Amanyangyun, Shanghai, China
Aman’s most ambitious project to date, Amanyangyun, has finally been unveiled outside Shanghai after a decade-long conservation programme. The resort is made up of an entire village of Ming and Qing dynasty houses that have been painstakingly relocated from the Jiangxi province more than 400 miles away after a modern reservoir threatened to destroy them. A rescue team of botanists also moved 10,000 sacred camphor-trees via a fleet of flat-bed trucks so today’s guests can explore the ancient forest before unwinding in the hotel spa. There are six places to eat including a Chinese restaurant serving traditional delicacies from the Jiangxi region.
From £684 a room a night (aman.com).