If you thought the Forbidden City was the height of grandeur in the Chinese capital, then you need to see some of the luxury hotels Beijing has to offer. From lavish apartments to sleek boutique rooms, treat yourself to a sumptuous stay at these eight high-end hotels in Beijing, China.
The Roman jewellery house has forged a reputation for luxury, and Bulgari’s Beijing hotel is no exception. Its 119 five-star suites are some of the largest in the Chinese capital and many look over the Liangma River in Beijing’s upscale embassy district. The Bulgari Hotel Beijing includes a bejewelled lobby area, cutting-edge gym, luxe swimming pool, full-service spa, as well as three-Michelin-star Italian restaurant Niko Romito. There’s even a Maserati that guests can take for a spin.
This five-star boutique hotel is a member of the exclusive Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, and when you take a peek at the 102 guest rooms, it’s easy to see why. The jewel of the glistening Parkview Green complex, the Hotel Éclat is particularly popular among business travellers and couples for its around-the-clock gym and business centre, countless dining options, sunny terrace and garden, and the glitzy mall within the building.
The InterContinental brand is a mark of quality, and you can enjoy the hotel group’s signature accommodation on the banks of the Liangma River in Sanlitun. Sleek design runs through the 309 rooms, indoor pool, fully equipped gym and array of dining options. The five bars and restaurants are a particular highlight – choose from Ying Japanese, Top Tapas, Char Dining Room and Lounge, Lobby Lounge and Top Bar.
Rosewood operates dozens of hotels and resorts in every corner of the planet, but its first Chinese venture is something special. The hotel is an architectural masterpiece that fuses ultra-modern design with traditional Chinese elements throughout its 282 lavish apartments, lush garden and glam pool. Rosewood Beijing also contains six restaurants and a nightclub – don’t miss the signature Black Gold afternoon tea at Bistrot B Lounge.
The 176 beautifully styled rooms make this five-star property feel more like a boutique hotel than a chain franchise. The exterior is copper and bronze, the staircase is gold, the walls are lined with silk and every square inch of the place oozes sophistication. The Waldorf Astoria is peppered with authentic Chinese details – there’s a Ming Dynasty-inspired courtyard, traditional spa therapies and award-winning Asian brasseries – and the location is another huge advantage: it’s only a kilometre from the walls of the Forbidden City.
Welcome to one of Beijing’s most urbane boutique hotels. Located in the middle of Sanlitun, CHAO contains a very contemporary common area (dubbed The Clubhouse), a business centre (The Work Club) and an exhibition space (The Art Center). The 4.5-star property also contains 180 tasteful rooms that are notable for their monochromatic design and bespoke Japanese furniture, two trendy restaurants and a large outdoor pool.
This five-star hotel comes with all the luxuries guests expect from the Four Seasons brand – 313 opulent rooms, three high-end restaurants, three relaxing bars and lounges, and a fully equipped 24-hour gym and business centre. Occupying a skyscraper towering high above the embassy district, the Four Seasons Beijing is all about relaxation – there’s a tranquil tea garden, a sun-drenched pool and even a serene lobby lounge lined with 400 stainless-steel butterflies fluttering through the central atrium.
This small boutique hotel earns rave reviews for its friendly service, its central location and its authentic Chinese character. The 14 suites surround a traditional Beijing courtyard and a leafy rooftop terrace that both invite guests to relax in the sun. Hotel Cote Cour Beijing also includes a restaurant with a bar and lounge, a library, a business centre and free bike hire to explore the surrounding area.