We’ve rounded up an ever-growing selection of boutique hotel stays, luxury hotel hideaways and romantic retreats in China. Click on a destination below to see our current pick of the best boutique hotels to book, as well as an insider guide to everything from restaurants and bars to picnics and hire cars…

Destinations in China

  • Beijing


    At its heart, the Forbidden City marks the historic nerve centre of imperial China, but the glossy skyscrapers, thriving street markets and buzzing bar and restaurant scene surrounding it cement Beijing's status as a thoroughly modern metropolis.
  • Chengdu


    Boats gliding across lotus-flecked lakes, graceful tea ceremonies, the rattle of mahjong tiles… Chengdu, China’s fourth-largest city, remains its most cool-headed, even as high rises fill the skyline. Foodie-luring Sichuan cuisine adds plenty of spice.
  • Hangzhou


    One of the seven ancient capitals of China, the bustling city of Hangzhou has the best of city and country; a lively business and finance area knocks at the door to the willow-lined banks and lush greenery of the infamous West Lake district.
  • Hong Kong

    Hong Kong

    Full of colour and teeming with life, Hong Kong is a modern Asian metropolis known for its incredible efficiency, its vibrant shopping and its world-beating cuisine. While it does deserve the reputation, dig a little deeper and you find there’s much more going on beneath the surface.
  • Shanghai


    Skyscrapers, shopping and sensuality: this is Shanghai’s decade, and it wants to make sure you know it.

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