Westin Beijing Financial Street
Beijing, 100140, China
TEL: (800) 937-8461
The 486-room Westin exudes a calm, resort-like atmosphere that belies its location smack in the middle of Beijing’s financial district. Perhaps it’s the pretty garden and the serene heated pool, with a poolside bar. Or the 22,760-square-foot spa with aromatherapy steam rooms and infinity-edge bathtubs. There's also a "bathologist" on call for guests in the Renewal rooms and suites. All this might sound gimmicky, but after a day of the capital’s notorious traffic and smog, guests—mostly business road warriors—welcome the escape. As do well-heeled locals, who gather with their families for the popular Sunday brunch.
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Renewal suites, with "bathologist" services including a facemask and oil treatment. Guests also have access to the executive club lounge.
Head to the Houhai Hutong district for house-made pastas at Mercante (4 Fangzhuanchang Hutong, Dongcheng district; 86-10-8402-5098), a tiny authentic Italian restaurant run by a native of Emilia-Romagna.