Grace Hotel, Beijing
Beijing’s 798 Art District is home to converted warehouses aplenty, but Grace Hotel—a former crystal factory—stands out for its high-end contemporary Chinese design. Open since 2011, Grace has 30 rooms in five categories, ranging from the tiny Artist Studios (each with a single bed) to the Grace Suite, a large south-facing space with photos by photographer Chi Peng and a trendily furnished living area. Champagne breakfasts, a gorgeously graffitied courtyard and proximity to Beijing’s most exciting galleries are drawing visitors in droves. Rooms start at $125; Jiuxianqiao Lu, 2 Hao Yuan, 798 Yishu Qu, 706 Hou Jie 1 Hao; 86-10/6436-1818; gracehotels.com.