CHAO, a Multi-Faceted Concept for Contemporary Living

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Meaningful Travel Create The Good Life Together 

A New Landmark in Beijing 

Situated in the heart of China’s cultural, commercial and culinary capital, CHAO is housed in a modernised geometric, glass-fronted 26-storey tower in Sanlitun, Beijing’s most happening district. 

Reflecting the local avant-garde scene, CHAO was created in 2016 as a destination for guests to connect, discover and share experiences, featuring 180 design-led rooms, a 15,000 square metre Clubhouse space as well as a 3000 square metre Art Center featuring the city’s most exciting exhibitions and events. 

Create the Good Life Together 

CHAO’s mission is to provide the Good Life – one where discovery and sharing are made effortless and connections seamless and accessible. Focusing on excellence in both hospitality and design, CHAO’s spaces are suited to every context, from striving for constant personal and professional growth to connecting and sharing ideas with like-minded people contributing to a meaningful cause, mindful of the wellbeing of the world and the self. 

Find yourself in CHAO 

Relax, work, connect and socialise in comfort. CHAO’s guestrooms blend a smart aesthetic with a sense of familiarity and belonging. From a crafted selection of reading to the décor of original art pieces, each room exudes the culture and community of CHAO. Comfort begins here, but we encourage exploration and pleasure in everything our facilities have to offer. Our gym is outfitted with the latest fitness equipment for guests to keep in step with their healthy lifestyle. 

Featuring an artfully chosen collection of books, the 24-hour library is a place for guests to curl up and read or catch up on work in our business center. The soaring arches of The Glasshouse canopy this inspiring venue ideal for high profile talks, exhibitions, fashion shows, wedding ceremonies and cocktail parties of up to 200 guests. The serene third-floor Penthouse lounge and event space is an urban oasis with an outdoor swimming pool, rooftop garden and cabana seating perfect for recreation or repose. 

CHAO’s 72 Artists and Their Guests features a cultural and stylistic range of artistic vision implemented in 72 of our guestrooms. Each unique installation bridges the professional lives of guests with an unparalleled experience of art and artist alike. CHAO’s vision for Spring Festival 2019 was to express a living history, a new year steeped in the depths of tradition. The gravitas of CHAO’s “Red Gate” corridor symbolized the rich history of Beijing and our unique place amidst centuries of culture and heritage. 

CHAO Art Center:An Experiential Performance Space 

CHAO’s Art Center is a forward-looking international hub for art and culture. By planning, organizing and hosting multi-disciplinary events and exhibitions, it is a platform for the exchange of ideas linking opinion-leaders and young creators from various fields. A standalone feature of the Art Center is CHAO Printmaking Studio. Our residency program attracts collaboration from artists around the world. Guided workshops make the space open and accessible to art forward individuals seeking new methods of expression and creation. CHAO Art Center owns its signature projects and hosts a range of leading annual exhibitions in a unique frontier for art to thrive. 

CHAO’s after dark event series Night Museum reimagines nightlife by elevating the experience of art and culture aficionados. Through interaction, art becomes a lived social act, opening the door to a myriad of future possibilities. The Night Museum series continues to explore new content, providing an evolving calendar for CHAO guests. The Delirium Warehouse exhibition was launched last November as a feature kick off to the “Wo Art CHAO” project.

At CHAO, we believe art shouldn’t be caged in a series of sterile white boxes. Through an arrangement of media forms and spatial planning, this exhibition made art open and accessible to all those interested in making contact. Our 2019 Summer Exhibition themed “seeing” and “printing” will explore the phenomenon leading from perception to creation. 

The Taste of CHAO 

The CHAO Living Room features an inspired menu of home-cooked cuisine, served to share and accented by seasonal and regional ingredients. Our casual and friendly service encourages conversation for a lively and social atmosphere. In the sun-filled Drawing Room guests can begin their day with breakfast in the morning light, indulge in signature dishes or treat themselves to authentic English afternoon tea. For those interested in embellishing their culinary prowess, our open kitchen hosts small workshops and cooking classes. In 2019, CHAO’s menu is undergoing a reformation to reflect our commitment to health conscious and sustainable choices. The good life is Centerd around a healthy diet and our chefs are working towards this end without compromising the exquisite flavours our menu is known for. 

Our Club Bar proffers an inspired selection of top shelf spirits, gourmet cocktails and champagnes. It is the perfect place to unwind and converse in the care of our expert mixologists. An alluringly curated wine cellar featuring the best Champagne selection in town serves as a social event space and intimate tasting bar. As the second whiskey festival in Beijing, CHAO WHISKY+ BEIJING 2019 will be held April 6th through 7th. Showcasing over 40 exhibitors, 100 whiskey brands and 1,000 varieties of whiskey, this event will mark the beginning for CHAO as a leading venue in the Beijing whiskey scene. 

THE CLUBHOUSE—Building connections through community 

Discovery, innovation, shared experiences and a common passion are cornerstones for creating the Good Life. The Clubhouse offers guests the opportunity to plug into the local community while connecting with like-minded people. Membership includes access to all club spaces, including multipurpose working areas, the gym, and the full CHAO events program. Members can expand their horizons with events ranging from Ballet workshops in cooperation with the Royal Academy of Dance to our Fitness Workshops in partnership with SpaceCycle and Lululemon. 

CHAO is a locale for social-minded, art conscious, originative people to gather, experience, create and engage in the evolution of art, culture and shared values. 

We believe in responsibility— to ourselves, to others, and to the environment. Wellness begins with the self and finds its form in every facet of life. Our vision is a modern Epicureanism where the good life is a balance we create together, for a felicitous present and promising future.