Deep in the mountains of central China, the Beijing Duoxiangjie Architectural Design firm have created the perfect getaway to escape to. Designed with the goal of bridging the gap between nature and man, rather than conquering it, the firm who created the hotel described it as the 'magical touch between heaven and men.'
And they aren't wrong. The natural shapes of the three building which make up the hotel exist as extensions of the incredible mountains rather than highlights. The subtle nature of the architecture lets the mountains do the talking.
Even still, the three buildings are marvels of modern, eco-focused design. Dinghui, the largest section of the hotel stretches 45 metres atop its mountain home. The building's shape mimics the natural curve of the land.
The second building, Yanshang, is the most obvious of the three structures, but it's natural curves and full-length windows allow it to remain unobtrusive. The third building, Ziyahui, is an event structure perfect for weddings or larger occasions.
Despite the subtle design of the buildings, the hotel still features modern luxuries for you to enjoy during your stay. The Yanshang building has a rooftop pool and the Dinghui is home to a gorgeous infinity pool with 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains.
The interiors of the hotel are also designed to allow nature to be your host. The rooms are simple, with white linen and wood panelling that would keep the biggest stress-heads relaxed. Many of the rooms also have floor to ceiling windows so you can wake up with a view of the mountains and bamboo forests outside.
All in all, while you may not think to travel to the centre of China, the 'Eagle Rock Cliffs' hotel is definitely enough to pique the imagination. Where better to go and get Zen then it's homeland?