Four Season Beijing
Located on the fringes of Beijing’s shopping and nightlife district, Sanlitun, and just 25 minutes from the airport and 45 minutes from The Great Wall, Four Seasons Beijing is an excellent choice for those looking to spend some time exploring China’s sprawling capital.
The hotel has been decorated in calming and refined coffee and cream hues, and the lobby, set back from the entrance, provides a sophisticated haven in which to relax away from the bustle of the city centre. The theme creates a traditional Chinese atmosphere, combined with contemporary comforts and style. The astonishingly bling restaurants, which are designed by the Japanese firm, Spin Design Studio, are fun and vibey, a stark contrast to the soothing décor throughout the rest of the hotel. Here, guests can expect the typical Four Seasons service which is consistently excellent.
The hotel comprises of 313 guest rooms (including 66 suites) which are set across 20 floors. The rooms open onto an impressive sky-lit atrium, which features a striking cast iron installation decorated with hundreds of cascading fluttering butterflies. The rooms are spacious and come equipped with state-of-the-art technology such as Bose sound systems and Nespresso machines. Deep-soaking bathtubs in the well-appointed en-suites are the perfect spot to unwind in the full comfort of your room. The suites are larger and better suited for families, whilst the Palace in the Sky suite, the crème de la crème, comes with a master bedroom with its own living area and exercise room, two additional bedrooms, library study, media room, kitchen and an outdoor living space with a plunge pool – ideal for the ultra-luxuriant city bolthole!
There are a number of dining options at Four Seasons Beijing; Mio is a high-energy contemporary Italian restaurant, sizzling with delicious Italian cuisine. The glitzy Cai Yi Xuan restaurant provides a sumptuous menu of d Chinese dim sum, seafood and local fare. The Tea Garden is located in the spa, perhaps one of the most impressive in the city, and serves the world’s best and rarest teas paired with imperial Chinese snacks. There is also a large indoor pool as well as a fitness centre and a yoga studio.
One of the hotels Must Do experiences is the rickshaw ride around the old hutong neighbourhoods. Explore the ancient alleys and courtyards which have been lovingly preserved for generations to come.
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