The Opposite House
Acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has turned multi-award-winning The Opposite House into a temple of design, both old and new. Outside, striking emerald glass celebrates traditional Chinese latticework. Inside, the soaring central atrium challenges traditional lobby expectations. Instead of the expected front desk, it features a ground floor contemporary art museum with work by Chinese artists and invites you to complete paperless check-in at your guestroom or suite, in cosmopolitan Village Café, or at Mesh bar. It is a clever touch that is typical of this Beijing landmark's innovative approach that is anything but typical.
- 99 minimalist loft-style guestrooms and suites feature tall ceilings, natural wood materials, deep-soaking tubs, iPads, and Egyption cotton linens
- Sip inventive cocktails like the Jing Negroni — gin, Aperol, and watermelon — while listening to chilled DJ sets at Mesh
- Dine at three gourmet restaurants with a blend of Mediterranean and Chinese fare
- Work out in a well-equipped fitness center, relax in the sauna, and swim in a dramatic 72 ft / 22 m stainless-steel pool with colored feature walls
- Arrange airport transfers and Beijing sightseeing trips in a luxury house car
- Explore a ground floor art museum of the best of contemporary Chinese sculpture
- Ask the Guest Experience Team about local shopping, entertainment, and dining recommendations and reservations, plus arranging services such as dry cleaning
Serenity and a calm ambiance flow through a hotel that blends the lines between historic and modern, with art and accommodations offering a truly luxurious and cultural experience. Breathtaking atria, dramatic mood lighting, and uncluttered lines create an inspiring escape in fast-paced Beijing.
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Wood, stone, and glass blend in harmony in The Opposite House’s 99 minimalist guestrooms and suites. The natural warmth of wood appears everywhere: floors, beds, desks, vanities and deep-soak bathtubs. Glass partitions and mirrored wardrobes create a sense of space, while stone, white, or wooden walls add refinement and simplicity. Egyptian linen, glass-walled rain forest showers, apothecary-style Appelles toiletries, and a complimentary mini bar of snacks, beers, and French press coffee add to the sense of luxury.
Guest services are exemplary, with entertainment, hotel information, and some services accessible from a pre-loaded iPad. The concierge team can arrange restaurant tables and event tickets, organize tours, or help with your pet, whether you need a walking service, grooming treatments, or special pet menus.
Dine on superb Asian cuisine at authentic Chinese restaurant Jing Yaa Tang and the vibrant international Village Café. Room service can deliver Chinese and Western dishes throughout the day, and Mesh offers a sophisticated spot for early evening cocktails and late-night entertainment. Room service is also available when you want to dine in privacy.
Jing Yaa Tang – Renowned restaurateur Alan Yau conceived The Opposite House's award-winning fine dining space as a celebration of Beijing roast duck. His take on the classic dish is essential, but the wider menu offers cuisine from across China, offering specialties such as Mandarin fish, abalone, and pan-fried goose. The sophisticated room features golden feature lighting and an impressive open kitchen with a roaring brick oven.
Village Café – Strong colors and touches of eclectic humor welcome you to Village Café, which specializes in Asian and international dishes. Travel the world in its beautifully presented smoothie bowls, salads, Waygu minute steaks, teriyaki chicken wings, and Korean burritos. The Village Big Brekky (Italian sausage, eggs, and tomatoes) is a perfect start to the day.
Mesh – Taking its name from the chain mail that is draped Bedouin-style across the ceiling, Mesh is an stylish cocktail bar that draws crowds with music from DJs until 1 a.m. Try a Hong Kong Highball, flavored with ginger, cassis, and pomegranate, and snack on a bar menu that includes charcuterie plates, beef sliders, and tempura prawns.
Enjoy the architecture of The Opposite House and the house art collection that is refreshed every quarter. Swim in the atmospheric indoor pool, relax in the steam room, or use the cardio equipment and free weights in the state-of-the-art fitness center. Sip your favorite cocktail and listen to music from popular DJs at Mesh, and dine on authentic Chinese cuisine.
Outside the hotel, step out into popular Sanlitun, an area known for its shopping and entertainment. The concierge team can arrange a Beijing street food tour, or a local-led exploration of Beijing's hutongs — historic narrow lanes that date back to the Ming and Qing dynasties. Both the Forbidden City and the impressive Summer Palace are within easy reach, as is 798 Art Zone, which has turned an abandoned factory complex into modern art studios and galleries.
The Opposite House
As the signature hotel in Taikoo Li Sanlitun, Beijing’s entertainment destination for shopping and dining, The Opposite House’s Sanlitun district location makes it the perfect choice for a central Beijing stay.
The Opposite House is 14 mi / 23 km from Beijing Capital International Airport.
The hotel can arrange for a private airport transfer.
Beijing Railway Station is 5 mi / 7.5 km away
The nearest subway station is Shichahai.