Amanyangyun, Shanghai, China

The AHEAD Asia Hotel of the Year Award

Amanyangyun takes the concept of cultural immersion and sets an ambitious new standard in the hotel industry, offering experiences such as calligraphy, seal carving and Kunqu Opera performances. Its compelling design, by Kerry Hill Architects, was praised by the judging panel for its “brilliant hard-fought efforts to preserve the historical and cultural heritage of a province”.