courtesy Aman This luxury hotel situated outside of Shanghai is the result of an ambitious conservation initiative that spanned nearly 15 years and 500 miles. Tucked away in a relocated camphor forest, the traditional village resort injects present-day comforts into scrupulously restored, 400-year-old Ming- and Qing-dynasty dwellings. The Amanyangyun, opening in January, features sun-drenched interiors, earthy hues, and locally sourced materials that echo the tranquil woodland setting. Find moments of calm contemplation in your personal courtyard, or center your mind and body with a custom-tailored healing therapy at the Aman Spa. Savor authentic Chinese cuisine at LAZHU (one of the six on-site dining venues), or try your hand at a calligraphy class. Love one-of-a-kind lodgings? Check out these utterly unique properties.
Angsana Zhuhai Phoenix Bay, China
Courtesy Angsana Zhuhai Phoenix Bay
Most of us have heard of Beijing and Shanghai, but what about Zhuhai? This seaside gem in the Guangdong province is touted for its tropical climate, sprawling coastline stippled with 140 isles, towering palm trees, and proximity to Macau. Zhuhai is also the site of Angsana Zhuhai Phoenix Bay opening in January. Ringed by the mountains and the South Chinese Sea, the resort is a scenic sanctuary that complements the splendor of the landscape. Each of the 202 soundproof rooms and suites is individually decorated, and appointed with beautiful artwork, exotic wood furnishings, and rainfall showers. These dazzling destinations also deserve a spot on your travel bucket list.