Beijing, China is filled with both historical and modern architecture. From the ancient Forbidden City, the Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties, to Tiananmen Square's pedestrian plaza where Mao Zedong's mausoleum lays, Beijing has retained its rich, cultural heritage. The city is also a large and modern one. Modern architecture and conveniences are intermingled with history.
For 800 years, Beijing has been China's capital. The variety of things to do and see is vast. The city is large but charming. When visiting Beijing for pleasure, there are several important sites not to miss. There are too many historical monuments to list, but the Forbidden City, the Imperial Palace, Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall are fascinating. The charming outdoor markets of Beijing should be enjoyed. There is also luxury shopping in this modern city. Beijing's nightlife includes the theater, music and the hottest night clubs. Beijing is easy to get around in. As the central hub of China's transportation system, traveling the city or its outskirts is convenient.
When visiting Beijing, there are many luxury hotels to choose from to enjoy your travel in style and comfort.
Here are 5 of the finest hotels in Beijing.
Hotel Eclat - $300 and up a night
Located at Parkview Green in the Central Business District, Hotel Eclat offers 5 star luxury in the heart of Beijing. This 100 room boutique hotel includes 20 individually designed suites to provide comfort and luxury for guests. The modern exterior houses the sleek and stylish interior with museum quality artwork. The location offers easy access to transportation, dining, shopping and entertainment.
Each guest room and suite at Hotel Eclat offers the finest amenities and comfort. Staying at this luxury hotel offers 24 access to thee Eclat Lounge and its complimentary breakfast bar where you can also enjoy refreshments and snacks. A complimentary drink at the George's Bar is included. Each room offers a minibar, coffee and tea. Media services are included. A Panasonic message chair is the perfect way to relax at the end of the day, and a pillow menu offers a selection of Down or Wheat pillows. Suites are uniquely decorated and include a suite with a terrace, deluxe lagoon suite, Champ Elysee suite, Miami and Presidential suites.
The Hotel Eclat offers the finest services and amenities. A 24 hour butler service is available for each of the suites. Hotel staff work hard to make sure your stay is the most comfortable and enjoyable. The gym is open 24 hours a day. Fine dining is available in-room and in the hotel's lounge. There are also casual restaurants within Parkview Green including Alfie's Beijing, Sun Ming Yuen and George's Bar and Restaurant. In addition, Hotel Eclat offers meeting and event facilities. From small boardrooms to elegant banquet halls, Hotel Eclat will accommodate all event needs in a beautiful and unique setting.
Rosewood Beijing - $262 and up per night
The Rosewood provides 5 star accommodations and services in the Chaoyang District in the heart of Beijing. Mixing traditional Chinese with modern amenities, the hotel combines the past and present to create a luxurious and singular experience. The best of Beijing can be found within the Rosewood. One focus of the Rosewood's interior design, is magnificent artwork that brings China's heritage and culture into the heart of the hotel.
Rosewood features 282 guest rooms each appointed in luxury and comfort. Natural sophistication mixed with Oriental ornamentation, floor to ceiling windows and fine art create the ambiance of each guest room. Spacious bathrooms help guests offer comfort and style. Suites offer some of the largest hotel rooms in Beijing. The Manor Club is a cozy and private executive lounge for members only.
Rosewood has some of the finest dining venues in Beijing. These include Bistrot B Lounge and Bar, Bistrot B, Red Bowl, Country Kitchen, The House of Dynasties, and Mei. A Sense of Taste is a culinary program that offers guests culinary tours to connect with local restaurants. Other amenities include Sense, the Rosewood's spa, a fitness studio, a yoga studio, and a swimming pool including a Jacuzzi and sauna. The Rosewood offers meeting and event rooms with amenities and technology. Rosewood will coordinate a fairytale wedding at the hotel facilities.
NUO Hotel - $225 and up per night
NUO is a newer luxury hotel in Beijing that uses Ming Dynasty influence to intertwine Chinese culture with modern convenience and environmental sustainability. Ming Dynasty scholars, philosophers, artists, poets and explorers are honored throughout the hotel. Located in the Chaoyang District in the heart of Beijing, NUO is the perfect location for a home away from home whether for business or pleasure.
There are 438 guest rooms and suites that offer understated, serene luxury. King beds and marble baths offer luxurious respite. Walk in wardrobes and valet cupboards provide space for your belongings. Rooms include a Park View Studio, Premier, NUO Club, Grand Club, Residence Suite, Chairman Suite, and Presidential Suite.
Restaurants within NUO Hotel include N'Joy, JIA, Yuan Tea House, NUO'KI, O'Bar, the Lobby Lounge, and U'DELI. International chefs from 10 countries create culinary creations. The NUO Spa offers top treatments in a peaceful environment. NUO also offers gests access to a their state of the art fitness room, yoga studio and 25-meter heated pool. NUO offers event space from executive board rooms to large ballrooms which includes catering services.
The Opposite House - $225 and up per night
The Opposite House is a unique and luxurious hotel located in the heart of Beijing. The 99 room hotel offers excellent 5 star service in an elegant atmosphere. The hotel was designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and blends modern architecture with large spaces with Chinese tradition. Located in the Chaoyang District, the hotel is close to shopping, dining, entertainment and site seeing excursions.
Guest rooms at The Opposite are spacious and comfortable. Rooms and suites are decorated with a mix of sparse modernity and Chinese traditional aspects making a clean, tranquil place to rest. Guest rooms range from 45 square meters to 115 square meters. The Penthouse Suite is 390 meters. Rooms offer the finest hotel amenities.
Fine dining and cocktails in The Opposite House. Jing Yaa Tang serves traditional, classic Chinese. Sureno offers a fun atmosphere and an open kitchen. Pizza, grilled meatss and southern European cuisine can be enjoyed at Sureno. The Opposite House also offers a more casual, family friendly dining venue with its Village Café. The lounge, Mesh, offers cocktails and wine as well as an extensive menu. The Opposite House also offers an extensive in-room menu for guests.
Other hotels amenities include fitness and event services. A well-equipped gym and tranquil pool can be enjoyed by guests. Event services and facilities at The Opposite House include private dining, meeting and larger event spaces. Multifunctional venues serve as space for any event, and The Opposite House provides excellent service.
Kerry Hotel - $180.00 and up per night
Kerry Hotel is located on Guanghua Road and offers a comfortable, sophisticated and chic hotel experience. Located near transportation, dining, shopping and entertainment, Kerry Hotel is easily accessible. Enjoy warm, friendly service in a luxurious respite during your stay in Beijing.
Guest rooms are well appointed. Spacious, contemporary designs with large windows and modern décor provide a comfortable place to rest. Rooms are from 34 to 52 square meters and feature top line amenities. Aside from the deluxe guest rooms, Kerry Hotel offers executive, specialty and presidential suites.
There are multiple dining possibilities at Kerry Hotel. Kerry's Pantry offers a casual environment for sandwiches, fresh juice and smoothies or yogurt parfait. The Horizon Chinese Restaurant offers authentic and signature cuisine including wood-fired Beijing duck. Centro is an award winning nightclub and lounge to enjoy with friends. Vinotheque is a wine bar that offers dining service as well.
Kerry Hotel has one of the largest sports clubs in the city. At 7000 square meters, it is a fitness facility that offers health and wellness activities and social activities for guests. It includes a fitness studio, indoor swimming pool, child's wading pool, gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, and massage and reflexology treatments.
Meeting and event's are held in the one of many rooms. From small business meetings to large ballroom events, Kerry Hotel can accommodate just about any event. With detailed services and unique spaces, Kerry Hotel provides a unique experience for any event.
Written by Garrett Parker
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