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Opposite House: Luxury, entertainment and dining in Beijing

February 26, 2013 - Travel Wire Asia

WANT to rub elbows with the beautiful people in Beijing? Then book yourself a night or three at The Opposite House, the luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Sanlitun. Flanked on either side by Sanlitun Village, known for its mix of international restaurants and nightlife, and the high-end shopping boutiques of the North Village, The Opposite House puts you right in the middle of it all in this fast-growing city.

Pic: Opposite House Penthouse

What makes it special?
The sleek building houses 98 studios and a two-floor penthouse suite. Luxury and refinement are the names of the game here, with a design that employs natural lighting, spa-style bathrooms, underfloor heating and clean, elegant interiors. The bright, airy rooms make a nice getaway for business travelers or those exploring Beijing at their leisure. Once you’ve spent five minutes walking Beijing’s bustling but gritty streets, you’ll know that “clean” isn’t really a word you’d associate with the city. But The Opposite House provides an inviting, immaculate place to enjoy Beijing while taking a break from the hustle and grime.

Pic: Opposite House

What to expect?
For a truly unique experience, choose The Opposite House’s penthouse suite, a beauty of a space that includes a terrace, kitchen, and a reflecting pool. If a penthouse stay seems a bit extravagant, the studio rooms still offer a unique, excellent place to rest awhile. Beds are fitted with sheets of 400 thread count Egyptian cotton, French press coffee, LCD TV, and a complimentary mini-bar and wifi access. All guests enjoy BanYanKaLa toiletries, which they can use in their rain shower and oak bathtubs.

Pic: Opposite House

When it comes to culinary indulgences and nightlife, The Opposite House has its guests covered. Though there is a plethora of restaurants in surrounding Sanlitun, including Indian, Spanish, intercontinental, Japanese, American and numerous other restaurants, there’s plenty to keep your taste buds busy right on the hotel grounds.

For fine Mediterranean food served in a warm and tony dining environment, samply the fare at Sureno. Despite being in the heart of a main ex-pat drag, you will of course want to sample more regional fare, which you can do at Bei. This restaurant focuses on Northern Asian cuisine, including flavors and dishes from Northern China, Japan and Korea.

If you’re looking for a more casual meal, take in one of the creative dishes at Village Café, where you enjoy the ambience of The Opposite House standards in a more toned-down atmosphere.

Pic: Opposite House

What is there to do?
Once you’ve satisfied those hunger pangs, why not go for a night on the town? You won’t have to go very far to get started, as The Opposite House’s Mesh lounge makes a good place to have a few drinks to kick off the evening. From there, you can wander to nearby Nali Patio, where rooftop bars such as Miga’s and Enoterra allow you to sip drinks while admiring a view of the Beijing skyline. And at the end of the night, you won’t have far to go when it’s time to stumble home.

The Opposite House also occasionally hosts art exhibitions, so a bit of culture, quality dining, and luxurious relaxation are never far away.

What’s the damage?
Rooms start from USD $300 per night. Great value for a place at the crossroads of the city’s luxury, culture, entertainment and dining.

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