Bou­tique ho­tels around Shang­hai

China Daily (Canada) - - SHANGHAI -

De­spite the scores of new lux­ury five-star ho­tels be­ing opened by ma­jor hos­pi­tal­ity con­glom­er­ates along the Yangtze River Delta ev­ery year, there is still a hand­ful of bou­tique busi­nesses that have man­aged to thrive, thanks to their unique brand­ing and fo­cus on ex­clu­siv­ity. Here are three of the most prom­i­nent ones.

Opened in 2010, this 42-room lux­ury re­sort used to be the largest Aman re­sort in China. The ho­tel, which fea­tures a stylishly quaint de­sign, is si­t­u­ated 20 min­utes away from West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhe­jiang prov­ince and is a cul­tural her­itage project that saw an an­cient vil­lage dat­ing back to the 18th cen­tury re­mod­eled into what it is to­day. The Aman Fayun Hangzhou shares the same par­ent com­pany as Qin’s Ahn Luh Re­sorts.

Nes­tled amidst hill­side tea plan­ta­tions, this re­sort is de­signed by one of the world’s most sought-af­ter de­sign­ers, Jean-Michel Gathy, whose works in­clude the Che­val Blanc in France. His lat­est work along the Fuchun River in Hangzhou is dubbed as his first con­tem­po­rary project in China that in­ter­prets east China’s unique ar­chi­tec­tural style.

Founded by a South African en­tre­pre­neur in China, Naked Re­treats has since its es­tab­lish­ment be­come a pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tion for peo­ple look­ing to es­cape the sum­mer heat. Lo­cated a two-hour drive from Shang­hai, it is well-known for its eco-friendly ap­proach. An­other wing of the re­sort, called Naked Sta­bles, was the first project in China to be awarded the LEED plat­inum cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

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