Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel

Beijing, China

Set in the heart of Old Beijing among the Hutongs (traditional courtyard homes), this unique 25-room boutique hotel is the perfect balance of traditional and new and a wonderful way to explore local life in Beijing. Guest rooms are themed for a traditional Chinese opera character, such as Sheng (Leading actor), Dan (Leading Actress), Cho (Jester), or Jing (High-Ranking Minister). There is a traditional shadow puppet performance in the courtyard on many evenings, and it’s just a short walk to lovely Houhai Park.