This five-star hotel sits within tranquil gardens on the shores of West Lake, a Unesco World Heritage site distinguished by its traditional architecture amid meandering streams and lagoons. Of the 78 guest rooms, five are suites and three are residential-style villas; many open onto terrace conservatories with views of the verdant surroundings. All interiors here blend Chinese tradition with chic design and state-ofthe- art technology, but the Presidential Villa is set apart by its three floors and landscaped private garden. The restaurant Jin Sha, at the heart of the resort, serves Shanghainese, Cantonese and local cuisine overlooking the lake and gardens.
Presidential Villa from $13,500 per night. Contact Sophie Yan, assistant reservation manager, email@example.com, +86 571 8113 5191, fourseasons.com/hangzhou