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CHINA - Shanghai, River view sunrise

Rise early to watch the sun rise over the amazing city panorama of Shanghai with its iconic skyscrappers set around the bending Huangpu River. 

CHINA - Aman Summer Palace, Beijing

Here is a unique opportunity to stay in palace pavilions dating back over a century in the sensationally renovated Aman Summer Palace in Beijing.

CHINA Fisherman At Dawn Li River In Yangshuo Guangxi Deng Wei
CHINA - Xian, terracotta army

The silent and fearsome Terracota Army in Xi'An are a must on every itinerary to China.

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The meditative effects of the karst-lined scenery can be appreciated at any time of day but at dusk it is particularly mesmerising.

CHINA - Hangzhou, monks

A wonderfully serene scene in Hangzhou. You’ll often see monks walking around town on their way to temple or lining up to receive alms.

CHINA - Aman Summer Palace, Beijing 2 (1)

Catch a lift in a rickshaw from the unique Aman Summer Palace to the East Gate of the ancient royal Summer Palace in Beijing.

CHINA - Yunnan, women in local dress

China's Yunnan province is extremely culturally rich; here, you can admire the local customs such as these tribal women dressed in ethnic clothing.

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CHINA - Park Hyatt, Shanghai
CHINA - Yunnan, countryside view

Explore the countryside of the Yunnan district, with its rewarding views of small minority villages.

CHINA - The Forbidden City, Beijing 2

The Forbidden City in Beijing is a must-see on any itinerary to China. Be dazzled by how well preserved the ancient buildings are and the sheer scale of it all.

CHINA - Banyan Tree Ringha -  First Night Dinner

Give your tastebuds a whirl in the Banyan Tree Ringha and enjoy a tea tasting ceremony as well as a spectacular feast including the Yannon specialties of hotpot.

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CHINA - Amanfuyan, Hangzhou

Explore the grounds of Amanfuyan, a luxurious Aman hotel found in a secluded valley in Hangzhou, hidden within a bamboo forest.

CHINA Peninsula Shanghai Sir Elly Terrace

Order a sophisticated cocktail and marvel at metropolitan Shanghai by night on the terrace of the Peninsula Hotel.

CHINA Peninsula Hong Kong

The Peninsula is known as the Grand Dame of Hong Kong for its classical elegance and timeless interior.

CHINA Upper House Bedroom With View

Stay in the Upper House for a room in the clouds of the Hong Kong skyline. You’ll be in style heaven at this Andre Fu designed hotel.

CHINA - Old Town in Lijiang, Lijiang, Yunnan

Admire the preserved rooftops of the old town of Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

CHINA - the Opposite House, studio

This spacious studio at The Opposite House in Beijing has everything you need and more for a relaxing, uber-chic home-from-home.

CHINA - peking duck pancakes

A visit to China is not complete without tasting the famous Peking Duck and pancakes! We can highly recommend trying it at the Shangri-La, China World Summit Wing in Beijing.

CHINA - Strong Naxi Women bearing a heavy load, Lijiang

Meet with the extraordinary women of the Naxi tribe, Lijiang, who bear the brunt of the work in this matriarchal society inhabiting these beautiful foothills.

CHINA - Shanghai skyline

The futuristic skyline of Shanghai is quite an architectural spectacle. Take a city tour to get a closer glimpse of some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world.

CHINA - Peninsula shanghai, Deluxe River Room

From the comfort of your sumptuous bed at the Peninsula, you can relish in the view of Shanghai’s skyscrapers and their reflection in the Huangpo River.

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CHINA - Banyan Tree Ringha -  Highland Romance

Let the Banyan Tree Ringha arrange a signature destination dining experience for you and a loved one – on the banks of the Shudugong River. Quite the Highland romance!

CHINA - Banyan Tree Lijiang, Pool Villa

This deluxe villa at Banyan Tree Lijiang has a private pool and deck, perfect for a dip after a day's sightseeing in the preserved old town of Lijiang.

CHINA - Amanfuyan, Hangzhou, suite

Check into a Suite at the luxurious Amanfayun and enjoy an understated and authentic bedroom decorated with fine art calligraphy.

CHINA - Amanfuyan, Hangzhou, Bathroom

Bathrooms at the Amanfayun are expansive and airy, just like the rest of your suite, which includes a spa treatment room.

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CHINA Beijing 19

Take a caligraphy classe at the Aman Summer Palace, Beijing, in their dedicated 'Cultural Room'.

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Visit the iconic Jinshanling section of the Great Wall of China.


Take a private boat to explore Hangzhou's picturesque West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Luxury Hotels in China

China is a vast country made up of many differing states. As the regions vary, so do the hotels in China. In Beijing, the Ming-style Summer Palace is creaking with heritage yet bang up-to-date using Aman’s superior trademark; or for something daring, arty and ultra sexy, opt for The Opposite House. In Shanghai, the Peninsula is a truly class act, perfectly located with exquisitely appointed rooms and iconic views of Pudong and river. For a romantic experience of village life in China you can't beat the Amanfayun, a hotel with great charm and character in one of China's most beautiful cities, Hangzhou – once dubbed 'The City of Heaven' by Marco Polo. Nature lovers will fall in love with Yunnan province in southern China; take in the crisp air surrounding the Banyan Tree's luxurious villas in Lijiang, set on a remote plateau 2,000m above sea level. For more information and China hotel ideas, speak to one of our specialists or browse our portfolio of hand-picked hotels, lodges and resorts, listed alphabetically by location:

  • All
  • Beijing
  • The East: Shanghai & Hangzhou
  • The South & Hong Kong
  • Guangxi
  • Central
  • Yunnan
  • Sichuan
  • Tibet
  • The West

Aman Summer Palace ,

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  Aman Summer Palace is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Aman Resorts in Asia and our Top 10 Hotel Spas. China’s capital...

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Amandayan ,

Tea Terrace At Amandayan

  Amandayun is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Aman Resorts in Asia. Aman’s third venture into China, Amandayan is situated in the...

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Amanfayun ,

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  Amanfayun is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Aman Resorts in Asia. Hangzhou has a great selection of luxury hotels, however...

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Amanyangyun ,

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Just outside the sprawling city and bright lights of Shanghai lies Aman’s fourth location in China, and possibly their most...

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Anantara Xishuangbanna Resort & Spa ,

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Tucked away in the primeval forests of China's Yunnan Province, Anantara Xishuangbanna Resort & Spa sits at the threshold of...

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Banyan Tree Lijiang ,

Banyan Tree Lijiang Lijiang China 6

Being 2,000m high up on a plateau in Southern China, staying at the Banyan Tree takes all of your stresses...

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Banyan Tree Ringha ,

The Banyan Tree Ringha China 1

Shangrila is a remote paradise hidden in a Tibetan valley. Surrounded by snow capped mountains, Banyan Tree Ringha is located...

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Banyan Tree Yangshuo ,

Banyan Tree Yangshuo China 7

One of Banyan Tree’s newest properties, the hotel opened in 2014 and has a fresh and modern feel – although...

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Chaptel ,

Chaptel Hangzhou China 4

This small, charming boutique hotel, part of the Relais & Chateaux collection, is excellently located in both the heart of...

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China World Summit Wing ,

China World Summit Wing Shangri La Beijing China 10

Located in the tallest skyscraper in Beijing, arriving at this grand building you are immediately struck by its wow factor....

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Diaoyutai Boutique Hotel ,

Diaoyutai Boutique Hotel Chengdu China 12

This stylish boutique hotel is located in the heart of Chengdu’s charmingly named Wide and Narrow streets district. Designed in...

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Four Points Sheraton ,

Four Points Sheraton Lhasa Tibet

Situated in eastern Lhasa city, the Four Points Hotel is on the Lhasa River and faces Jiangsu Avenue. The hotel...

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Four Season Beijing ,

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Located on the fringes of Beijing’s shopping and nightlife district, Sanlitun, and just 25 minutes from the airport and 45...

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Four Seasons Hangzhou ,

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Little fault can be found with this hotel within a stone's throw from the alluring and famed West Lake. Every...

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Grand Hyatt ,
Hong Kong

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Located next door to Hong Kong’s Convention Centre, the Grand Hyatt is situated almost on the waterfront of Victoria Harbour,...

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Grand Park Kunming ,

Grand Park Kunming China 1

The Grand Park is, in our opinion, the best option in the historical capital of Yunnan. Walking distance from the...

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Gyantse Hotel ,

Gyantse Hotel Gyantse Tibet 2

A throwback to Chinese communist architecture albeit with a few colourful Tibetan murals, this hotel located downtown is convenient for...

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Hilton Xi'an ,

Hilton Xian China 11

Located within Xian's ancient city walls, this unique hotel combines contemporary design with traditional artwork from the Tang Dynasty. It...

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Hotel Éclat ,

Hotel Eclat Beijing China 2

A luxury boutique hotel, an essential part of Beijing's Parkview Green, has been designed specially with the business traveller in...

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Jing's Residence ,

Jings Residence Pingyao China 5

A charming hideaway nestled down a quaint alleyway in Pingyao, perhaps the best preserved Ming dynasty settlement in China. Jing's...

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Laomadian Lodge ,

Laomadian Lodge Shaxi Dali China 4

The Laomadian Lodge Hotel is a basic but comfortable small hotel built in traditional Bai style in the centre of...

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Lhasa Hotel ,

Lhasa Hotel Lhasa Tibet

Formerly the Holiday Inn, this was the first international standard hotel in Tibet. A short drive from the Potala Palace, it...

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Li'An Lodge ,

Lian Lodge Longsheng China 7

  Li'An Lodge is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Secret Gems.  Struck by the beauty of the Longsheng rice terraces, artist...

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LUX* Tea Horse Road ,

LUX Lijiang Lijiang China 7

Opening a window to one of China’s untouched wonders and tucked amongst a UNESCO World Heritage site, LUX* Lijiang is...

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Manasarovar Hotel ,

Manasarovar Hotel Shigatse Tibet

The relatively new Manasarovar Hotel is probably the best choice in Shigatse. With welcoming staff and spotless rooms it offers...

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Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong ,
Hong Kong

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  The Mandarin Oriental is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Lux City Hotels The Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong is world...

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Mandarin Oriental, Shanghai ,

Mandarin Oriental Shanghai China 2

Situated on the river banks of Shanghai's vibrant Pudong district, this chic hotel encapsulates all the class and abundant -...

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New Century Grand Kaifeng ,

New Century Grand Kaifeng China

Set on 300 acres and with 355 rooms, the New Century Grand is Kaifeng’s best hotel located at the former...

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Park Hyatt Shanghai ,

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Staying at the Park Hyatt in Shanghai means staying in the second tallest building in China. Knowing this already fills...

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Pullman Lijiang Resort and Spa ,

Pullman Lijiang Resort And Spa Lijiang China 7

Pullman Lijiang Resort and Spa encapsulates the beauty of China through modern architecture and traditional Naxi-inspired designs. Located on the...

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Qomo Lang Ma Hotel ,

Qomo Lang Ma Hotel Tingri Tibet

This basic hotel, at an altitude of 4,400m, is quirkily furnished with styles ranging from contemporary to old-world Tibetan. The rooms...

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Radisson Blu, Kashgar ,

Radisson Blu Kashgar

With smart, comfortable rooms and a cavernous marble lobby, the Radisson Blu caters to both business and pleasure travellers. The...

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Ritz Carlton ,
Hong Kong

Ritz Carlton Hong Kong China 9

Located in one of the World’s tallest buildings, the Ritz Carlton certainly has the ‘wow’ factor. Situated on Hong Kong’s...

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Ritz-Carlton Chengdu ,

Ritz Carlton Chengdu Chengdu China 18

A hotel rich in details and graceful in service, The Ritz-Carlton Chengdu is a contemporary styled property offering modern experiences...

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Rosewood Beijing ,

Rosewood Beijing Beijing China 14

Set in the heart of Beijing's bustling Chaoyang, the new 283-room Rosewood is a class act. The rooms and suites...

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Shangri La, Xi’An ,

Shangri La Xian Xian China 7

With exceptional high standards typical of the Shangri-La brand, and a good central location in the heart of Xi'An, this...

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Shangri-La Chengdu ,

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The first thing that strikes you is the opulent lobby of the Shangri-La Hotel. It has been showcasing the rich...

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Shangri-La Guilin ,

Shangri La Guilin China 10

Located on the famous Li River, the Shangri-La Guilin provides picturesque accommodation accompanied by great service, rooms and views.

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Shangri-La Harbin ,

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Harbin’s finest hotel, the Shangri-La Hotel Harbin is a five-star, 404-room hotel with calming views of the Songhua River, sleek...

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Shangri-La Lhasa ,

Shangri La Lhasa Lhasa Tibet

Minutes from the Historic Ensemble of the PotalaPalace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in a city with over 1,300...

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Shigatse Hotel ,

Shigatse Hotel Shigatse Tibet

This hotel is ideally located in the town of Shigatse. It is a rather bland functional hotel but has cosy...

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Silk Road Hotel ,

Silk Road Hotel Dunhuang

Situated on the edge of Dunhuang town and easily the best accommodation on offer, The Silk Road Hotel enjoys excellent...

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Six Senses Qing Cheng ,

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Located at the picturesque gateway to the majestic Qing Cheng Mountains, Six Senses Qing Cheng has been created to complement...

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Snow Leopard Hotel ,

Snow Leopard Hotel Tingri Tibet

The Snow Leopard is a traditional Tibetan-style hotel located on the outskirts of Tingri with a reputation for friendly staff....

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Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xi’an ,

Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian Xian China 2

Opened in 1953 this iconic building is a harmonious blend of French flair and Chinese hospitality set on 40,000 square...

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Songtsam Retreat ,

Songtsam Retreat Shangri La Yunnan China 1

With 75 rooms in 24 buildings, the Songtsam Retreat is a sprawling accommodation nestled in the mountains of Shangri-La. A...

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Star Wish Guest House ,

Star Wish Guest House Longsheng China 5

Perched at an altitude of 800 meters on the staggering rice terraces at Longsheng, Star Wish Guesthouse offers good views...

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The Landmark ,
Hong Kong

The Landmark Hong Kong China 9

Located in the heart of Hong Kong’s business and fashion districts, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental is one of the most...

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The Lee Royal Hotel ,

Lee Royal Hotel Mudu China

The Lee Royal Hotel is a very comfortable 5-star business style hotel built and invested by Molybdenum Industry Group of...

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The Linden Centre ,

The Linden Centre Dali China 1

The Linden Centre offers the intrepid traveller a true immersion into authentic China. Guests reside in an expansive and luxurious...

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The Norden Camp ,

Norden Camp Amdo Gansu China 2

Tucked away from the world and its problems, The Norden Camp is an opportunity for the visitor to experience Tibetan...

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The Opposite House ,

Opposite House Beijing China 9

Situated at the heart of Beijing's cosmopolitan Sanlitun village, The Opposite House greets you with its striking emerald glass exterior....

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The Peninsula Beijing ,

The Peninsula Beijing China 12

The Peninsula Beijing is an iconic landmark in China's capital city. Its refurbished rooms offer a superior standard of comfort...

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The Peninsula Hong Kong ,
Hong Kong

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Opened in 1928, The Peninsula Hong Kong is one of the world's legendary grand hotels. Created over 80 years ago...

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The Peninsula Shanghai ,

The Peninsula Shanghai China 7

Located directly on the Bund, this five-star hotel is decorated in the 1930s old Shanghai style to honour it's past....

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The PuLi ,

The Puli Shanghai China 4

The PuLi Hotel and Spa is an luxury urban resort, conveniently located in the heart of Shanghai, but which has...

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The Temple House ,

Temple House Chengdu China 4

Opened in July 2015, The Temple House, Chengdu, is the eagerly awaited new member of the Swire Hotel family that...

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The Upper House ,
Hong Kong

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The Upper House is a high-style haven in the heavens from one of Asia's hottest designers, Andre Fu. Lord it...

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Tibet Hotel ,

Tibet Hotel Lhasa Tibet

This three star hotel is most probably the best hotel in town. Still fairly new, the bedrooms and facilities are...

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Tsedang Hotel ,

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This large hotel with extensive conference and meeting facilities is without doubt the best place to stay in town. The...

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Tu-Ha Petroleum Hotel ,

Tu Ha Petroleum Hotel Turpan 3

Turpan is a small town in a remote part of China. As such, accommodation is relatively simple. The Tu-Ha Petroleum...

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W Beijing ,

W Beijing China 3

Colourful lighting, slick design and modern glitz best characterise this flashy W Hotel in the very centre of Beijing, just...

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Waldorf Astoria Shanghai ,

Waldorf Astoria Shanghai China 12

Located in the very centre of Shanghai’s famous Historic Bund, the Waldorf Astoria is one of our favourite hotels in...

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Waldorf Astoria Beijing ,

Waldorf Astoria Beijing China 16

Conveniently located just of the bustling Wangfujing shopping district, Waldorf's second foray into China is a sleek addition to Beijing's...

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Yangshuo Riverside Resort ,

Yangshuo Riverside Resort Yangshuo Guilin China 1

The Yangshuo Resort is a local 4 star hotel nestled amidst the picturesque local countryside. It is extremely comfortable to...

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Yourantai Lodge ,

Yourantai Eco-lodge, Jinhong, China

A private guesthouse shrouded in natural greenery overlooking the MekongRiver, Yourantai Eco-lodge allows you to get in touch with rural...

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Zhangmu Hotel ,

Zhangmu Hotel Zhangmu Tibet

The Zhangmu Hotel is the best available option in town. It is very close to the border with Nepal and...

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Client Testimonials

Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
Ampersand provided a bespoke and flexible holiday, tailored to my every whim. Their highly professional staff had only one goal which was to arrange an exceptional holiday and some unforgettable experiences in India. I have no hesitation in fully recommending them and they will be the first company I approach in the future - 10/10
- Anonymous, India
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- Mr David Wallace, North India
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
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