Naked Retreats has debuted its most exclusive property to date, complete with a turreted castle.
Credited with bringing Moganshanâan early-20th-century mountain resort beloved by Shanghaiâs urban eliteâback from obscurity, Naked Retreats has debuted its most exclusive property to date, complete with a turreted castle. Situated just uphill from Naked Stables, which opened in 2011, Naked Castle is perched 800 meters above sea level overlooking a verdant panorama of tea plantations and bamboo-shrouded mountains. Of the 77 farmhouse rooms and bungalows, the streamlined Cliffside suites are the ones to book: they come with huge window-front bathtubs that hang right out over the mountainside. Apart from a dramatically cantilevered infinity pool, thereâs a bowling lawn, day spa, and hiking trails to explore. The pinnacle of the resort is a re-creation of the hilltopâs original British-style castle, built by a Scottish doctor in 1910. A central stone staircase, classical soundtrack, and whisky lounge evoke bygone glamour, while its guest suitesâwith themes like Gangster, Diva, and Dungeon (complete with bedside chains)âconjure countless possibilities.
86-21/6431-8901; Naked Retreats; doubles from US$276
This article originally appeared in theÂ October/November 2017Â print issue of DestinAsian magazine (âThe Luxe List 2017: Naked Castle, Moganshanâ).