An ancient city filled with a rich history, temples, and tea houses, Beijing has consistently reinvented itself to adapt to changing times and shifts in culture. It is the best of both worlds in the far east. Choosing from the many luxury hotels in Beijing could make or break your holiday. Thankfully Beijing has a multitude of luxury options for the discerning traveler. We’ve compiled a list of our three favorite boutique hotels but unfortunately, you’re going to have a tough decision to make – they’re all fantastic!
Photo: Hotel Éclat
The Hotel Éclat has one of the most striking presences on the Beijing skyline. While this boutique hotel was designed with the business traveler in mind, it has more to offer than just business accommodations. The Hotel Éclat has 100 luxury rooms, including 20 suites which were individually styled and have their own private indoor terraces and lagoons. Within its unique architectural design, guests will experience a fusion of comfort, luxury, and art in the heart of Beijing. These accommodations include delicious cuisine, excellent guest services, and a mall with the best shopping. You may be hard-pressed to explore the city when you’re staying at a place with everything you need or want.
The Opposite House
Photo: The Opposite House
The Opposite House sits right in the heart of Beijing. With its perfect blend of contemporary style and traditional Chinese design, the spacious hotel has nearly 100 rooms. The hotel’s restaurants and bars are popular destinations in Taikoo Li Sanlitun for both visitors and locals alike. The hotel’s quirky name comes from the Mandarin term for a guesthouse that sits on the opposite side of the courtyard of a traditional Chinese home.
Your room in The Opposite House may feel like you are staying in the middle of an art gallery. The space is not only filled with art but is also a work of art itself. The Opposite House acts as the perfect home base for any visit to Beijing.
Commune by the Great Wall
Photo: Commune by the Great Wall
Billed as China’s New Architectural Trophy, Commune by the Great Wall is a destination in and of itself. Comprised of 40 villas with 175 suites, the hotel also features three restaurants and all the luxury amenities you could need. In fact, choosing a villa could be difficult. The villas were designed by 12 renowned Asian architects and each has its own appeal.
One very special perk of Commune is the private path which leads to a non-restored section of the Great Wall of China. A visit to this untouched piece of history will make you appreciate the portions that have been restored even more.
We should apologize for not making your decision easy. With the wealth of unique luxury hotels in Beijing, can you blame us? Beijing has everything one desires in a luxury vacation: the history, the beauty, the culture, and the finest accommodations. Perhaps this list will prove more useful, since one visit is likely not going to be enough. Do you know of other luxury hotels in Beijing? Let us know in the comments!