Conveniently located just of the bustling Wangfujing shopping district, Waldorf's second foray into China is a sleek addition to Beijing's luxury hotel scene. The interior is designed with local influence in mind. The embroidered silk-panelled walls and black, lacquered door frames are nicely complimented by contemporary Chinese art in the public spaces. In the rooms there has been a departure from the usual Waldorf white. Instead, there is a selection of soft colour schemes ranging from teal to persimmon. With four restaurants offering local and international dishes guests have plenty of choice when getting back after a shopping spree or trip to one of the many cultural sites nearby.
I can't think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything.Bill Bryson