Nestled in one of the four major cities in China discover the newest in the Swire Hotels portfolio of five luxury hotels, The Temple House.  Situated in the financial district of Chengdu the new hotel comprises of six historic buildings adding a striking modern new focal point within the Chengdu cityscape.

Blending modern Chinese design with the traditional bamboo frames, stone steps, and a historic Daci Temple built during the Jin Dynasty this hotel offers a contemporary interpretation in a typical courtyard house configuration.

Working your way through the hotel featuring 100 modern guest rooms and 42 apartments the hotel seeks to provide guests with a personalised and memorable experience, including their new hand picked library containing a collection of over 2,000 English and Chinese language titles.


Gain a greater sense of China to enhance your experience in The Temple House hotel, with the local and global literary trends in the comforting arms of a well selected book.

China in 10 Words 

by Yu Hua

Understanding contemporary China from 10 different perspectives.

A case of Two Cities  

by Qiu Xialong

Meet inspector Chen and enjoy a fast-paced detective story China-style.

Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A sweet-sour memoir of eating in China

by Fuchsia Dunlop

A sweet-sour memory of eating and travelling in China. It serves this magical country up on a plate.


The High Road to China: George Bogle, the Panchen Lama and the First British Expedition to Tibet

by Kate Teltscher

Captivating history the C19th attempt to open trade relations between China and East India through the intermediary of Tibet.

Global Tilt: Leading Your Business Through the Great Economic Power Shift

by Ram Chandran

How to thrive and survive in business as the global economy shifts towards China and emerging markets.