Global Luxury & Character Hotels brand, Splendia knows that modern travellers want more than just a comfortable bed for the night; avoiding hotel chains, they’re looking for unique properties around the world where they can really experience the true character of a destination.
Beijing’s ‘hutong hotels’ are housed in traditional courtyard residences linked by small alleyways, typical to the historical districts of the city and an important part of Chinese culture. These beautiful old properties have been converted into luxurious hotels, retaining the oriental charm and details that are now a testament to China’s vivid past.
This type of property is in line with Splendia’s promise to offer customers a truly unique and memorable hotel stay. Thanks to a team of travel experts who relentlessly scour the globe for luxury hotels with something just a little bit different, Splendia prides itself on an unparalleled selection of carefully chosen Luxury & Character Hotels.
Here, Splendia (www.splendia.com) present three exquisite hutong hotels:
The first and arguably the best designer courtyard hotel in China, Duge Courtyard Boutique Hotel is part of what was once the residence of a noble family. The stunning hotel fuses traditional architecture with modern custom-made furniture and luxurious touches, while rooms face a tranquil inner courtyard; a sanctuary in bustling Beijing.
Double rooms from: €86
Bookings at: www.splendia.com/en/duge-courtyard-boutique-hotel-beijing.html
The Red Wall Garden Hotel revives memories of the emperor’s city whilst maintaining the traditional hutong residential atmosphere. The beautifully decorated hotel is spread out over three different buildings overlooking the old town. With its own gallery, as well as a restaurant, cafe, wine cellar and outdoor jacuzzi, it has all the amenities necessary for a luxurious hotel stay.
Double rooms from: €98
Bookings at: www.splendia.com/en/red-wall-garden-beijing.html
Centrally located in the protected old town of Beijing, Hotel Cote Cour is part of a hutong that was once the rehearsal area for royal musicians, dancers and actors in the Ming dynasty. As well as its 14 luxurious rooms, there is a chic lounge area with contemporary Chinese art and a rooftop terrace, where guests can relax and enjoy a drink in the sunshine.
Doubles rooms from: €119
Bookings at: www.splendia.com/en/hotel-cote-cour-beijing.html
Splendia (www.splendia.com) is a global luxury brand that provides exclusive rates and member benefits in a handpicked selection of Luxury & Character Hotels in over 130 countries worldwide. From the visually stunning website to truly memorable hotels, Splendia guarantees discerning travellers an unquestionable quality service and a unique customer experience at all times. Launched in 2004, Splendia has an expert team of 80 people based in offices on three continents and a collection of over 5,000 hotels across the world. Alven Capital, investor in Splendia since 2006, was joined by Crédit Agricole Private Equity in 2008 to support international development.