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Another sky-high luxury hotel, The Ritz Carlton Pudong occupies the top 18 floors of the swanky IFC shopping mall. Guests taking the lift up to the... Read More

88 Xintiandi is an upscale option for the fashionista who wants to be right in the heart of Xintiandi, Shanghai’s high-end neighborhood that’s home to... Read More

Located just a few steps from the east gate of the Summer Palace, each property in the ultra-luxurious Aman resort is imbued with history. One guest... Read More

Hotelier Adrian Zecha has transforming an ancient tea-growing village 20 minutes from Hangzhou’s city center into one of Asia’s most unique... Read More

A contemporary hotel with a youthful feel in downtown Shanghai, it's a stone's throw away from the shopping mecca of Huaihai Road and the peaceful, yet... Read More

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,... Read More

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

When people think of romantic hotels, the Southeast Asian resort and spa chain Banyan Tree immediately comes to mind. Luckily for couples in Shanghai,... Read More

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 open... Read More

This hotel lies at the extreme northern section of the Bund and, as a result, it benefits from magnificent views that look straight down the Huangpu... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

The property boasts 61 villas lining the shore. Read More

This 19-room hotel is ideal for the nonconformist who wants cultural immersion into old China, but not without the modern comforts, high design, and... Read More

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

The chief attraction at China World Summit Wing are the sky-high views of downtown Beijing. Rooms start on the 80th floor of the China World Trade... Read More

One of the most aesthetically dramatic properties in China, the Commune by the Great Wall has lodgings created by some of Asia’s best contemporary... Read More

One of the most aesthetically dramatic properties in China, the Commune by the Great Wall has lodgings created by some of Asia’s best contemporary... Read More

Set on 21 floors of the Pacific Place Towers skyscraper, with larger-than-average guest rooms; downstairs is the posh Pacific Place Mall. Read More

Joining the Opposite House under the Swire Hotels umbrella, EAST Beijing caters to high-end business travelers with 369 well-connected rooms, a swanky... Read More

A short stroll from the Forbidden City, the Emperor is a contemporary homage to its 600-year-old neighbor. Designs on the suede walls and etched-glass... Read More

This Art Deco hotel once catered to the top of Shanghai's elite at the beginning of the last century. The building, which still hosts the legendary Jazz... Read More

Book one of the 2010-opened Gold Rooms, where bathrooms now have oversize bathtubs, heated floors, and over-the-top, 24-karat-gold rain showerheads. Read More

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

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... Read More

Just a block south of Nanjing Road in the heart of downtown, this 37-floor luxury tower sits snuggled among similarly soaring office buildings. Its... Read More

209-room Imperial-style hotel adjacent to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Read More

This enormous, curved glass tower just a stone’s throw from the shops of Wangfujing has a lot going for it: super-solicitous service; excellent in... Read More

Stunning views and sleek design; a favorite of business travelers to Hong Kong, as it’s connected to the convention center.  Read More

One of the world’s tallest hotels, this property (which occupies floors 53–87) also has a rooftop bar and an Art Deco–meets&ndash... Read More

At one time in the building's more than 80-year history, it was the tallest Art Deco building in the Southern part of the city, and a landmark in the... Read More

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

Marriott’s 658-room luxury property, which opened in January 2009 adjacent to the AsiaWorld-Expo, provides guests with an opulent overnight option... Read More

This happy little courtyard hotel charms guests the moment they walk through the traditional red-lacquered gate. Reception staffers are friendly and... Read More

Hidden down a quiet alleyway in the clubby Sanlitun neighborhood, the hotel mixes Hollywood glamour and Art Deco touches: in the 110 plum-hued rooms,... Read More

This modern hotel is the result of a successful hospitality experiment: Its staff members are all hotel management students hand-picked from the... Read More

Cascading rows of red lanterns are suspended from the facade of this skyscraper, forming an eye-catching sight among the run-down walkups of Wanchai.... Read More

Located at the southern end of the Huangpu River, this hotel benefits from fantastic views of the modern Lujiazui skyline, as well as downtown Shanghai.... Read More

The exterior of this Dongcheng neighborhood boutique has a lattice pattern. When lit up at night, it resembles a giant lantern, one of the traditional... Read More

In a city that prizes all things modern, Hullett House gives a nod to the past. At the tip of Kowloon's Tsim Sha Tsui district—not far from the high-end... Read More

Situated at the northern end of the Bund, directly on the banks of the Huangpu River, this hotel offers unique and unobstructed views of the historic... Read More

The infinity pool on the terrace of the new $12,468-a-night Presidential Suite at the InterContinental appears to share water with Victoria Harbour. (If... Read More

Housed in the former State Guest House of Shanghai, the hotel has embraced the rich heritage of the mansion and surrounding gardens—a luxury in downtown... Read More

One of four hotels attached to the posh Pacific Place shopping mall (on the edge of Central where it segues into Wan Chai), the soaring, 56-story... Read More

This boutique hotel is undoubtedly the "cool kid" of the Hong Kong hospitality industry. Founded by French design maestro Philippe Starck, it received a... Read More

Housed in a pair of blue-glass towers, the Shanghai JC Mandarin hotel is located in the Nanjing Road shopping district, just across the street from... Read More

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

JIA consists of fifty-two rooms, plus two 1,000-plus-square-foot penthouse suites, both specially designed for high-profile guests (with bodyguards in... Read More

If you’re looking for a spacious, clean room in the historic heart of the city, then Jin Jiang is an affordable option. What you’re paying for here is a... Read More

Located just off Huaihai Road, this historic hotel is perhaps best known as the site where former President Nixon and Zhou Enlai signed the Shanghai... Read More

A landmark building in the commercial center of Jing'An that makes up part of the Jing'An Kerry Center, this relatively new property embodies the spirit... Read More

One of Shanghai’s first ultrahigh hotels (it opened in 2003), the JW is still one of the city’s best-located properties. The 342-room hotel... Read More

Popular business hotel in Pacific Place with newly redone guest rooms and the largest-capacity ballroom in town.... Read More

This luxury business hotel in the Chaoyang district provides a center for work or play. Outside, the main entrance with a fountain sets a grand tone,... Read More

The Kerry's address in the heart of the Central Business District makes the hotel ideal for business travelers, but families will also find plenty to... Read More

A practical hotel with modern facilities as well as excellent options for dining, drinking, and entertainment for adults and children alike, it's also... Read More

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

Home to some of the largest hotel rooms in Hong Kong, this stylish sanctuary, just two minutes’ walk from Lan Kwai Fong (the city’s bustling... Read More

372 spacious, wood-accented rooms. Tech amenities include smart phones with free instant messaging and a lobby bar filled with Macs and PC's. Read More

Since it opened in March 2005, the glass-and-steel Langham Place, designed by the same team behind Tokyo's Roppongi Hills complex, has quietly become... Read More

Within a 10-minute walk of the People's Square, this Art Deco hotel originally opened in the central business district in 1934. Today, the white... Read More

With towering columns and arched windows, the striking facade of this hotel can be easily mistaken for the headquarters of a foreign embassy. The suites... Read More

Though the name sounds like something from a sci-fi movie, the Cyberport is a group of buildings in the Western District created to serve as a center... Read More

Just north of Sheung Wan, along the water, Italian mosaic tiles and custom-designed furniture by French interior designer Andrée Putman lend a... Read More

This hotel boasts a fantastic location, perched between shopping paradise, Nanjing Road, and the culturally significant People's Square. From its high... Read More

Hidden down a lane off of historic Huashan Road, Le Sun Chine is a boutique hotel housed in the former residence of a prestigious local family. The... Read More

Les Suites Orient is the more affordable option for an elegant stay on the Bund. Totally gorgeous and underrated, this Taiwanese hotel has only 168... Read More

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... Read More

Multiple buildings surround a quadrangle in this courtyard-style Dongcheng neighborhood hotel, which is down an ancient alley, or hutong. Buildings... Read More

Though perfectly decent on their own, the guest rooms are not the primary focus at the Madera Hotel. Fans of vintage style will be thrilled by the... Read More

Magnolia B&B is ideal for those seeking authenticity, charm and convenience. It occupies a 1927 lanehouse on Yanqing Road, which is bursting with... Read More

Formerly just "The Mandarin," this property—a decades-long favorite of visiting dignitaries like Margaret Thatcher and Henry Kissinger—started it all... Read More

The eagerly anticipated Mandarin Oriental, Beijing, in a dramatically angled tower within the Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren–designed CCTV complex,... Read More

A stem-to-stern renovation completed in 2006 (to the tune of $150 million) renewed the luster of this legendary property—a decades-long favorite of... Read More

A short distance away from the financial center of Lujiazui, the Mandarin Oriental is set along the banks of the Huangpu River, and is a preferred... Read More

  Hidden among the skyscrapers of Shanghai, you’ll find the Mansion Hotel, a handsome low-lying building in the city’s tony French ... Read More

More than just a place to rest your head, Mei Ho House is a rare glimpse into Hong Kong's grassroots lifestyle—right before its economic boom half a... Read More

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... Read More

Fresh from a $65 million makeover,this 492-room property has a sleek 18,000-square-foot spa and a restaurant by star Singaporean chef Justin Quek. Each... Read More

Stories abound about the origin of this castle-like building. Some say it was inspired by shipping mogul Eric Moller’s daughters dream, while... Read More

Just a two-hour’s drive from Shanghai, this deluxe eco-resort high in the bamboo hills of Moganshan is a favorite for couples wanting a romantic weekend... Read More

Located on Kowloon’s Golden Mile, a major shopping thoroughfare, this 15-story hotel is within a five-minute walk of the Jordan railway station,... Read More

A quiet B&B in a lane house in the French Concession. Read More

The capital’s boutique hotel scene gets a boost with the 99-room Opposite House, in the burgeoning Sanlitun area; it’s the first property... Read More

If "going out" takes up a big chunk of your Hong Kong itinerary, look no further than this trendy stay: Just a 2-minute walk from nightlife hub Lan Kwai... Read More

Seemingly suspended in the clouds, this hotel occupies the 79th to 93rd floors of the SWFC, otherwise know as the "Bottle Opener," an easily... Read More

Muted spa-like rooms (blond-wood furniture; white leather sofas) atop a 66-story skyscraper—the tallest on Chang’an Avenue.  ... Read More

This designer boutique hotel is a hidden gem that’s just a short walk away from Xintiandi. Large rooms overlooking historic Fuxing Park cost just a... Read More

The twin glass towers of this enormous 952-room hotel are a prominent feature of the Pudong riverfront skyline. The newer Grand Tower has the plushest... Read More

A 26-story property in the heart of China’s busiest metropolis doesn’t normally bring to mind tranquillity, but PuLi’s black tile... Read More

Quintet is a quaint guesthouse in an 1930s home in the French Concession. With only six rooms spaced out over three-stories, this B&B has a truly... Read More

Over-the-top opulence reigns at this vaunted, century-old hotel—which is, appropriately, closer than any other to Beijing’s singularly grand... Read More

Although it’s only a few hours from the city, this villa hotel near the Great Wall feels a world away. This peaceful eco-ranch in the Huairou... Read More

Located in the Dongsi historic district, this restored boutique hotel includes five rooms surrounding a small courtyard like a traditional siheyuan, a... Read More

Located in a historic hutong street, this new addition to Beijing's hotel scene fuses the modern with the traditional. The Red Wall Garden Hotel... Read More

All 1,171 guest rooms at this hotel, linked to the airport via pedestrian bridge, are comfortably appointed with down duvets, stylish décor, and... Read More

It’s almost impossible to actually walk anywhere in the frenetic Pudong neighborhood—but Ritz-Carlton’s second Shanghai property... Read More

The madness of Beijing is tamed by the serene Old-World comfort of this 17-story hotel in China Central Place, a coveted shopping and residential... Read More

This 1,600-foot-tall design juggernaut claimed the title of world's highest hotel when it opened on floors 102 to 118 of Kowloon's International... Read More

Welcome to the Hawaii of the South China Sea. The 450-room Ritz-Carlton is a standout among the growing number of resorts on Hainan, China’s only... Read More

The theme of Old Beijing runs through Rosewood Hotels and Resorts' first property in China. The 283 rooms and suites feature warm natural finishes,... Read More

Why It’s Unique: Built into a stand of tamarind trees, the “Big Beach in the Sky” treehouse sleeps four in rustic accommodations steps... Read More

Nestled in the Huangyankou Valley about an hour and a half north of Beijing, Shan Li Retreats consist of five converted farmhouses that invite... Read More

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

The 278-room property overlooks Xuanwu Lake. Read More

Opened in December 2010, this is among the first of a handful of new hotels that are upping the ante on luxury on Tibet's windswept plateau (Shangri-La... Read More

Beijing’s toniest hotel became even tonier in 2008, thanks to a $27 million refurbishment. Although the property had already cocooned guests in... Read More

328 rooms (which are some of the largest in the city) with Chinese art and ceramics; hotel butlers are trained as both city guides and translators. Read More

Designed in the shape of a rising sun, the newest Kempinski resort sits on the edge of Beijing's Yanqi Lake, within sight of the Mutianyu section of the... Read More

Swatch Art Peace Hotel is famous for long-term guests, international artists-in-residence who earn the opportunity to live and work in the hotel’s... Read More

The gorgeous sights at Tai O Village provide visitors with a glimpse into Hong Kong's past as a tiny fishing town. Formerly a police station built to... Read More

The Schoolhouse's sister establishment is a former tile factory converted into 25 unique guest rooms with views of the Great Wall. With a mission to... Read More

The first thing you'll notice upon entering the convex lobby of this 503-room structure is the view: Having built over the edge of the Kowloon... Read More

In the midst of a gut renovation helmed by renowned interior designer Joyce Wang, the new look of this centrally located hotel defines modern luxury.... Read More

If you like feeling as if you're royalty on vacation, The Langham is the palace you should call home. With nearly 10,000 square feet of average of suite... Read More

Italianate grandeur is the aesthetic of choice at this Kowloon property, set a few blocks away from the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront (with its Star Ferry... Read More

Sandwiched between the famed shopping street Huaihai Road, and the fashionable, pedestrianized Xintiandi entertainment area, this hotel blends old... Read More

Formerly the Regent Shanghai, the Longemont hotel rises 53 stories above the Changning district, just 10 minutes from the Bund. Inside, huge white... Read More

With its post-modern art displays and whimsical decor, the Luxe Manor appeals to those with larger-than-life personalities. The surrealist design of... Read More

Boutique-ish and quirky, this sliver of a building with just 64 rooms is tucked away down a dead-end back street in Tsim Sha Tsui East. Don’t let... Read More

Designed by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the Opposite House is Swire Hotels' flagship hotel in Beijing. Each of the 98 studio rooms and the... Read More

A Beijing gem, The Orchid is a boutique hotel hidden in the hutong alleyways of Gulou. Co-founded by a Tibetan and a Canadian, The Orchid is designed... Read More

Since 1928, this Hong Kong institution has defined the luxury hotel experience, and although certain kinds of travelers (especially lovers of sleek,... Read More

The Peninsula exudes old-world glamour with features like afternoon tea, tastefully-appointed rooms and suites, a luxurious spa that uses skincare... Read More

Since 1928, this Hong Kong institution has defined the luxury hotel experience, and it remains the picture of sophistication. Upon entering the lobby, a... Read More

The Peninsula’s flagship hotel in Mainland China is every bit as chic and glossy as you’d expect. Situated in a modern complex opposite Shanghai's... Read More

Fresh from a $40 million renovation, with Asian elements (such as cabinets inspired by Chinese medicine chests) and a great address. Read More

This boutique hotel radiates East-meets-West chicness in the most unpretentious way. While the exterior and lobby are decked in Western furnishings, the... Read More

This "urban retreat" aims to break the cookie cutter mold of luxury five star hotels. Right in the busting, downtown Jing'An commercial center, this... Read More

The Puli Hotel and Spa is a striking, modern “urban resort.” The serene, exclusive oasis feels hidden away from busy city life, despite its prime... Read More

A mile from Tiananmen Square, with 500 streamlined rooms, top service (waiters remember how you take your coffee), and an indoor pool.  ... Read More

Guests will get a taste of sleeping in the clouds at this five star hotel: Taking up the 102nd to 118th floors of the International Commerce Centre, it... Read More

One of the Ritz-Carlton’s new-look hotels, this funky, modern Financial Street outpost bears no traces of the chain’s signature country-estate grandeur.... Read More

A glamorous hotel situated in the Shanghai IFC complex in the heart of the city's financial center, Lujiazui. Offering spectacular views of the historic... Read More

Launched by an American and Chinese husband-and-wife team nearly 10 years ago, the Schoolhouse is named after the abandoned primary school that now... Read More

One of Beijing's swankiest addresses caters to guest's every need with a spa featuring natural hot springs, a beautiful garden, a Roman-style indoor... Read More

At The Temple House, the dichotomy of old and new is a running theme: the hotel is part of a modern mixed-use development, and its lobby occupies a Qing... Read More

More pied-à-terre than hotel, this contemporary 117-room property in a Central tower is all about subtle details. Although the look is minimalist, there... Read More

Located in the old docks area, this hotel was a warehouse before being renovated by Neri & Hu, a popular local architecture firm, who were keen to... Read More

Conveniently located between the Sanlitun and Liangmaqiao embassy district, the Westin Beijing Chaoyang features a spa, fitness room, an indoor heated... Read More

Perched between the Bund and People’s Square, this 570-room hotel attracts a mixed clientele of corporate high rollers, Asian celebs, and global leisure... Read More

On the outside, this hotel looks like your average industrial space. Easily missed by taxi drivers and even locals, this gem is perhaps the best kept... Read More

This historic Art Deco hotel, in the Former French Concession, has been restored to its original grandeur. The chic interiors echo the laid-back... Read More

More pied-à-terre than hotel, this contemporary-style 117-room property in a Central tower is all about subtle details. Although the look is... Read More

Hotel Shanghai’s premier environmentally friendly hotel boasts a low-carbon footprint and high design. UBRN’s 26 eco-chic guest rooms are minimal yet... Read More

This hotel in downtown Jing'An focuses its energy on sustainability, claiming to be China's first carbon neutral hotel. The small boutique property,... Read More

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... Read More

The historical setting and old-world glamour of the Waldorf Astoria on the Bund make for an incredibly romantic experience. Couples eager to splash out... Read More

The hotel, resplendent in an iconic heritage building along Shanghai's famous waterfront, the Bund Promenade, once housed The Shanghai Club, the premier... Read More

Shanghai hotels tend toward the vertical and voluptuous, but one look at this austere lobby—exposed brick walls; steel beams; stone floors&mdash... Read More

Three-year-old hotel with a soaring lobby atrium, 20 minutes by car from the airport—closer than most. Read More

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... Read More

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