Covering the east of Beijing, Chaoyang district is blessed with a range of stylish hotels located in close proximity to shopping and nightlife. If convenience and comfort are what you’re looking for, check out our list of the 10 best hotels in Chaoyang District.
Situated in the heart of Taikoo Li shopping centre, The Opposite House is a boutique hotel where the eye-catching design, courtesy of Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, is only matched by its fantastic service. A favourite of celebrities visiting Beijing, the hotel features huge luxury studio rooms and modern facilities, including a swimming pool. The hotel’s four dining and bar options, including the elegant Jing Yaa Tang restaurant (try the excellent daily all-you-can-eat dim sum deal), are destinations in their own right. A number of Beijing’s best restaurants and bars are also conveniently located right on the hotel’s doorstep.
The bold, artistic design of this hotel is apparent from the moment you step into its unconventional entrance, a minimalist hallway without a lobby desk in sight. Chao Beijing Hotel describes itself as a hotel and clubhouse, with guests provided access to the latter during their unique stay in the middle of trendy Sanlitun. Club benefits include state-of-the-art facilities, such as a library, cellar and private cinema. The plush rooms offer skyline views, as well as a complimentary minibar and 600-thread-count linen. The hotel is also an environmentally friendly destination, supplying room items like cotton bags or pump dispensers instead of plastic bags or mini toiletries.
For truly high-class luxury accommodation in Beijing, The Bulgari Hotel Beijing is difficult to beat. Set beside Liangmaqiao River alongside peaceful natural surrounds, the sophisticated hotel is situated close to Beijing Capital International Airport and the CBD. Rooms and suites contain Italian custom-designed furniture and other attractive furnishings, while special touches include shoe shining and flasks of hot tea before bedtime. For extra pampering, check out the hotel’s 1,500-square-metre spa space, which includes a gym, pool, treatment rooms and a manicure and pedicure salon. Dine at the hotel’s Italian restaurant Il Restorante Niko Romito and enjoy a night cap at Il Bar afterwards.
Situated in Beijing’s CBD, Rosewood Hotel Beijing combines traditional Chinese elements with modern design to memorable effect. The luxurious hotel retains a warm and cosy feel, with its rooms and suites designed to resemble residential-style living spaces. The hotel’s garden offers a tranquil escape, while its six restaurants and bars provide a host of spectacular dining options – check out Country Kitchen for a refined take on traditional northern Chinese cuisine, and Mei bar for the sparkling view and live band.
Located near 798 Art District, Nuo Hotel Beijing is a beautifully designed hotel that features Chinese artworks and design throughout. Rooms are spacious and packed with thoughtful touches like extra water bottles for the room’s Nespresso machine. The hotel has six restaurants and bars – including N’Joy, an all-day international dining restaurant that features a popular Sunday brunch buffet prepared by in-house chefs. Meanwhile, Nuo’s Yuan Tea House serves boutique teas directly sourced by the hotel from tea plantations in China. Set away from the busy CBD area of Chaoyang, Nuo is a quiet, stylish escape from the bustle of the city.
A contemporary hotel within Indigo shopping mall and next to Jiangtai subway station, East Beijing promises an effortlessly chic stay. Situated near 798 Art District in the city’s northeast, the hotel also lies close to Beijing Capital International Airport. Following a clean design, the hotel uses natural materials such as wood and stone throughout for a meditative effect. Popular with business travellers thanks to its top-notch conference and gym facilities, East is also family-friendly due to its convenient location, making it easy to explore the city. The hotel’s Xian bar features an adjoining games room while Feast restaurant provides excellent casual dining, including the best pavlova in the city.
Hotel Eclat is a boutique luxury hotel located within Parkview Green, a glass pyramid-shaped shopping centre in downtown CBD. Featuring a contemporary art collection, including artworks by the likes of Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol, Hotel Eclat offers a stylish environment for discerning guests. Rooms and suites are sumptuous and well-appointed, with features such as complimentary breakfast, drinks and massage chair. Certain suites also contain their own indoor pool. The hotel’s Italian restaurant Opera Bombana is one of Beijing’s most highly-rated, while the adjoining shopping complex offers plenty of other delicious dining options, as well as a supermarket and cinema.
A grand luxury hotel in Beijing’s CBD, The Ritz-Carlton features English-style decor and fine service to match. Rooms are outfitted with classic furnishings, such as four-poster beds and marble bathrooms, while amenities include a 24-hour fitness centre, indoor pool with balcony and even a wedding chapel. The property’s Italian restaurant Barolo serves up some of the finest Italian cuisine in the city, while The Ritz-Carlton Bar is a classy place to unwind after a day of sightseeing.
China World Summit Wing Beijing boasts the best views in the city. Its prime CBD position atop China World Trade Center affords stunning outlooks across the city, including the famous CCTV Headquarters and Chang’an Avenue. Rooms are opulently designed, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and lush artworks of Chinese landscapes. The hotel houses four restaurants, both international and Chinese; don’t miss a trip up to the 80th floor to visit the Atmosphere bar. Sites like Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City are a short drive or subway ride away, and Guomao subway station is directly underground the hotel. If shopping is more your vibe, a number of upmarket malls can be found right outside.
A modern hotel located in the CBD, Kerry Hotel is a solid choice for visitors wishing to stay close to the action. Decorated in a clean, minimalist design, rooms favour both form and function, with highlights including a pillow menu and plenty of work space. A massive draw of Kerry Hotel is its impressive fitness centre – spanning 7,000 square metres, facilities include a 24-hour gym, multi-purpose court and outdoor running track. There is also a children’s playground, making the Kerry Hotel ideal for family getaways. Replenish at one of the hotel’s five restaurants and bars, like the jazz-focused Centro bar or The Horizon Chinese Restaurant, where you can enjoy wood-fired Peking duck.