Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake, Hangzhou, China
On Hangzhou’s showpiece, West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage
Site ringed in willows and dotted with artificial islands, temples
and pagodas, this intimate lakeside village magically blends into
the landscape with its traditional Jiang Nan architecture – blacktiled-roofed, pagoda-style pavilions that look out onto a bamboo forest, gardens and lily-strewn ponds.
Just a strip of lush, peaceful
greenery separates you from the buzzing town of Hangzhou, so
though it feels pleasantly remote, it’s actually quite central.