Commune by the Great Wall
Designed by 12 Asian architects, Commune by the Great Wall is definitely one of the coolest hotels in Beijing. It blends innovative architectural style with natural scenery. The hotel consists of 40 villas, including 175 suites and 11 presidential suites, which are all contemporary and uniquely characteristic. The innovative Commune by the Great Wall was exhibited at the 2002 La Biennale de Venezia and won a special prize. It was also hailed by Business Week in as a new architectural wonder of China.
Double Happiness Beijing Courtyard Hotel
Housed in an 200-year-old siheyuan (quadrangle), Double Happiness Beijing Courtyard Hotel is a nostalgic hotel in which you can fully experience Chinese architectural style and culture. Moreover, the former owner of this siheyuan was a famous scholar in Qing dynasty called Ji Yun (1724-1805). There are 32 suites, and every room is unique in style, décor, and interior design. They offer both Eastern and Western-style restaurants in order to cater for different tourists, and you can also go to their stylish bar for a relaxing drink.
Aman at Summer Palace Beijing
Situated in Yiheyuan, the royal garden, Aman at Summer Palace Beijing is an elegant and peaceful hotel in which you can totally relax and refresh yourself. The décor of the hotel is elegant as well, saturated with wooden furniture, floor and window frames, numerous Chinese antiques, paintings and calligraphy, as well as linen curtains and bedding. Besides its fabulous design, Aman also offers a wide range of facilities, including a library, cinema, gym, and squash court, providing tourists with an extremely great holiday.
The Emperor Beijing Forbidden City
From the vintage-style exterior of The Emperor Beijing Forbidden City, you would not know it is such a modern and innovative boutique hotel, with an interior designed by a famous German design studio, Graft Labs. There are 56 rooms, and each one has its own unique style and design, providing a totally different experience upon each stay. The designers have made good use of colors, lighting, and mirrors so as to make the rooms look more spacious and comfortable. At night, you can go to their roof terrace, appreciating the stunning view of the Forbidden City.
Red Wall Garden Hotel
The Red Wall Garden Hotel is a homely hotel providing various types of comfortable rooms which are suitable for either personal vacations or business trips. Their rooms are fine and spacious – with wooden furniture, beautiful carpets and a nostalgic stair, the two-story suite is particularly nice and suitable for a big family or a group of friends. Their staff aim at providing tourists with a homelike and friendly environment so everyone working there is very nice and helpful, always caring about the residents.
Housed in a former primary school, Face Hotel is a very elegant and artistic hotel decorated with plentiful eye-catching paintings and antiques. You can also find the owner’s personally collected artwork in the restaurants, bar, and garden, which make the hotel really fine and attractive. The main color tone of their rooms is red, as the bedding, carpets and window frames are mostly red in color, emphasizing the Chinese style. There are three restaurants which serve Thai, Indian, and Chinese cuisine respectively, and their Face Bar is great as well, offering a good selection of cocktails, beers, wines, and non-alcoholic drinks.
Face Hotel, 26 Dongcaoyuan, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China, +86 10 6551 6738
The HuLu Hotel
Hidden in a hutong and housed in an ancient siheyuan (quadrangle), The HuLu Hotel is definitely a great residence for you to experience the old Beijing life and culture. The décor of the hotel is noteworthy – chairs, desks, wardrobes, doors, and floor are all made of wood or bamboo, and beautiful Chinese paintings and calligraphy are used to decorate the rooms, providing residents with nostalgic and antique feelings. The location is also amazing as the bustling Wangfujing Street and Tienanmen Square are all within walking distance.
New World Beijing Hotel
Staying in the New World Beijing Hotel, you probably should not miss their fabulous breakfast, where they serve a fabulous selection of Eastern and Western food, including their delicious homemade sausages, salamis and pastries. Their rooftop bar is also amazing, great music is kept playing and you can enjoy a nice drink with a soft breeze and the beautiful scenery of the city. The location of the hotel is great as well, being very near to the metro station and some main tourist spots, such as Tienanmen and Tian Tan (Temple of Heaven).
Mixing Western style and technology with traditional Chinese architecture, The Orchid is an interesting and lovely hotel providing great services and food for residents. They offer brunch from 10am to 2:30pm, so you can relaxingly enjoy a late breakfast in which you can try their delicious homemade bread and jams, and you can have your meals or drinks on The Orchid’s lovely terrace. Their rooms are cosy and entertaining, as you can watch plentiful channels and movies through the high-tech Apple TV.
The Orchid, 65 Baochao Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China, +86 10 8404 4818
Hotel Eclat Beijing
Decorated with many great paintings and sculptures, including some fantastic artwork by Salvador Dali, the boutique Hotel Eclat Beijing is definitely one of the most artistic hotels in Beijing, and their numerous cool art pieces really make the hotel look more like an art museum rather than just a residence. Their suites are nice; most of their rooms include balconies, so residents can relaxingly enjoy the stunning scenery of Beijing at night. There are plentiful high-tech gadgets as well, so you will never feel bored while staying in Hotel Eclat Beijing.