Hangzhou on our Minds
// December 23, 2009
// Posted in Company, Industry, News, Travel Experts
We were so thrilled to learn that Amanresorts will be opening a new property in Hangzhou, China, next month! We have long admired Amanresorts’ enthusiasm for local architectual detail and impeccable service, and the Amanfayun looks like it will not disappoint. Surrounded by tea fields and a verdant forest, the resort is a 20-minute drive from the center of Hangzhou. The 42 rooms, suites and villas are located in original dwellings that have been updated to incorporate modern amenities like radiant underfloor heating while still maintaining their authenticity and classic charm.
It is exciting to see Hangzhou gaining recognition and we hope that travelers will start considering it as a destination worthy of several days. Readers may recall that in our May 2009 e-newsletter, our intrepid travel specialist and China expert Chloe Marsala encouraged China-bound travelers to consider adding Hangzhou to their itineraries. During her time there, Chloe feasted at Dragon Well Manor, an exclusive private dining venue and serious foodie favorite; took in Zhang Yimou‘s Impressions West Lake performance; and saw an albino peacock on a bicycle ride around West Lake. She also inspected Hangzhou’s other luxury property, the Fuchun Resort, and was quite impressed.
We will continue to follow Hangzhou’s blossoming reputation as a luxury destination for visitors to China – the Amanfayun will surely help cement its status as a new must-do!