Hot List 2010

Jing's Residence, Pingyao 

16 East Avenue

China 31100

Tel: 86 0354 5841000

Made famous by Chinese director Zhang Yimou's film Raise the Red Lantern, 2,700-year-old Pingyao is one of China's last remaining walled cities, and Jing's Residence, located in a restored Qing-dynasty siheyuan (courtyard home), the city's first true luxury accommodation. Located in the old city, Jing's Residence is a stone's throw from the fourteenth-century three-and-a-half-mile city wall with barbican gates that has earned Pingyao the nickname Turtle City. The 19 bamboo-floored rooms, which are spread around four interlocking courtyards, have lacquer headboards and kang-style beds, all made by local artisans (there's also Internet access points and flat-screen TVs, seamlessly integrated into the historic decor). The restaurant, which faces Pingyao's celebrated East Street, serves traditional regional cuisine, and the cozy bar and library are great places to relax among the sculptures on loan from Beijing's Ullens Center for Contemporary Art.
Which room to book: Following Chinese tradition, the two most prestigious 750-square-foot suites are located at the back of the residence with a bird's-eye view over Pingyao's ancient rooftops.
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