Swire Hotels opens ‘The Temple House’ in Chengdu
Following the successful launch of The Opposite House in Beijing and The Upper House in Hong Kong, Swire Hotels has opened its third property from The House Collective, The Temple House, in Chengdu on 18th July 2015.
Located in the heart of the city, within the Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu, the hotel was jointly developed by Sino-Ocean Land and Swire Properties.
Designed by Make Architects, the 100-room hotel and its 42 adjoining serviced apartments form an integral part of the city government’s conservation project to preserve the surrounding heritage buildings next to the thousand-year-old Daci Temple. The three-dimensional woven façade combines modern design with the traditional Chengdu architectural elements of timber, brick and step stones. Elegant bamboo trees frame the hotel’s entrance, which is set in a beautifully restored hundred-year-old Chinese courtyard building first built in the Qing Dynasty.
Although Chinese Emperors have previously stayed at the Daci Temple, The Temple House evokes the modest houses provided for scholars who came from different parts of the world to study at the Temple. The hotel continues this tradition of humility by creating understated luxury experiences that are founded on a deeply personalised service for every guest.
The Temple House offers a dynamic collection of food & beverage outlets including The Temple Café – the all-day dining restaurant, Tivano – an authentic Italian restaurant and Jing Bar featuring live DJs. Stylishly designed by AvroKo, all of the outlets are not just for guests; they are destination neighbourhood venues in their own right.
Nestled in the renovated Chinese courtyard which was built nearly one hundred years ago, SPA Mi Xun is an urban oasis to unwind and relax.