Combining contemporary Chinese decor, modern amenities, and superlative service, the Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake may be the city's most luxurious retreat. Under the pagoda-style roof you'll find spacious rooms with plush furnishings and modern amenities like docking stations for MP3 players. Many have excellent views from private terraces. L'Occitane products are featured in the bathrooms, which have soaking tubs and separate showers. Dizzying corridors lead
to the opulent Jin Sha Chinese restaurant, where garden lagoon views complement tasty dishes such as Hangzhou-style braised fish maw with goose web in abalone sauce.