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How Aman turned a centuries-old Chinese village into a five-star resort

With the help of a passionate Chinese businessman, Aman Resorts saved and restored an entire village from the Qing and Ming dynasties

Nikki Ekstein | Bloomberg 

In reforested woodlands 20 miles southwest of Shanghai, a stunning new hotel is taking shape, one ancient brick at a time. When it opens in early January, Amanyangyun, the 31st hotel in the Aman portfolio and the company’s most ambitious project to date, will join a crowded scene of red-hot Chinese debuts. Only a few miles away, Capella has recently restored an entire corridor of 1930s shikumen townhouses to create a standard-setting hotel for the burgeoning financial hub; in Hong Kong, the soon-to-pop Murray is resurrecting a locally beloved building with a no-expenses-spared design by ...

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First Published: Sat, December 02 2017. 00:36 IST