Hotels in Beijing
Beijing’s hotels are largely luxury or boutique format, with massive high-rise accommodations or small-scale courtyard spots. Grand Hotel Beijing certainly has the appearance to match its title. Its ancient and artful design reflects the hotel’s view, which is over the Forbidden City itself. It is just steps away from Tiananmen Square and offers modern luxuries with an indoor pool and gourmet cuisine at restaurants on-site. The Regent Bejing is one of the best hotels in Beijing and offers 500 rooms with five-star facilities and accommodations. The hotel is less than a mile from the Forbidden City and right along the central shopping street.
Hotel Kunlun is located in Beijing’s Central Business District (CBD) and overlooks the scene Liangma River. The restaurants in the hotel serve Sichuan cuisine, as well as Vietnamese, Thai, Korean and Japanese. Radegast Lake View Hotel Beijing has elegant rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the city or Longtan Lake. It’s also only a 10-minute drive from the Temple of Heaven, a historical site that is worth the trip.
This enormous, curved glass tower just a stone’s throw from the shops of Wangfujing has a lot going for it: super-solicitous service; excellent in-house dining and entertainment; and the most outrageously over-the-top indoor “urban resort” in the city—the 4,921-square-foot Club Oasis, where a vas
24-story building on well-manicured grounds. The Chi spa offers treatments from Thailand, Tibet, and China.
The eagerly anticipated Mandarin Oriental, Beijing, in a dramatically angled tower within the Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren–designed CCTV complex, is slated for completion in 2008.
372 spacious, wood-accented rooms. Tech amenities include smart phones with free instant messaging and a lobby bar filled with Macs and PC's.
Amanresorts’ first foray into China is a cocoon of quiet sophistication near the heart of the frenzied capital.
The charming hotel is located in a small hutong near the Jiugulou subway stop.
Muted spa-like rooms (blond-wood furniture; white leather sofas) atop a 66-story skyscraper—the tallest on Chang’an Avenue.
One of the most aesthetically dramatic properties in China, the Commune by the Great Wall has lodgings created by some of Asia’s best contemporary architects—set right alongside the most stupendous building project of the ancient world.
A serene 278-room hotel in the bustling Central Business District, resides in the top 18 floors of Beijing’s tallest building. Views extend from the Rem Koolhaas–designed CCTV tower to the golden rooftops of the Forbidden City and beyond.
Beijing’s toniest hotel became even tonier in 2008, thanks to a $27 million refurbishment.
This luxury business hotel in the Chaoyang district provides a center for work or play. Outside, the main entrance with a fountain sets a grand tone, and the lobby opens up to two stories with a circular staircase and five reception desks.
It’s all about location at this five-star business hotel near the center of Beijing. The 19-floor business and meeting hotel has 293 guest rooms, 75 apartments, and office space, all within a few minutes of the airport and railway and subway stations.
A mile from Tiananmen Square, with 500 streamlined rooms, top service (waiters remember how you take your coffee), and an indoor pool.
Room to Book: Deluxe rooms with Forbidden City views are rooms 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, and 20 on the fifteenth and sixteenth floors.
Located in the Dongsi historic district, this restored boutique hotel includes five rooms surrounding a small courtyard like a traditional siheyuan, a type of residence common to Beijing with a specific design-style.