A former retreat of the Emperors, The Aman at Summer Palace offers exquisite rooms and suites, private access to the Summer Palace grounds and world-class fine dining in its restaurants.
The Regent is a luxurious option located right in the heart of Beijing, within walking distance of many attractions in the city. Its interiors are beautifully decorated in an elegant, contemporary design, and there are a number of high quality restaurants, including the Michelin starred Lie Garden. Offering plenty of spaces in which to relax, from its large indoor pool to its sumptuous spa and wellness center, the property makes a sophisticated retreat from the bustling streets of Beijing, with luxurious rooms offering sweeping views across the city skyline.
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The Regent has seven luxurious room types, all including in-room entertainment centers and Wi-Fi throughout. The entry-level Deluxe room is very spacious and available in both twin and king options. Premium rooms are very similar to the Deluxe, only differing in their view, with the Premium rooms looking out towards the Forbidden City or overlooking the hutongs. You have the option with both of these room types to upgrade to include the numerous Regent’s Club Lounge benefits. There are also larger Executive rooms or and a number of spacious suite options, all of which have views of the Forbidden City or hutongs.
The Regent has a convenient location within central Beijing, just a five minute walk from Wangfujing Street, which is home to some excellent shopping and dining options should you want to venture away from your hotel in the evening. If you're looking to travel a little further towards Tiananmen Square or the Forbidden City, it’s still only a 20 to 30 minute walk, or you can hop on the metro - there's a station just outside the hotel.
Food and drink
The Regent has four restaurants, including the Lei Garden, which has been awarded a Michelin star for its exceptional Cantonese cuisine. The other three restaurants are also excellent options: Morton’s The Steakhouse offers quality prime-aged steak, fresh seafood as well as appetizers and desserts; Daccapo offers contemporary Western cuisine; and Jinbao 99 serves both modern Asian and international dishes in either buffet or à la carte styles.
Children aged 5 to 12 are warmly welcomed to the hotel, and can even fill in their own fun check-in cards on arrival. Children's menus are available at the restaurants, as well as games to encourage mental stimulation during the meal.
Facilities and activities
On site facilities include a business center, well-equipped fitness center, a 25-metre indoor pool and a spa offering a variety of treatments.
This is an excellent option in central Beijing, with both a great location and excellent facilities.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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The Cote Cour is a beautifully appointed traditional courtyard hotel set in the ancient hutong district of Beijing.
The Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel is one of the nicest hotels with character located in the very heart of Beijing.
Novotel Beijing Peace has an ideal location in the heart of Beijing, with the central attractions, shopping and restaurants all within walking distance.
The Park Plaza offers smart, contemporary accommodation in a convenient location close to the popular Wangfujing district, within walking distance of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.
The Peninsula in Beijing is located in Wangfujing, making it ideal for exploring the city on foot. It is also close to the Forbidden City and other entertainment districts.
Set in Beijing’s central Hutong area, the Shichahai Shadow Art Hotel is a boutique property with traditional yet comfortable furnishings. Staying here provides a truly original stay.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
To really experience Beijing you need to get out onto the streets. The Forbidden City is one of the most fascinating places in Beijing and is well worth a visit.
Take a tricycle tour of Beijing’s unique and famous Hutongs, a maze of old narrow back streets found in the Changiao area of the Western District.
Located in the Haidian district in the north of Beijing, the Palace is a classical imperial garden embracing beautiful landscaped hills and lakes.
For a different insight into Chinese religion and history, a popular place to visit is the Temple of Heaven.
Stretching for over 6,000 km to the Gobi desert in the far west, the Great Wall remains one of the world’s true must-see sights.
This exciting piece of theater comprises a number of spectacular and highly skilled Kung Fu demonstrations, following the story of a young Shaolin Monk as he trains in the discipline.
Closed to the world for over 500 years, and home to emperors from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the Forbidden City is a truly fascinating place.