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Amanfayun, Hangzhou, China

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While we were swooning over Aman at Summer Palace, in Beijing, last year, hotelier Adrian Zecha was busy outdoing himself again, this time by transforming an ancient tea-growing village 20 minutes from Hangzhou’s city center into one of Asia’s most unique retreats. Designer Jaya Ibrahim used a light hand with the 42 villa suites: traditional brick-and-timber courtyard dwellings decorated with unvarnished elm furniture, lattice screens, and delicate rice-paper lanterns. Doubles from $580.

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Amanfayun, Hangzhou, China

While we were swooning over Aman at Summer Palace, in Beijing, last year, hotelier Adrian Zecha was busy outdoing himself again, this time by transforming an ancient tea-growing village 20 minutes from Hangzhou’s city center into one of Asia’s most unique retreats. Designer Jaya Ibrahim used a light hand with the 42 villa suites: traditional brick-and-timber courtyard dwellings decorated with unvarnished elm furniture, lattice screens, and delicate rice-paper lanterns. Doubles from $580.

Courtesy of Amanfayun

It List: 45 Best New Hotels of 2010

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