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The Best hotels in Beijing in our collections: Part two

With tourism in China expected to grow within the coming years, we take a look at the five-star hotels which will house the growing number of luxury travelers set to visit the country. Part two of our best hotels in Beijing post looks at three hotels, from our collection that are among the best the city, has to offer and are designed to cater to only the most discerning of travelers. For part one, click right here.

 

Aman at Summer Palace

Aman at summer palace

“Designed with royalty in mind, the Aman at Summer Palace impresses with its proximity to a UNESCO heritage site, and understated luxury looks .”

Reasons to book
  • A location that’s only a few steps from the East Gate of the Summer Palace and within short distance of the Great Wall, Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven.

  • The minimalist designs of the pavillons do a good job of looking from another era. Some pavillons used as guest houses for the Dowager Empress Cixi are left intact.

  • The service. If you’ve ever stayed at an Aman, you’ll know exactly what you’re in for. If you haven’t, don’t wait to indulge.

  • The underground spa is nothing short of incredible. With whirlpool tubs, a 25-meter pool fitness and pilates center squash courts, beauty salons, lounges and a 37 seater cinema.

  • Like in every Aman, there’s an inimitable sense of serenity about the place which you can’t help but love.

 

What makes it unique

Aman at Summer Palace - The Best Hotels in Beijing

There’s unique and there’s the Aman at Summer Palace. The only Beijing based hotel in our collections with ties to the Chinese Imperial family, and a location adjacent to a UNESCO heritage site, the Aman is truly one-of-a-kind.

Once the guesthouse of the Emperor Dowager Cixi, the Aman was used to house foreign dignitaries and royalty on their way to visit the Summer Palace and a private backdoor – accessible only to the Aman’s guests – grants access to the gardens on the palace. A staple in all Aman hotels, the Aman at Summer Palace’s spa manages to transcend the quality of what you’ve come to expect from this upmarket chain by offering a subterranean parlor of pleasure filled with everything from an indoor pool to a 37 seat cinema.

Aman at Summer Palace - Best Hotels in Beijing - The CHinese Restaurant Dining Room

The Chinese Restaurant

Aman at Summer Palace - Best Hotels in Beijing - The Library

The Library

Aman at Summer Palace - Best Hotels in Beijing - The Pavillon Dining Room

The Pavilion Dining Room

 The Aman at Summer Palace - Best Hotels in Beijing - Private Cinema

Private Cinema

 

Rooms

 

Once the guesthouse of the Empress Dowager Cixi, the rooms of the Aman at Summer Palace wear their historical lineage on their sleeve. A subtle mix of traditional Chinese architecture and the understated contemporary designs the Aman is known for, the rooms here are truly fit for royalty.

Aman at Summer Palace - Best Hotels in Beijing  - Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suite

Aman at Summer Palace - Best Hotels in Beijing - Suite - Best Hotels in Beijing

Best Hotels in Beijing – Main Suite

Aman at Summer Palace - Courtayrd Suite Main Bedroom - Best Hotels in Beijing

Best Hotels in Beijing – Courtyard Suite Main Bedroom

Aman at Summer Palace - The Best Hotels in Beijing - Bathroom

Deluxe Suite Bathroom

 

 China World Summit Wing

China World Summit Wing - Best Hotels in Beijing

“Towering heights and the pinnacle of luxury are what you’ll find in this exceptional hotel.”

 

Reasons to book: 

  • Located on the upper floors of the highest building in Beijing, the views here are unbeatable.  

  • It’s only minutes from the CBD and just opposite the China World Mall.  

  • Generously sized standard rooms are among the largest you’ll find in Beijing. The suites are gargantuan.  

  • The hotel’s understated designs are perfect (tailor-made) for its more business – centric crowd.

  • The Grill 79 restaurant makes some incredible steaks. 

 

What Makes it Unique

 

It’s not every day you get to stay in one of the highest hotels in the world. Towering 330 meters over the streets of Beijing, the China World Summit Wing obviously has incredible views to impress. But, towering vistas aside, the hotel’s up-market brand of luxury is what really impresses here. Tailor- made for the business crowd, the hotel looks like the right place to strike an important deal or to impress clients. Its location at the heart of the CBD makes getting to your meetings a cinch and shoppers will delight at the fact that the China World Mall, is literally opposite. 

 

China World Summit Wing - The Lounge Dining Room - Best Hotels in Beijing

Best Hotels in Beijing – China World Summit Wing – Dining Room

China World Summit Wing - Spa Lobby - Best Hotels in Beijing

Best Hotels in Beijing – China World Summit Wing – Dining Room

 China World Summit Wing - Best Hotels in Beijing - Restaurant

Best Hotels in Beijing – China World Summit Wing – restaurant

 

Rooms

 

Once you’re done marveling at the view, it’s the China World Summit Wing’s rooms that’ll get your pulse racing. They’re enormous, with standard rooms coming in at an impressive 55 sqm and its Presidential Suite an impressive 296 sqm. All come with massive floor to ceiling windows to soak in those breathtaking city-skyline views, and for some, the Forbidden City.

China World Summit Wing - Root Premier Suite Bed - Best hotels in Beijing

Premier Suite Room

Presidential Suite Living Room - Best Hotels in Beijing

Presidential Suite Living Room

China World Summit Wing- Best Hotels in Beijing - Premier Suite - lounge

China World Summit Wing – Best Hotels in Beijing – Premier Suite Living Room

 

 The Peninsula Beijing

 

The Peninsula Beijing - The Best Hotels in Beijing -

Reasons to book:

  •  A prime location in Wangfuijing puts you within minutes of shopping and cultural landmarks.

     

  • The Peninsula Academy Program’s list of curated activities is a great introduction to local culture.

     

  • There’s a handpicked selection of paintings and photographs from the director of the moCA Beijing to enjoy. 

  • The Peninsula Arcade offers an exceptional shopping experience right within the hotel itself.

  • It’s an all suite hotel with exceptional accommodations on offer.

 

What Makes it Special

 

It’s hard not to fall for the Peninsula Beijing’s charms. Following a recent multi million pound renovation, this legendary Grande Dame has never looked so good with a brand new indoor swimming pool and state of the art gym for you to enjoy.

 The Peninsula Beijing - Exterior

The Peninsula Beijing – Exterior

 

The Peninsula Beijing - Best Hotels in Beijing

Best Hotels in Beijing – Lobby

The Peninsula Beijing - Jing Restaurant

Best Hotels in Beijing – The Peninsula Beijing Jing Restaurant

 

The Best Hotels in Beijing - The Spa Lobby - The Peninsula Beijing

The Best Hotels in Beijing – The Peninsula Beijing Spa Lobby

 

Located right in the heart of the Wangfuijing district, the hotel puts you within minutes of Tienanmen Square, the Forbidden City and some of Beijing’s best high-end shopping. Not that you have to go far. One of the country’s leading shopping destinations, the Peninsula Arcade, is found within the hotel and stocks prestigious brands such as Bottega Veneta, A. Testoni and Bulgari.

 

Rooms

The Peninsula Beijing - Deluxe Room Living Room- Best Hotels in Beijing

The Peninsula’s generously sized entry level suites (this is an all suite hotel) are sized at 60 Sqm and its 165 Sqm Beijing Suite feels more like an high-end apartment than a hotel room. Bedecked with soothing color tones and elegant Chinese calligraphic art, the hotel’s understated luxury is a joy to behold.

The Peninsula Beijing -  Premier Suite Living Room

Best Hotels in Beijing – The Peninsula Beijing- Deluxe Room -living Room

The Peninsula Beijing - Duplex Suite Living Room-  Best Hotels in Beijing

Best Hotels in Beijing – The Peninsula Beijing- Grand Premier Suite Living Room

Best Hotels in Beijing - The Peninsula Beijing Beijing Suite Bathroom

Best Hotels in Beijing – The Peninsula Beijing- Beijing Suite Bathroom


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