The Opposite House

Location: Beijing & Northern China | China

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

With its striking emerald glass façade created by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, Opposite House is named after its contrasting designs – a unique fusion of extreme contemporary style and ancient Chinese traditions. Its ultra-modern grandeur sets it aside from the rest of Beijing’s luxury hotels, encapsulating the spirit of present-day China.
Perfect forTrendy tranquility in the heart of Beijing's cosmopolitan Sanlitun district.
In the know
  • The 22-metre stainless steel pool offers an effortlessly cool spot for a swim
  • Its emerald green glass exterior is designed to provide an oasis of calm in the heart of bustling Beijing
  • The super-modern atrium area acts as a reception, where you'll be checked in on a tablet

Recommended for...

  • Chic Design
  • City Hotel
  • Boutique Hotel
  • History & Heritage

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Opposite House is situated in Taikoo Li Sanlitun, Beijing’s sleek village-like entertainment district – an excellent location for exploring contemporary Beijing on foot and close to trendy bars, restaurants and boutique shops.

Rooms at The Opposite House

Accommodation comes in the form of apartment-style suites, with large open-plan spaces flooded with sunlight via floor-to-ceiling windows. The 99 avant-garde studios span four categories – Studio 45, Studio 70, Studio 95 and Studio 115 – all designed for tranquil relaxation, with ambient mood lighting plus minimalist décor comprising white sheets, wooden floors and a grey slate accent wall. Interior glass walls lead through to spa-like bathrooms, complete with rain showers, oak bathtubs and Appelles amentities. In-room refreshments are available on a complimentary basis from the well-stocked minibar, and each studio contains an iPad loaded with games, music and information about the hotel and local area. Studio 95’s add balconies with Chinese day-beds, while Studio 115 also offers an individual dining space and Jacuzzi. The Penthouse offers the ultimate luxury, spread across two levels with a large roof terrace.

Food & drink

Savour authentic Chinese cuisine including the celebrated Beijing duck at Jing Yaa Tang and don’t miss the fantastic smoothie selection during breakfast at the Village Café. Mediterranean dishes using seasonal ingredients are served at Sureno restaurant, while the lounge-like Mesh bar is the place to be for chic specialty cocktails.


The basement houses a stainless-steel 22-metre indoor pool, gym and steam room plus a wellness centre where massage treatments available. Enter the hotel via a ground-floor art museum, which sees new art installations introduced every three months.

Activities at The Opposite House

Indulge in a little retail therapy in vibrant Sanlitun’s tempting stores, or haggle for a bargain at Yashow Market, a five-minute walk away. Venture further with your guide to discover Beijing’s most iconic sights including the Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and the Forbidden City.

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Hotel location

The Opposite House is a 35-minute transfer from Beijing Airport.

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