Vue Hotel Hou Hai

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$209 per night

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Beijing, China
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In the lively lakeside neighborhood of Hou Hai in Beijing, there's a new boutique hotel that blends traditional Chinese architecture and design with modern, avant-garde elements.

Home to numerous hutongs (traditional northern Chinese-style buildings with narrow alleys between them) in the 2000s, many of the buildings in Hou Hai were converted into cafes, bars, and restaurants that now cater to a hip crowd of locals, expats, and tourists.

Modern home with Exterior and Brick Siding Material. Designed by Singapore studio Ministry of Design, Vue Hotel Hou Hai is one such conversion.  Photo 2 of Vue Hotel Hou HaiView Photos

Designed by Singapore studio Ministry of Design, Vue Hotel Hou Hai is one such conversion.

Modern home with Outdoor, Front Yard, Trees, and Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck. The 80-room hotel, which was created within a cluster of buildings constructed in the 1950s, weaves together design elements from both East and West.  Photo 3 of Vue Hotel Hou HaiView Photos

The 80-room hotel, which was created within a cluster of buildings constructed in the 1950s, weaves together design elements from both East and West.

Modern home with Outdoor, Trees, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Decking Patio, Porch, Deck, and Back Yard. Chinese features include jack roofs with ornate eaves, gilded gargoyles, Ming-style chairs, and latticework inspired by Chinese screens that connect the separate volumes while linking them together with private balconies and terraces.  Photo 4 of Vue Hotel Hou HaiView Photos

Chinese features include jack roofs with ornate eaves, gilded gargoyles, Ming-style chairs, and latticework inspired by Chinese screens that connect the separate volumes while linking them together with private balconies and terraces.

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Chair, Ceiling Lighting, Porcelain Tile Floor, and Lamps. International influences can be detected in the bold geometric forms interspersed throughout the establishment including the walnut, marble, and brass interior details that add a continental touch to the lobby and guest rooms. Plus, wild disco colors show up in the fuchsia shower stalls in the en-suite bathrooms, and gold details are abound in the restaurant-bar.  Photo 6 of Vue Hotel Hou HaiView Photos

International influences can be detected in the bold geometric forms interspersed throughout the establishment including the walnut, marble, and brass interior details that add a continental touch to the lobby and guest rooms. Plus, wild disco colors show up in the fuchsia shower stalls in the en-suite bathrooms, and gold details are abound in the restaurant-bar.

Modern home with Dining Room, Concrete Floor, Ceiling Lighting, Bench, Table, and Chair. Through a series of landscaped gardens, guests are given access to a bakery-cafe, a restaurant in a former warehouse building that now serves Spanish tapas, and a rooftop bar with a Jacuzzi and views of Hou Hai Lake.   Photo 7 of Vue Hotel Hou HaiView Photos

Through a series of landscaped gardens, guests are given access to a bakery-cafe, a restaurant in a former warehouse building that now serves Spanish tapas, and a rooftop bar with a Jacuzzi and views of Hou Hai Lake.

Modern home with Dining Room, Track Lighting, Dark Hardwood Floor, Stools, and Bar. Unusual, eye-catching features, including a gilded trussed structure above the restaurant-bar and giant rabbit sculptures made of bright pink wire, imbue the hotel with a whimsical, Alice in Wonderland personality.  Photo 10 of Vue Hotel Hou HaiView Photos

Unusual, eye-catching features, including a gilded trussed structure above the restaurant-bar and giant rabbit sculptures made of bright pink wire, imbue the hotel with a whimsical, Alice in Wonderland personality.

Modern home with Exterior. In contrast to the colorful and somewhat surreal public areas, the guest rooms follow a gray, monochromatic scheme with elegant, contemporary furnishings, two-toned carpets, and black wood-grained vinyl laminate walls with brass hairline metal accents. Photo 11 of Vue Hotel Hou HaiView Photos

In contrast to the colorful and somewhat surreal public areas, the guest rooms follow a gray, monochromatic scheme with elegant, contemporary furnishings, two-toned carpets, and black wood-grained vinyl laminate walls with brass hairline metal accents.

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Carpet Floor, and Recessed Lighting. By capturing the historic character of Beijing and the zeitgeist of an increasingly globalized China, Vue Hotel Hou Hai promises the mystic of Chinese culture with an edgy cosmopolitan allure. Photo 13 of Vue Hotel Hou HaiView Photos

By capturing the historic character of Beijing and the zeitgeist of an increasingly globalized China, Vue Hotel Hou Hai promises the mystic of Chinese culture with an edgy cosmopolitan allure.

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