Swire Hotels Opens The Temple House in Chengdu
Following the 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.
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 Temple House offers three F&B outlets - an all-day dining restaurant, The Temple Café, and Tivano an authentic Italian restaurant, as well as Jing Bar featuring live DJs.
Located in the renovated Chinese courtyard which was built nearly one hundred years ago, Spa Mi Xun offers a range of treatments to help guests unwind and relax. The gift shop and tea house at Mi Xun is ideal for a healthy lunch, tea or fresh juice.
Mark Passmore, General Manager of The Temple House, said, "The Temple House is a modern hotel that celebrates its historic location. We aim to provide discerning travellers with residentialstyle accommodation, where they can enjoy an authentic Chengdu experience."
About Swire Hotels and Swire Restaurants
Swire Hotels has been created to manage soulfully individual hotels in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the USA, providing a characterful experience for well-traveled individually minded travelers who seek originality, style and personalized service. We create distinctive hotels with a sense of place that break with convention. The company"s first hotel, The Opposite House in Beijing, opened in 2008 and was followed by The Upper House, Hong Kong, and then by EAST, Hong Kong and EAST, Beijing. The Temple House in Chengdu is opened in July 2015 and EAST, Miami will open in 2016. A restaurant division was set up in 2013 to manage the company"s stand-alone restaurant operations. Our first restaurant Plat du Jour opened in November 2013 followed by Public and Ground Public in Quarry Bay. The Continental in Pacific Place opened in October 2014 and Mr & Mrs Fox in Taikoo Place in 2015. Our latest addition, the second Plat du Jour opened in Pacific Place in January 2016. More information is available at www.swirehotels.com.