Offering everything from tea ceremonies on arrival to an on-site brewery and a gym with The Rock’s seal of approval, the hotels in Beijing’s Central Business District are among the city’s best. Check out Culture Trip’s pick of the six best hotels in the CBD.
Located in the Chaoyang District directly opposite the CCTV Tower, Rosewood Beijing’s design and glam offerings make it a glitzy option. Spacious rooms with stunning views are thoughtfully decorated with art and accessories, while the hotel’s generous outdoor space provides a serene environment in which guests can wander. Six restaurants and lounges cater to all tastes, and a yoga studio, fitness centre and spa offer additional indulgences.
As part of the China World Mall North shopping centre in Guomao, Hotel Jen is surrounded by the area’s most popular restaurants and shops. Featuring a gastropub with an on-site brewery, a Chinese restaurant, a co-working hub and a 3,500-square-metre (37,673-square-foot) fitness centre – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson once Instagrammed a gym session here – Hotel Jen offers a perfect base from which to explore the town.
A short walk from Jintaixizhao subway station, Kerry Hotel is well-suited to a range of guests. The swanky sports centre spans two levels and includes a tennis court and basketball courts. The rooms, which have city views, are decorated in a neutral, modern style with wood furnishings. There are also three restaurants and two bars that are well worth a visit.
Inside the city’s glass, pyramid-shaped Parkview Green, the luxurious Hotel Eclat draws in business travellers mainly because of its prime location. Themed room options add an arty, cool vibe; the extravagant lagoon suites are particularly eye-catching. The hotel’s award-winning restaurants, including Opera Bombana, complete the package.
At the quieter end of the city’s business area in Dawanglu, The Ritz-Carlton is a luxury hotel that blends a traditional English aesthetic with local touches, such as an in-room tea ceremony on arrival. Rooms are decorated to resemble an English country manor, with features including marble bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes and living areas. Dining options include Italian and dim sum.
The JW Marriott is a modern yet stylish alternative to the British hotel brand. Rooms feature plush bedding and home comforts; some even feature a TV over the bathtub. With multiple dining options – the steakhouse is especially renowned – a 24-hour gym and an indoor swimming pool, JW Marriott covers all the bases.