While in Beijing last week, I visited the new hotel (well, new-ish) Opposite House in Sanlitun.  I remember when Sanlitun was just an alley with cheesy bars.  Now there’s Sanlitun Village and Opposite House all developed by Swire and Sanlitun Soho, another high end condo and shops development across the street.  Sanlitun Village is replete with high end shopping and all sorts of dining options.  And Opposite House is a new 5 star boutique hotel designed by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.  It feels like an art museum housing works by the best and most of-the-moment Chinese artists, and the restaurants and bars Sureno, Bei, Punk, and Mesh feel like something you’d find in New York’s West Village.  Here are some photos I took while I was there.

The lobby atrium

The check-in area and lounge

Open bar area at Bei Restaurant

Part of the newest portion of Sanlitun Village housing such shops as Agnes B, Longchamp, Commes des Garcons, Miu Miu and Balenciaga