Hotels in China

Set along the dramatic limestone peaks of Guilin within a contemporary sculpture park, the recently revamped, 46-room hotel resembles a grass-covered pyramid.

Brand new in 2005, this 399-room waterfront property has a gargantuan, decadent spa (try a Chinese Wellness Ritual, which begins with a tea ceremony and includes a scrub and a massage), and spacious rooms and suites (the smallest of which are about 500 square feet).

W Hotels’ first Chinese outpost is in Hong Kong’s booming West Kowloon district, and many of its 393 rooms have enviable views of the skyline. Guests have access to a 24-hour concierge, an indispensable resource in Hong Kong.

The JIA Hong Kong, located in the Causeway Bay shopping district, is the first boutique hotel in Asia designed by French designer Philippe Starck.

In the iconic Shanghai neighborhood known as the Bund, Les Suites Orient is a minimalist escape—a hotel that’s both smaller in scale (just 125 rooms and 43 suites) and infinitely more understated than its flashy neighbors. The result: a seemingly insulated respite from the Bund’s vibrant hustle.

In the open three-story lobby, a set of gold escalators flanked by enormous white columns lead up to the reception desk at this hotel, one of multiple Metropark hotels across Hong Kong.

The first boutique hotel in Beijing's edgy 798 Art District, an enclave of galleries in former factory buildings. Work by notable locals such as photographer Chi Peng is on view in the 30 gray-walled guest rooms.

24-story building on well-manicured grounds. The Chi spa offers treatments from Thailand, Tibet, and China.

688-room hotel on Kowloon's Tsim Sha Tsui East waterfront, with floor-to-ceiling bay windows in every room.

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The 78 guest rooms overlook the historic West Lake and feature hand-painted silk panels and such high-tech touches as plasma TV's.

The twin glass towers of this enormous 952-room hotel are a prominent feature of the Pudong riverfront skyline.

Formerly Sofitel Shanghai Jin Jiang Oriental

Business amenities and 445 simple rooms, next to the New International Expo Centre.