Brass Incense Burner
Within the living room area of your suite, you may see this brass incense burner, which has openwork featuring a stylised “shou”, meaning longevity. They were often used by the scholars to cultivate the mood for the writing of calligraphy, making poetry and painting.
Timber Foo Dogs
A symbol of energy and value, timber foo dogs whose origins date back as early as Han Dynasty are often found as a pair. They were commonly used to ward off evil spirits and act as protectors of buildings. You will ﬁnd them safeguarding you across the hotel and select guest rooms.
Styled after Song dynasty Cizhou wares, this headrest belongs to an era long before the arrival of ﬂuffy pillows. The hard pillow supports the natural curvature of the neck and was appreciated for their cooling effects during hot summers as it allowed air to circulate freely. Look for it in your washroom.
Being an imperial emblem, the dragon with ﬁve claws was a symbol of power which started during Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). The ﬁve-clawed dragon was depicted on the Emperor’s belongings, from his robes to his daily utensils, like this blue and white porcelain plate.