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The striking emerald cube exterior at this Beijing luxury hotel Penthouse bedroom at Opposite House Beijing, one of the best Beijing luxury hotels
The atrium lobby features swirls and colours that assail the senses

Exuberant on the outside, the hotel is understated on the inside and is close to Beijing nightlife around Sanlitun
The Opposite House is among the best Beijing luxury hotels with a unique contemporary feel

SWIRE'S 99-room The Opposite House, is equal parts whimsy, modern art, and bold design statement. A brilliant contemporary confection by Japanese architect Kengu Kuma, the place does not pull any punches. Opened late 2008, it was ranked among the best Beijing luxury hotels in extra quick time. The hotel has personality. Lots of it. It is minimalist and chic, exuding a quiet opulence equally welcoming of executives on the go as of star-struck romantics who will marvel at the light, colour and modern Chinese art displays.

Exuberant emerald glass exteriors give way to uncluttered interiors with ample stretch space and the soothing golden hues of American oakwood. There are 90 studios, many averaging a more-than-roomy 70sq m and the smallest starting at 45sq m. Expect clean Zen lines, WiFi, simple electricals with just one uncomplicated do-all button switching on the lights, and more personalised service than you can shake a stick at.

Deep soaking bathtubs are constructed entirely of oak and the stone is all the way from Turkey. Yes, there's heating underfoot and rain showers. The eight suites and The Penthouse are even more spacious with subtle elements of Chinese decor.

One of the best Beijing luxury hotels in a contemporary mould, The Opposite House offers guests a unique sensory experience with intricate textures and an interplay of light is nowhere more evident than in the public areas and restaurants. Gourmets can pick from North Asian cuisine (Bei), Mediterranean (Sureño), or International (Village Cafe). After a massage, swim in a rather different stainless steel pool, try the gym, or unwind at contemporary chill-out bar, Mesh.

This Beijing hip hotel is conveniently placed within "The Village at Sanlitun" entertainment and shopping complex, close to the bars between the Second and Third Ring Roads offering easy access to the airport as well as the central business areas.

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