CHINA IN YOUR HAND
Zhouzhuang, a Chinese town famed for its scenic canals and located about an hour-and-a-half drive from Shanghai, is home to Nanxun Blossom Hill boutique hotel, the latest bijou project from Dariel Studio.
To create the 20-room property, Dariel Studio connected three separate Ming Dynasty-style buildings and restored them to their 1930s grandeur, while adding contemporary amenities, including state-of-the-art bathrooms and ultra-comfortable beds. The original bricks, wood and engravings were all preserved, and at the same time, designer Thomas Dariel inserted playful touches throughout, like a ceyladon green and ocean blue Lazy Susan coffee table and Little Eliah flying table lamps. The magnificent hotel, infused with history and mystery, is one of the most memorable places you’ll ever visit.