The Opposite House
The Opposite House, as is suggested by its name, is a place of contrast- juxtaposing the influence of Chinese traditional culture with a flair for modern experimentalism. Constructed from shimmering panes of emerald glass and housing a contemporary art gallery throughout the extent of its ground floor, The Opposite House makes an impressive architectural statement whilst simultaneously offering its guests every conceivable luxury. The hotel is located in the vibrant cosmopolitan community of Taikoo Li Sanlitun, whose state-of-the-art buildings serve as a centre in which fashion mixes freely with dining, artistry and entertainment. Every aspect of The Opposite House has been designed to facilitate comfort and privacy, and to provide an urban living experience that is refreshingly out of the ordinary.
- Treat your taste buds to the exquisite Beijing duck served at the hotel’s Jing Yaa Tang restaurant
- Marvel at the futuristic design of the hotel’s stainless steel swimming pool
- Explore the designer boutiques of Taikoo Li Sanlitun, a veritable shopaholic’s paradise
- Pay homage to Beijing’s past on a guided tour through the city’s historic hutongs
How to get there
The hotel is about 21km from the airport, covered in about 30 minutes in a car. Beijing International Airport serves both international and domestic flights.
Best time to go
Generally speaking, the best months to visit China are in the spring or autumn months of April, May, September and October as temperatures are warm and it is fairly dry.
The unique design of The Opposite House makes this hotel something of a chameleon- able to perfectly reflect Beijing’s vibrant urban atmosphere from the outside, whilst also acting as an oasis of peace and privacy on the inside. Offering an excess of both style and luxury, The Opposite House is an excellent choice for those travellers with a healthy appreciation of all things modern.
Best Room/Top Tips
During the warmer months, those rooms that offer a private balcony are an excellent choice as the outside area is a great place to spend a lazy afternoon. Studios on the higher floors also offer increased quietude, and better views out over the city.
- Swimming pool
- Steam room
- Art gallery
- Event and conference facilities
- Cultural tours
- Choice of restaurants
At this Mediterranean-inspired venue, fine food and vibrant surroundings are the order of the day. Here, the authenticity of the restaurant’s traditional wood-fired oven is complimented by an impressive wine list, and gourmet meals are prepared using only the freshest ingredients from around the world.
Perfect both for relaxing and socialising, this contemporary city bar offers an eclectic menu, as well as an extensive wine list and a range of highly original cocktails. The venue’s relaxed vibe is reflected in its chilled music and soft lighting, making it the ideal place to unwind after a busy day exploring the city.
This spacious restaurant offers all-day dining in an attractive, naturally-lit setting. Here, the menu features international favourites delivered with an excitingly modern twist, whilst the ambience is both convivial and informal.
Jing Yaa Tang
Only recently opened, Jing Yaa Tang focuses on favourite Chinese dishes from around the country. The restaurant’s specialty is Beijing’s traditional roast duck, simply prepared and expertly executed using only the very best locally-sourced ingredients.
The Opposite House offers 98 studio bedrooms and a stunning penthouse on two floors. Striking open designs, high ceilings and plentiful natural light are common features of all rooms, whilst underfloor heating provides added warmth and comfort during the winter months. All of The Opposite House studios incorporate spa-inspired bathrooms complete with a rain shower and deep-soaking oak bathtub; whilst other amenities include Egyptian cotton bed linen, exclusive Ba Yan Ka La toiletries, an LCD television, a complimentary mini-bar and wifi, and atmospheric mood lighting.
Covering 45 square metres of space, these beautiful rooms include a living area complete with a sofa and writing desk in addition to the amenities shared by all studios at The Opposite House.
Incorporating 70 square metres of space, these decadent rooms offer the added drama of floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as a daybed on which to relax in absolute comfort and privacy.
All of these studios feature 95 square metres of living space, as well as a private dining area and a Nespresso coffee machine. Two of them also include their own private balcony, overlooking spectacular views of the surrounding city.
The largest of all the studios, these two rooms boast ample living and sleeping spaces, as well as a private dining area for four. One of these suites includes a private balcony and daybed; whilst the other features its own private jacuzzi.
Spread over two floors, the penthouse incorporates almost 200 square metres of space in addition to its own private roof terrace. The indoor and outdoor areas are connected by a shallow reflecting pool, whilst the wood-and-bamboo decor lends the penthouse a wonderful sense of serenity. The penthouse also features its own kitchen facilities.
- Cultural tours
Families are more than welcome at The Opposite House, where the larger accommodation options provide ample space for all.