Hyatt Hotels Corporations has announced the opening of Commune by the Great Wall in the Yangqing District of Beijing, marking the sixth property in China for The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand. The hotel is located in the foothills of the Shuiguan Mountains amid a landscape of hills and valleys. Just over an hour’s drive from downtown Beijing, the hotel offers a quiet refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Originally conceived as a private collection of contemporary architecture designed by 12 Asian architects, Commune by the Great Wall was bestowed a special prize at the 2002 La Biennale di Venezia. Today, the hotel has 176 rooms and suites spread across 36 villas, including Cantilever House, Bamboo Wall, Shared House, Forest House and a collection of resort-inspired villas, where most rooms offer a private terrace. Each villa has its own unique design theme, from the Japanese-inspired Bamboo Wall, which offers five bedrooms and a tearoom, to Forest House, a six-bedroom hideaway designed to reflect the woods that surround it outside. Guests can enjoy mountain views from every room and access to the villas’ shared living spaces. An entire villa can also be booked for the ultimate private retreat with family or friends.