It seems there is an ongoing architectural war being waged between the countries of China and Dubai with each country vying to create the most dramatic hotels possible. The Yanqi Lake Kempinski Hotel, Beijing appears like a massive ball, or snail about to enter the lake. The Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort will stun you with its massive arch design and incredible blue lighting. The Angsana Tengchong at Yunnan combines ancient Chinese styles with modern life creating a dynamic and exciting hotel.
The Desert Lotus Resort in Inner Mongolia takes on the feel of the desert appearing like tents at an oasis, but in reality it is an impressive hotel with incredible ambiance and style. Who is going to win the battle for the most impressive hotels? Who cares? We just hope it continues to create incredible places for us to visit.
Image above: Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, Huzhou.
Langham Place, Ningbo Architect.
W Guangzhou, Guangzhou.
The Castle Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Dalian Architect.
Hotel Eclat Beijing, Beijing.
Yanqi Lake Kempinski Hotel, Beijing.
Crowne Plaza Resort Xishuangbanna, Yunnan.
Le Meridien Zhengzhou, Zhengzhou.
InterContinental Sanya Haitang Bay Resort, Sanya.
MGM Cotai, Macau Architect.
Desert Lotus Resort, Inner Mongolia.
St. Regis Shenzhen, Shenzhen.
Angsana Tengchong, Yunnan.
Fifth hotel tower, City of Dreams, Macau.
Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou.
Langham Place, Guangzhou.
Dawang Mountain Resort, Changsha.