Hotel Kapok

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Hotel Kapok

recommendation by johnbrown

When the Hotel Kapok opened in November 2006, it was considered by many to be Beijing's first boutique hotel. Large hotels which are impressive but often tiresome and lacking in originality, thus, the hotel, designed by the leading Chinese architect Pei Zhu, is a 5 story minimalist box clad in a semi-transparent fibreglass grid –a cool alternative that offers Chinese architectural excellence and spartan elegance. Additionally, the bamboo-treed courtyard and lobby symbolise traditional Ch...

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