A striking place of dramatic contrasts and evocative art, The Opposite House invites you to explore deeper. Designed by architect Kengo Kuma to blend bold modern sensibilities with Chinese traditions, our House in Taikoo Li Sanlitun is as much a destination for art lovers as it is for travellers.
Welcome to our House of Art. The Opposite House’s masterful design and curated collection of permanent and rotating artworks invite you to explore ideas of individuality, place and the interplay of modern and traditional influences.
Elegant craftsmanship. Clean lines and contemporary silhouettes. Seamless flowing spaces flooded with natural light. Celebrated Japanese architect Kengo Kuma blends his minimalist aesthetic with traditional Chinese influences to evoke a sense of tranquillity in The Opposite House.
Sustainability starts with our people. Each and every one of us goes to extraordinary lengths to minimise our carbon footprint while crafting more eco-friendly experiences for you.
In celebration and the refreshing of the hotel lobby in 2019, Kengo Kuma has designed a huge soft glowing “Origami” in the central Atrium as a reception wall. This object of light becomes a new landmark for the hotel guests and illuminates the entire atrium space used for art exhibitions and events.
Based on a lightweight suspension structure made of acrylic plates and metal frames to maximize the light transmission, Kengo Kuma applied a translucent synthetic textile with hand-paper-like texture called Tyvek, and created a screen of light with organic texture and shades.
Eco-Friendly by Design
One of Beijing’s first environmentally conscious buildings, The Opposite House takes advantage of natural light and features locally sourced reclaimed materials throughout, such as the hardwood floors. Check-in and check-out is purposefully paperless and we hope you’ll explore the city using our custom bamboo bicycles.
Making Responsible Choices
We are always seeking out new ways to recycle and minimise waste. Our team has shifted to using more biodegradable materials for items such as garbage bags, while all leftover soaps are donated to Soap Cycling, an organisation which works with WASH charities across Asia to recycle and redistribute soap to underprivileged communities who need it most.
The Penthouse blends minimalist style with sumptuous comfort over two expansive floors and a large rooftop terrace.
Shallow reflecting pools connect the indoor and outdoor spaces and natural light flows seamlessly through the living, dining and bedroom areas. You’ll find the perfect settting for relaxing or entertaining in this serene oasis of wood, stone and glass.
In Suite 115’s bright and spacious open-plan layout, you’ll feel a deep sense of zen. The generous living, dining and bedroom areas are outfitted in the understated style of an artist’s designer loft, with plush daybeds and a private balcony or personal Jacuzzi.
Architect Kengo Kuma’s contemporary design comes to life in Suite 95. Sleek lines and earthy tones create a serene oasis high above Beijing. This chic abode has a cosy dining area, our signature timber furnishings and plenty of sunlight. Two of the suites come with a private balcony and daybed for elevated lounging.
CULINARY JOURNEYS & MODERN MIXOLOGY
In our House of Art, every restaurant and bar is thematically connected. Explore them and experience different perspectives on culture, cuisine and craft.
Jing Yaa Tang
Jing Yaa Tang showcases the country’s distinctive regional cuisines in a striking theatrical setting. Part chef and part poet, Chef Li Dong’s mastery of Peking Duck and reimagined classics have received Michelin-star recognition.
You’ll find thought-provoking menus and seasonal specialities, inspired by traditional Chinese cooking and the local ingredients Chef Li discovers on his travels throughout the provinces.
UNION is a sophisticated modern-day salon and cocktail bar. Influenced by potter Lucie Rie’s modernist studio, the interior is defined by its simple clean shapes and play on textures.
The daring cocktail list and small plates spark conversations with reimagined classics and Silk Road-inspired concoctions designed for the truly curious at heart.
Frasca is a casual Italian eatery with an inviting dining room and terrace. Named after the symbolic branches used to welcome passers-by in Northeast Italy, it pays homage to authentic regional cooking rooted in traditional family recipes.
Frasca’s cooking style reflects its Italian heritage, passion for wholesome ingredients, time-honoured techniques and heart-warming dishes.
Get your taste buds ready. SUPERFLY is a Sichuan-inspired gastro-bar reinventing classic Sichuan comfort foods and childhood favourites.
Its retro-casual setting celebrates the culture of the everyday, with upbeat playlists, urban street influences and an electric ambiance. This hip hangout serves unpretentious dishes, bold flavours and drinks with a surprising twist.
WELLNESS AT OUR HOUSE
Dramatic lighting and a cinematic backdrop set the scene at our urban wellness space. Work out at our sleek modern gym, dive into a starlit indoor pool and rejuvenate with morning yoga and in-room massages.
Yoga by the Pool
Discover your best self at our poolside zen sessions every Sunday morning from 10-11am. Escape the stress of day-to-day life through the power and practice of Vinyasa Flow yoga and recharge in a sensual and starlit setting.
Sometimes you just need a bit of self-care. Relax in the comfort of your room with a revitalising aromatherapy massage that soothes, relieves stress and helps improve sleep and well-being. Our experienced therapists use natural essential oils and traditional massage practices.
A design-driven events destination in the centre of fashionable Taikoo Li Sanlitun. Art and culture come together to set an inspiring scene for parties, pop-ups and exhibitions.
Our House is the perfect canvas for your fairy-tale wedding. Traditional or modern, Chinese or Western, a grand gala or family gathering – whatever you choose, we can help craft your dream wedding for you and your partner in our intimate and visually spectacular spaces.
Our dedicated team will help bring your love story to life. We believe in adding that personal touch and expertise to the planning of the big day.
From the ceremony itself to what’s on the menu and who sits where, we’ll be looking after the details so you can enjoy the moment. Begin your journey together at our House.
Chic rooftop terrace and entertaining venue. Set across two spacious floors with a chic rooftop terrace, The Penthouse is a stunning entertaining venue. Sleek contemporary design, city views and bespoke menus set the mood.
There’s space for everything from spectacular dinners and corporate retreats to summer soirees and wedding receptions.
HOUSES HAVE SECRETS TO DISCOVER
The Opposite House offers endless possibilities for discovery. We have a lively art and culture programme and the city’s most exciting shopping, food and drink scene are on our doorstep in Sanlitun.
Four Houses. Four Unique. Art Experiences.
Our inaugural art programme ‘Encounter Across Cultures: Seeds of Life’ explores the interconnectedness of local and global cultures through art. Each House’s sense of place and individuality is brought to life through immersive art experiences by Swiss video artist Katja Loher.
Inspired by the Chinese Five Elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water – as well as collaborations with local creators, each of the four experiential installations uses dance, music and costume to celebrate the elements as a universal connecting force.
Experience the Beijing Buzz
Originally Beijing’s embassy area, our local neighbourhood of Sanlitun has blossomed into an energetic playground for chic young locals, expats and visitors.
Close to downtown and famous for its vibrant nightlife, Sanlitun is now a sleek shopping and dining mecca that has embraced everything from high-end fashion and street culture to bohemian coffee shops and speakeasies.
Our Guest Experience team are passionate foodies, art lovers and fashionistas. They’ll share their favourite local hangouts and places to explore when you stay with us.
We’ve also partnered with culture mavens LUXE City Guides who always have their finger on the pulse of what’s hip, happening and on trend in Beijing.
From the newest eateries and gallery openings to must-see shows and events, our friends at LUXE are curating their favourite places to be, see and experience in the imperial capital.
Best of Beijing
The Natianal Art Museum of China
The National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) is the only national art museum of plastic arts in China. Starting to be built in 1958, NAMOC, with its title board inscribed by Chairman Mao Zedong, was formally open to the public in 1963. NAMOC is a national cultural landmark after foundation of the People’s Republic of China.
The largest royal garden in China, the Summer Palace is a park-like imperial retreat spread out over 26 square kilometers (10 square miles).
Once a summer retreat for emperors, this park is still a retreat for tourists, who can relax here or walk around ancient pavilions, mansions, temples, bridges and a huge lake. The Summer Palace was added to the World Heritage List in 1998.
WF CENTRAL is premium lifestyle retail centre in China at the commercial and political heart of the capital city, with the design and scale to both respect and revitalise the historic fabric of the Wangfujing area.
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13 North Lane, Jingmen Street, Dongcheng
Moonshine Whiskey and Craft Cocktail, is like being whisked into a whiskey paradise. The new bar’s gorgeous, leather-bound menus look more like first editions of literary classics, especially because they contain detailed descriptions of the venue’s cocktails, not to mention a fitting quote from Ernest Hemingway: “I drink to make other people more interesting.”
There’s no shortage of such muses in Moonshine’s repertoire. Dozens of highland, lowland, island, and other scotch varieties are on offer.