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 in Amanfayun, Hangzhou, China. For a full review of the property, please visit this month’s Hideaway Report Online.
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 [...]
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 [...]