Accommodation rating: Exceptional
Amandayan is set on a hillside above Lijiang Old Town, and takes its name from the Sanskrit-derived word for 'peace' and 'Dayan', the historic name for Lijiang when it was first established by the ruling Mu family in the 13th century. Designed in the traditional architectural style of the Nakhi, the indigenous people of northwestern Yunnan, accommodation is in luxury suites within a series of dwellings arranged around peaceful courtyards. Suites are decorated with materials and fabrics from the region, including Yunnan pine from Shangri-La, striking Nakhi embroidery and elaborate Dongba wood carvings of flowers, birds and other nature motifs.
Features: 35 suites; restaurant; library; boutique shop; spa; gym; Pilates/yoga studio; pool; cinema; Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Living area with daybed or sofa; bathroom with double vanities and free-standing bath tub; television; sound system; safe; air conditioning; under-floor heating; minibar.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.