A walk upstairs reveals that, at garden level, this stepped effect is grassed, designed to looks like a Sichuan terraced paddy field. It's just one example of how the integration of unique architecture, landscape and interior design is key to this new design hotel. "Designing a hotel is not about applying a formula but about really trying to get a sense of place director of British architectural firm MAKE and lead architect on The Temple House, Katy Ghahremani, tells me. "Chengdu has a very friendly, laid-back.
It will be a mix of hotel and retail and like its unique sister properties, it will be a game-changer. TRIP NOTES GETTING THERE Cathay Pacific Australia operates more than 70 non-stop flights a week from Australia to Hong Kong, including four daily flights from Sydney and three flights a day from Melbourne. The flight from Hong Kong to Chengdu is just over two hours. Dragonair, a member of the Cathay Pacific group, flies from Hong Kong to Chengdu return. See. STAYING THERE The House.