Nowhere in China is there a greater sense of cultural continuity than in the ancient city of Hangzhou. Lying at the southern end of the 1,100-mile-long Grand Canal, it was also a terminus of the Silk Road, which once linked classical China with the Mediterranean. The old city is centered on the four square [...]
Some scenes from Mr. Harper’s recent stay at the The Peninsula Shanghai. For a full review of the property, please visit the August 2011 Hideaway Report Online.
Some scenes from Mr. Harper’s recent stay in Four Seasons Hangzhou at West Lake, Hangzhou, China. For a full review of the property, please visit this month’s Hideaway Report Online.
Some scenes from Mr. Harper’s recent stay in Amanfayun, Hangzhou, China. For a full review of the property, please visit this month’s Hideaway Report Online.
As always, this month’s Hideaway Report Online features evocative photos and extensive additional coverage of Andrew Harper’s recent travels. Mr. Harper’s sojourns through China and Mallorca are brought vividly to life with a host of spectacular images and videos. Exclusive online stories include The Revival of The Bund, The Terracota Army of Xi’an and China [...]
During the second week of June, I took the high-speed train from Hangzhou to Shanghai, so when I first heard of the fatal crash on July 23 at Wenzhou, 295 miles south of Shanghai, the disaster had an unusually personal dimension. Since then, a number of people have asked me whether I would still recommend [...]
The picturesque city of Hangzhou on China’s celebrated West Lake already boasts a number of opulent properties, including Fuchun Resort, the Shangri-La Hangzhou and the newly opened Amanfayun. Now Four Seasons is throwing its hat into the ring, opening an 85-room resort in a lakeside garden setting on October 1. A Deluxe Room is pictured [...]
This week’s featured Harper Auction is a four night stay in Beijing’s Opposite House, a $1,920 value currently offered for $670. This offer includes free daily breakfast and complimentary minibar access – more details can be found here. The auction concludes tomorrow, May 4th at 4 pm CST. The Opposite House has received a great [...]
For years, we waited in vain for a new Amanresort and then, suddenly, several turned up at once. Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing, (our most recent Hideaway of the Year) opened in fall 2008; Amantaka in Laos made its debut in July 2009; and now Amanfayun in Hangzhou, China, has become the latest addition to [...]