Swire Hotels commissioned Kengo Kurna & Associates to design the Opposite House Hotel, which opened in Beijing, prior to the Olympic games of 2008. The Opposite House is one of several boutique hotels from Swire, who have properties throughout China, Hong Kong, and the UK, each with their own unique contextual style. Minimalist, Chinese-inspired design permeates throughout the Opposite House Hotel. The 99 guest rooms employ muted color palettes, wood floors, and sliding panels made from wood, glass, and fabric as room dividers. The understated aesthetic and natural materials are carried throughout the lobby, pool, and outdoor decks. The hotel also contains several restaurants and bars, whose design retains subtle Chinese cues and utilize lavish materials and design flourishes such as tapestries draped from the ceiling and bold color selections. The contrast between the serenity of the rooms and the vividness of the restaurants and bars is where the name of the hotel is derived from.
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