Dalian, Liaoning, China
Overlooking Xinghai Bay and the luminous Yellow Sea from its landmark location on Wanxia Mountain, The Castle Hotel commands a magnificent presence with its European-inspired castle set amid lush foliage on Lotus Mountain. The long driveway leads up to a grand Porte Cochere that encircles a lavish fountain. It’s an outstanding special events venue with 4,000 m2 of rooftop garden with captivating sea vistas. Inspired by King Ludwig’s passion for Greek mythology, the statues of Poseidon, Aphrodite, Piper and the Four Seasons adorn the gardens. The meticulous landscaping by Lifescapes International includes themed garden structures, romantic rooftop gardens, and special accent plantings that incorporate the four essential elements: water, shade, color and fragrance.