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China Chic

It's been a slow shift from Communist spare to contemporary cool, but mainland China today has grabbed hold of style and spread its own take on hotels across its vast territory - from its big urban centres through its time-locked rural retreats and even, controversially, in Greater Tibet. Here are the leaders of the new revolution.

Prue Rushton, 3/5/10
Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing
Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing

Yes, yes, we know there is a brand new Aman resort in China - and we'll get to that. However, The Luxury Travel Bible can't quite go past the location, location, location of Aman at Summer Palace

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Banyan Tree Lijiang, Yunnan
Banyan Tree Lijiang, Yunnan
It's quite a challenge to blend the new into the very old, but this is what Banyan Tree has skilfully achieved just outside the cobbled street charm of the world heritage-listed town of Lijiang.
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DuGe Courtyard Boutique Hotel, Beijing
DuGe Courtyard Boutique Hotel, Beijing

If you've ever been captured by the mysterious maze of old Beijing backstreets, then DuGe hotel is your opportunity to step through those old wooden doors and experience the courtyard style living that was afforded the city's elite.

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Fuchun Resort, Hangzhou
Fuchun Resort, Hangzhou

The resort's design was apparently inspired by a 700 year old painting.

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Hotel of Modern Art, Guilin
Hotel of Modern Art, Guilin
The Luxury Travel Bible has a sneaking suspicion that Alessi and Starck have been shipped in on a secret mission to oversee the look - there are so many angles and sculptures in scribbly shapes.
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Kayumanis Nanjing, Tangshan
Kayumanis Nanjing, Tangshan
This is the Kayumanis hotel group's first foray into China and with it they have revealed a remarkably deft understanding of escape in this rural region.
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Lapis Casa Hotel, Shanghai
Lapis Casa Hotel, Shanghai
The decadent glamour of 1920s Shanghai is brought back to life in this 18 room boutique hotel.
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Red Capital Residence, Beijing
Red Capital Residence, Beijing

This hotel with a small rock courtyard delivers enormously on retro Chinese chic.

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The Opposite House, Beijing
The Opposite House, Beijing
Going against the grain of old Beijing, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has designed something that looks so impossibly from the future.
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URBN Shanghai, Shanghai
URBN Shanghai, Shanghai
Don't come here expecting over the top glamour, the true luxury at this chic boutique hotel lies in the 100% use of recycled and reclaimed materials.
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