The Peninsula Beijing

Beijing, China

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    Luxury at the gates of the Forbidden City

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    Luxury at the gates of the Forbidden City

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    Luxury at the gates of the Forbidden City

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    Luxury at the gates of the Forbidden City

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    Luxury at the gates of the Forbidden City

Why we choose The Peninsula Beijing

The refurbished Peninsula Beijing is a wonderfully glam outpost of the international luxury brand

  • A range of Chinese teas are available at the unique tea counter
  • Its dramatic Chinese architecture is as distinctive as neighboring landmarks
  • Signature spa treatments begin with a tea ceremony and foot buff

The Peninsula Beijing was one of the earliest internationally branded five-star hotels in Beijing, and it has maintained lofty standards over the years—especially following a $35 million renovation. Your experience starts with a Rolls Royce ride from the airport to the hotel. While you’re here, everything can be customized—even the “Naturally Peninsula” food program, a therapeutic approach that’s supposed to lessen the impact of travel on your body.

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Club level deluxe rooms.

What you need to know about the hotel

A modern gem, the hotel offers prestigious amenities that make outside ventures optional

  • The Peninsula Suite has its own private elevator, a dining room for 18, a baby grand piano and a private gym
  • Want to give your credit cards a workout? You can skip the crowds thanks to an attached shopping arcade, featuring 50 premium brands
  • Three club floors offer benefits like individual check-in/check-out and use of the private Club Lounge, with day-long meals, snacks and drinks

The first thing you notice upon arrival is the exterior architecture of the Peninsula Beijing, which is done in a traditional Chinese style that competes with nearby landmarks for attention. Ironically, that classic exterior leads to interiors housing some of the most modern facilities in the country. It boasts an impressive 525 rooms and suites, each elegantly decorated and equipped with state-of-the-art electronic systems that allow you to control everything with one touch.

You can also look forward to time at the hotel’s fitness center, grand spa and the glassed-in heated indoor pool. Or opt for a Peninsula Academy class, expert-led sessions in things like Chinese antiques or opera. There are two restaurants—one specializing in Western cuisine, one specializing in Chinese cuisine—plus a stylish Lobby Lounge for cocktails and afternoon tea.

Where is it and what's nearby

The Peninsula Beijing occupies a premier stretch of real estate in the Wangfujing shopping district

  • Tea lovers shouldn’t miss the chance to visit a traditional teahouse, where soothing Chinese tea ceremonies offer a quiet escape
  • The Forbidden City, China’s most popular attraction, is a massive imperial complex of gates, courts, halls and artifacts
  • Take a side trip to trek the Great Wall, stopping at the Ming Tombs—the burial site of 13 Ming dynasty emperors

The Peninsula Beijing is located within the city center on the second ring road—walking distance to the spectacular Forbidden City and sprawling Tiananmen Square. China’s capital city is a blend of imperial history, break-neck progress and lots of people. The trick in this immense, throbbing metropolis is to pick what interests you and focus on that list—the concierge team can help—because you won’t be able to do and see it all.

Looking for recommendations? The hotel has an attached upscale shopping arcade, but it’s also next to the Wangfujing Walking Street, one of Beijing’s most famous shopping destinations, full of hundreds of options. Duck into one of the many temples in the city for a cultural and religious experience, or grab a bike and pedal through a traditional neighborhood for a glimpse of what life is like beyond the steel and glass structures.

How to enjoy Beijing

According to Katie Melua there are 9 million bicycles in Beijing. There are actually more cars, but still, the song’s sentiment captures the romance of the city where 1,000 year old walls nestle comfortably amid 21st century architecture and traffic

  • Put the pagoda on top of the hill in Jingshan Park on your must-see list, it affords picture perfect views over the Forbidden City
  • Pay your respects to the embalmed remains of Chairman Mao at the Mao Mausoleum south of Tiananmen Square
  • Wudaoying Hutong has something for everyone. It brings together the best from the East and the West - from coffee shops and fast food to the VA Bar, which features up-and-coming music artists and local bands as well as its own open mic night on Wednesdays.

For an exclusive insight into Beijing, discover the places just off the main tourist trail. Chonghua Palace (Palace of Double Glory), for example. It is one of the 980 buildings that comprise the Unesco World Heritage Site, The Forbidden City, and is usually off limits in order to protect its gold brick floor. Special visits can be arranged, though: speak to your concierge.

It is easy to find a crowd-free trip to the Great Wall. The edifice is huge. You just need to pick a less popular spot for this stunning attraction, such as Mutianyu or hike to Jiankou. It’s also possible to get a unique take on many other Beijing treasures. The Seventeen Arch Bridge over Kunming Lake at the Summer Palace at sundown is spectacular and the hutongs give a flavor of the city when the bike was still king.

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    When to visit Beijing

    Fall is a lovely time to visit Beijing, when the summer heat has cooled and the skies are a crisp blue. It’s also best to avoid local holidays when attractions can get very crowded.

  • A word from the hotel

    Take a Rolls Royce ride from the airport to the hotel, and enjoy the luxurious journey with the magnificent city views.
    Leigh Li, Concierge

  • A word from the hotel

    For a quintessential Beijing experience try Temple Restaurant Beijing. Located near the Forbidden City, inside an old Buddhist temple and one-time television factory, lies this contemporary European dining venue.
    Joseph Sampermans, General Manager

  • We say

    Walking distance from the Forbidden City and also great shopping.


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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with The Peninsula Beijing, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability  
  • Daily buffet breakfast for up to two in-room guests
  • RMB 300 equivalent spa or food & beverage credit to be utilized during stay
  • Special Amenities for club rooms and suites
  • Private check-in/out
  • Breakfast afternoon tea and evening cocktails at The Club Lounge
  • Unlimited pressing

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