), Li’s showcase work at Rosewood Beijing is an assembly of scrolls in the function centre foyer. Each is 35m long, featuring fantastic landscapes populated with winged beasts, plump birds with human masks and all manner of intriguing creatures. Collectors and connoisseurs, take note — Li Yongfei is on the British Museum’s radar. More: rosewoodhotels.com.