Small Luxury Hotels Of The World (SLH)’s Muh Shoou Xixi Hotel is a striking addition to China’s lake district in Hangzhou.
Every element of Muh Shoou Xixi Hotel is connected to the landscape it belongs to: flowing lines, pools of water and open-sided structures bring the outdoors in, as does the weather-worn stone, wooden accents and water-washed marble features.
Surrounded by ancient persimmon trees, the boutique hotel that’s truly a part of its setting – from the bedrooms to the beautifully-designed restaurant, glass walls and open spaces frame views of the wetlands.
In summer, swim in the outdoor infinity pool under the shade of trees, and when the temperature dips, cocoon yourself in the hotel bar Ye Qiu. Opening all year round and all day long, Xi Yin restaurant serves delicious Chinese cuisine in a sleek, minimalist dining room that lets the food and views shine.
If the scenery from Muh Shoou Xixi Hotel proves irresistible, you’re well placed to venture out into the natural wetlands that surround the hotel. Row in a traditional Chinese sculling boat from the Muh Shoou private jetty for a back-in-time way to get back to nature; or explore West Lake Scenic Spots and Historic Sites, Nine Creeks and Eighteen Gullies – all close by.