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For decades, hotels in China outside of Hong Kong could be rough going. Today, however, Beijing and Shanghai are home to some of the best hotels in China and secondary cities are seeing a boom in hotel growth as well. The Peninsula, which had been a reliable Beijing mainstay, raised the bar along with many other China hotels a decade ago. Its 2004 renovation brought some pizzazz to the 525 rooms, now outfitted with all the latest tech amenities. The Pudong Shangri-La exemplifies the energy of Shanghai today, with 952 rooms in the soaring modernist twin towers. It got the official seal of approval as one of Yin Mao's favorite hotels in China when he tied the knot here in 2007.  

Beyond the country's popular urban centers of Beijing and Shanghai, it's hard to keep up with the five-star hotels and resorts with hundreds of rooms as well as smaller more quirky properties that are opening. The 47-room Amanyfayun, near Hangzhou, is designed like a Chinese village surrounded by fields of tea.

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    Aman at Summer Palace

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    Amanresorts’ first foray into China is a cocoon of quiet sophistication near the heart of the frenzied capital. The 51 rooms and suites—housed in w... More
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    Hotelier Adrian Zecha has transforming an ancient tea-growing village 20 minutes from Hangzhou’s city center into one of Asia’s most unique retreat... More
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  • Andaz Shanghai

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  • Asia Hotel

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    It’s all about location at this five-star business hotel near the center of Beijing. The 19-floor business and meeting hotel has 293 guest rooms, 7... More
  • Bamboo Garden Hotel

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    The charming hotel is located in a small hutong near the Jiugulou subway stop. More
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    Banyan Tree Ringha

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    Guest quarters are decorated with vivid thangkas and woolen carpets in the rich rust and maroon hues that are a local trademark, and each has an op... More
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    Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund

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    If a visit to this megalopolis of 23 million feels overwhelming, then Banyan Tree’s first Shanghai property, located on the northern part of the ic... More
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    Banyan Tree, Hangzhou

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    In December 2009, Banyan Tree opened 72 waterfront suites and villas in the 2,800-acre Xixi National Wetland Park. All 72 spacious suites and villa... More
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    Banyan Tree, Lijiang

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    Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Venice of Asia for its centuries-old network of canals and bridges, sits in a forested nook of m... More
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    Banyan Tree, Sanya

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    The property boasts 61 villas lining the shore. More
  • Best Western Premier Red Forest Hotel

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    China World Hotel

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    Inspired by China’s imperial palaces (lacquered red pillars; gold bamboo panels; crystal chandeliers), with escalator access to one of the city’s m... More

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