Experience Cultural Heritage at Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake. The charm of Hangzhou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
UNESCO World Heritage Site
An irreplaceable staple of Chinese cultural legacy, the West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou was officially introduced to the UNESCO World Heritage List in June 2011. The Lake, covering a substantial area of 3,322.88 hectares (13 square miles), is surrounded on three sides by hills and the fourth by the city of Hangzhou, and famously features a two-causeways-three-islands landscape pattern with ten classic scenic places, numerous heritage sites and unique plants. Moreover, its natural beauty goes through seasonal changes as a variety of flowers bloom in different times of the year, such as peach blossom in spring, lotus flower in summer, osmanthus in autumn and plum flower in the winter. Boasting a prominent location right by this watery gem, Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake is elegantly built in traditional Chinese architectural style, complete with quaint pagodas, pavilions, gardens and lush vegetation. The Hotel’s renowned hospitality and personalized service provide its guests with bone fide exclusive treatment.
UNESCO City of Crafts and Folk Art
Following the identification of West Lake as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in April 2012, Hangzhou becomes the first city in China to join UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network as City of Crafts and Folk Art. With a rich history and a long tradition of local arts and handicrafts, the city is the proud home of eight items inscribed on China’s National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, including the folk tales of The White Snake and The Butterfly Lovers. To experience Hangzhou’s artistic charm, the best way is to take a stroll along the nostalgic Hefang Street, the epitome of the city’s historical, financial, civil as well as architectural cultures, which hosts an array of long-standing handicraft workshops. Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake has ingeniously combined local folk crafts with art pieces in the Hotel, such as the handmade silk panels in guest rooms and lobby, to exhibit the rich Hangzhou culture. Guests can discover the astonishing variety of flowers and experience Hangzhou culture as well as architecture all under one roof at Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake.