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This boutique hotel is memorable from first glance, with its dramatic green and yellow glass façade. Designed by avant-garde Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, this chic 99-room spot is currently among Beijing's hippest addresses. Befitting a design-forward property, the lobby is a wide atrium filled with modern art installations. Rooms are airy, loft-style spaces; the blond wood and minimalist design are soothing. Hedonists can delight in the sumptuous bathrooms, which come with huge, Japanese-style wooden soaking tubs. Other unusual touches include the complimentary mini-bar, restocked daily, with goodies like jellybeans and local and imported beers. There's also a free in-room iPad. Located smack in the middle of the trendy Sanlitun neighborhood of bars, restaurants, and shops, this hotel, the first by Hong Kong developer Swire Hotels, offers the ultimate urban experience in Beijing. For globe-trotting creative types who want to be in the middle of the action, this is the place to be.