A tranquil oasis tucked in the centre of the bustling city of Chengdu, The Temple House offers convenient access to an exploration of the vibrant surrounding attractions, complemented by a soothing spa and range of nutritious healthy food and beverages. To celebrate the start of 2019, the hotel has unveiled a new 3-night Check-in to Chengdu experience to give guests the opportunity to actively explore the city by foot or bike, before unwinding in the award-winning spa and refueling with healthful dishes, such as vegan Sichuan hotpot and specially selected green teas.
Chengdu is world-famous for its Giant Panda population, and The Temple House is located just half an hour from the Chengdu Research Base. A popular experience among guests, the hotel team offer guided tours of the vast base, as guests explore and spend valuable face time with China’s national icon.
Having increased their pedometer count visiting the Pandas, guests can then make use of The Temple House’s Bamboo Bicycles for a sustainable way to explore the city. Visitors can opt to cycle on their own path or take part in a guided tour, ticking off nearby attractions including Lang Bridge, Jiuyan Bridge, Wangjiang Park and Sichuan University.
Guests can also opt to start the new year right by taking part in a traditional Buddhist ceremony at the nearby Chengdu Daci Temple Cultural and Commercial Complex with a focus on reflection, gratitude and wellness.
After an active morning exploring Chengdu, The Temple House’s MI XUN SPA offers a calming respite from the city with knowledgeable therapists and results-driven treatments. The spa combines the best of traditional Chinese treatments with modern wellness innovations, with carefully selected high performance treatments from renowned international spa brands such as Meseostic and the innovative THÉMAÉ range, which harnesses the natural benefits of tea using its four-teas extract (Complexe des 4 Thés®).
Spanning 900 square metres, MI XUN SPA features eleven treatment rooms, including two VIP experience suites, as well as a tea house and retail store. The House Discovery Experience includes the spa’s popular Signature Bamboo Massage for two, which uses a combination of the traditional bamboo canes and hand strokes to ease out the nodules and muscle tension, with a choice of four oil blends; relaxing, MIXUN bespoke, energising or stretching.
Following their treatment, guests may unwind in the adjoining Teahouse and enjoy freshly-brewed premium teas, selected for their natural medicinal benefits according to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), to complement and boost the effects of their spa treatment. The refined vegan menu at MI XUN Teahouse is in turn inspired by the healthful dishes once served at Daci Temple, and guests can enjoy a Teahouse Hotpot Set Dinner for 2 as part of their stay.
Combining adventure with relaxation, The Temple House is committed to offering a unique holistic experience, showcasing the rich culture of Chengdu, combined with the luxury and personalized service synonymous with The House Collective. The 3-night experience starts from USD930 and includes:
- 3 nights accommodation for 2
- Daily breakfast
- A guided cycling tour of the city for 2
- 1-hour Signature Bamboo Massage for 2
- A Teahouse Hotpot Set Dinner for 2
- A guided tour of the Chengdu Research Base can be arranged for an additional price
Terms and conditions apply. For more information and bookings, please visit https://www.thetemplehousehotel.com
Check-in to Chengdu is the first of what will become a House Discovery series, which will be rolled out across all properties in The House Collective throughout 2019. More news on the new experiences in the series will be unveiled in due course.
The Temple House
The Temple House is located in the heart of the city within the Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li 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. The Temple House also offers a dynamic collection of outlets including The Temple Café – the French bistro-style all-day dining restaurant, TIVANO – an authentic Italian restaurant, JING Bar featuring handcrafted cocktails and live DJs, MIXUN Teahouse and Spa.
The House Collective
The House Collective, including The Opposite House, The Upper House and The Temple House, The Middle House (opening in April 2018) is a group of small, individual hotels in Asia for seasoned travelers who seek a different, intimate and personalised experience in luxury travel. Each with its own distinctive character and sense of style, The House Collective is a group of refined, highly individual hotels that defy comparison.
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 travelled individually minded travellers who seek originality, style and personalised 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, EAST, Beijing, The Temple House, Chengdu and EAST, Miami. The Middle House in Shanghai, our latest addition, opened in April 2018.
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 2015, follow by the second Plat du Jour opened in Pacific Place in 2016. Our latest addition, Republic, a sub-brand of Public opened in Taikoo Place in December 2017.