Luxury Travel Advisors have handpicked the best art galleries and museums from around the world.
Chinese art has arguably the oldest continuous tradition in the world, and is marked by an unusual degree of continuity within, and consciousness of, that tradition, lacking an equivalent to the Western collapse and gradual recovery of classical styles. The media that have usually been classified in the West since the Renaissance as the decorative arts are extremely important in Chinese art, and much of the finest work was produced in large workshops or factories by essentially unknown artists, especially in the field of Chinese porcelain.
Today’s market for Chinese art, both antique and contemporary, is among the hottest and fastest-growing in the world. We design itineraries that cater especially to those interested in a deeper exploration and more textured connoisseur-ship of the domestic arts scene.
Highlights include art festivals, gallery events, expert-led contemporary art and museum tours, private studio visits including meetings with the artists, exclusive viewings of private art collections and lectures on traditional Chinese painting and the five classical arts.
Destinations in China include Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai, but as all our trips are tailor-made, we can add on any Chinese destination to your itinerary.
HAND-PICKED LUXURY HOTELS:
You know that Beijing is a city of contrasts, and Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing, is the perfect base for you to explore this vivid metropolis.
Juxtaposing the old and new, Beijing offers a shopping paradise in its new malls and night markets, as well as ancient cultural attractions like the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. You can't wait to see it all.
But before you head out to explore the city, you check into Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing. Upon arriving to your room through the marble hall, you are immediately impressed. The rooms in Valley Wing have floor-to-ceiling windows and offers grand views of the city. You notice that the interiors are designed with an elegant décor and artwork. The suite is replete with luxurious touches.
You head down to take a look at the rest of the hotel. The 3,000 sqm garden catches your attention. They make the hotel a natural retreat among the urban confines of Beijing. Strolling past Koi ponds, Chinese pavilions and soothing waterfalls, you feel immediately soothed.
When morning comes, you are greeted by a spectacular view of Xian through the room’s expansive floor-to-ceiling window. You love how a city like this makes you feel. And how a stay at Shangri-La Hotel, Xian, simply elevates the experience.
A grand welcome to Xian awaits all guests. You decide to have a rejuvenating traditional massage at the hotel’s spa before heading for a sumptuous buffet breakfast at Horizon Club Lounge. With the body and soul well-fed and energized, you embark on your very own historical expedition.
The first of Hyatt’s Andaz brand to be launched in Asia, Andaz Shanghai offers a new concept in hospitality by its marvelous hotel services. The Andaz name –‘personal style’ in Urdu, is driven by a philosophy that celebrates, respects and caters to guest’s personal style and preferences in an atmosphere that fully embraces its locale.
The hotel has 307 tastefully done up rooms and suites all offering brilliant views of the vibrant city. Its Bars and Restaurants aim to showcase the vibrant local neighbourhood and aim to become the entertainment hub of downtown Shanghai. Its main eatery, Hai Pai, blends the traditional Shanghainese food with modern flavors that reflects the neighborhood culture and style.
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Please remember all our trips are interchangeable. Why not combine Chinese Art with Style, Wonders or Gastronomy?
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