The Opposite House in Beijing will unveil an extensive renovation with the official grand reopening taking place in September. The revamp will include brand new and redesigned spaces, spanning from a reimagined lobby/reception area by Kengo Kuma (who also designed the stadium for the Tokyo Olympics next year); two completely new restaurants, Frasca (an Italian eatery that will utilize local Chinese ingredients) and Superfly (a take on China’s “fly restaurant” concept serving Sichuan cuisine); new bar and lounge, UNION; three new art gallery event spaces for the hotel’s rotating art exhibitions and events; hotel room updates; and more.
Superfly is designed by New York-based design firm AvroKO. Featuring a retro and eclectic vibe, taking elements from Chinese pop culture as well as western influences, it will be led by Michelin-starred Chef Li Dong. UNION (shown), also designed by AvroKO, features modern and whimsical touches inspired by the feel of an artist’s studio, and is complete with a special spice wall and a cocktail menu inspired by the ancient Silk Road.
Photo: Courtesy of The Opposite House