ASIA. ANJI, ZHEJIANG, CHINA.
Tranquillity is found in the bamboo-blanketed hills and the spring-blossoming grove of plum trees surrounding Alila Anji – a resort built to look like a traditional Chinese village. Relax during morning tai chi classes with views of the misty lake, or explore lantern-adorned lanes between white-walled, dark-roofed villas. Located in Anji – a pilot county for ecological and green building construction and the backdrop for the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – the property has been built both to blend with its serene setting and in line with Alila’s strict environmental ethos. Interiors of the 72 villas and suites offer clean lines, native woods and elegant silk or hand-woven textiles and feature oversized bathrooms and rain showers. The resort‘s cuisine incorporates seasonal ingredients infused with local flavours. TCM-inspired treatments are available at the hotel‘s Spa, while seasonal activities, such as rafting and white tea or chestnut picking, are on offer for those looking to explore – Alila Anji is an eco-luxury escape for city dwellers and nature lovers.