Fans of Swire Hotels-- the small collection of design-driven urban properties including Opposite House in Beijing and The Upper House in Hong Kong-- will be thrilled to learn that another hotel in China is in the works. This time, Swire has fixed their gaze on Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in Southwest China.
Slated to open in the end of 2014, The Temple House will be designed by UK-based MakeArchitects as part of an important restoration project of the heritage-listed buildings surrounding the 1,000-year-old Daci Temple. Housing 100 guest rooms, the hotel will showcase traditional Chengdu architectural styles (eg. the woven facade, century-old courtyard, and bamboo trees framing the hotel entrance). The building itself was first constructed in the Qing Dynasty. The focus for Swire Hotels is “deeply personalized service for every guest.” For more information, visit www.thetemplehousehotel.com.