In Beijing, 
a New Hutong

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The year-old Waldorf Astoria Beijing just debuted a totally unique hutong courtyard. Hutongs, alleys that connect courtyard homes, were popularized during the Ming Dynasty. The star of Waldorf’s offering, with its ridged roof tiles and red doors, is a three-floor villa, complete with an underground pool.

Villa, from $19,300 a night; 5-15 Jinyu Hutong; 86-10/8520-8989.