The Opposite House Beijing

A mod Beijing hot spot
Fans of contemporary design will want to book their Beijing hotel reservations at this ultra mod Chaoyang hotel. Built during the crush of development surrounding the 2008 summer Olympics, Opposite House is just one example of the cutting edge architecture for which Beijing has since become known.

This is a place that’s still a spot for Beijingers to see and be seen; the lobby is nicknamed the “living room” and stocked with sets of low-lying white couches for sipping a glass of wine and enjoying the contemporary art that fills the space.

Inside the guest rooms, you’ll find slate-clad walls with more low-slung furnishings, along with some of the city’s most striking baths. Anchored by wood-clad Japanese-style furos (or deep soaking tubs), they include floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city, and powerful built-in rain showers you’ll want to linger under.

Should you decide to leave your room, you can choose from three onsite restaurants that serve everything from Mediterranean dishes to craft cocktails and small plates.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Bathing is a luxurious experience at this Beijing hotel. Embedded in the ceiling of the shower is a powerful square-shaped dispenser of water that puts any other rain showerhead to shame.
  • This heated pool is surrounded by a metal backdrop and features glowing lights that hang down from the ceiling making for a stunning locale to practice your backstroke.
  • With fresh, seasonal dishes that perfectly blend Eastern and Western flavors, the Village Café has a bright and funky décor that makes it a great spot for a quick breakfast or an afternoon bite.
  • The lobby is a showcase of works by Chinese artists featuring contemporary works alongside ancient Chinese-influenced textiles, a statue of Buddha and porcelain pieces.
  • Located in the heart of Sanlitun, the Beijing  hotel is steps away from high-end shopping in the Village and a five-minute walk to Yashow Market, similar to the Silk Market, where you can haggle and bargain your way buying goods.
Things to Know
  • Laptops, iPads and iPhones can easily be hooked up to the Internet with the complimentary Wi-Fi found throughout the Four-Star hotel.
  • If you’re someone who always needs to have a water bottle on hand or snacks, then The Opposite House is the place for you. The complimentary mini-bar is refreshed daily but it can also be stocked as needed and with your favorite items.
  • The hotel has a fantastic Bose DVD system and surround sound, which is great for playing your favorite movies or choosing from some of the CDs and playlists the hotel has provided for you.
The Rooms
  • The guest rooms at The Opposite House Beijing blend modernism with minimalist design and achieve a result that is calming and bright.
  • Most rooms at the contemporary hotel are studios and set up as large open spaces that are cleverly partitioned with glass walls and sheer curtains with floor-to-ceiling windows and wooden finishes throughout the room.
  • A high wooden bar serves as a dining table for six, a wooden bathtub, and wooden floors and walls makes the room approachable and avoids the cold aesthetic associated with a lot of modern design.
  • The one design element that’s not wood is a gray slate accent wall — the texture and color adds a grounding and earthy feel and helps it become the haven of relaxation.
The Look
  • The design style of The Opposite House Beijing is modern and contemporary, but it also contrasts that newness with a sense of tradition and history.
  • The structure itself is made of green glass that Japanese designer Kengo Kuma intended to create a sense of calm for the guests both inside and out.
  • These large windows give the wooden rooms tons of light and a sense of expansion and relaxation with the natural tones and gray slate walls.
  • The artwork around the hotel lobby is a mix of old and new Chinese art that give the Beijing hotel a sense of place and combines the ancient history of China with the modern and contemporary style of the property.
House car
Indoor pool
Pet friendly
Getting There
11 Sanlitun Road, Beijing, China 100027
PEK (24 min)  
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