Holidaymakers in Qufu, the birthplace of renowned philosopher Confucius, will be forgiven for not spotting the JW Marriott hotel the first time round. With its sloping roofs and timber columns, the new luxury hotel blends seamlessly into its neighbourhood, which includes the UNESCO-protected Confucius Temple it sits next to.
Designed by award-winning studio LTW Designworks, the hotel takes inspiration from the ancient heritage of The Analects. The result is a hospitality concept that retains modern minimalism while paying tribute to its historical surroundings – a true study in cultural elegance.
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