Beijing, China—Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
Long a center of learning, achievement and power—and today the cultural heart of China with its dynamic visual arts movement, performing arts community, architecture and culinary scene—China’s capital is now home to a new temple of modernity and style. Welcome to the new Four Seasons Hotel Beijing.
“We are so delighted to share the new Four Seasons Hotel Beijing with travelers and residents of the city,” says Sanjiv Hulugalle, general manager of the 313 room Hotel. “Like the city itself, our Hotel harmoniously marries Chinese tradition with a contemporary aesthetic, in a setting of luxury and the highly personalized service for which Four Seasons is world-renowned.”
In the Liangmahe area of the Central Business District, close to the Third Diplomatic Precinct and amid Beijing’s vibrant cultural scene, Four Seasons unveils an impressive building blending ancient Chinese themes with up-to-the-minute design aesthetic, technologies and luxurious comfort.
As guests pass through a wide façade reminiscent of the city’s Imperial Palaces and into the sky-lit central atrium, they are immediately struck by the dramatic calligraphic art entitled Landscape of Desires by Qin Feng. Here the Chinese spirit of “wu”—performance, strength and passion—comes to life and sets the stage for what promises to be a memorable stay at Four Seasons.
With its close proximity to Chao Yang Park and Theater and the Solana Center, the Hotel is just 30 minutes’ drive from the Forbidden City, 798 Art Zone, Wang Fu Shopping District and Pan Jia Yuan Antique Market, San Li Tun Village, and the Zheng Yi Ci traditional opera house, making it just the beginning of an artistic journey through China’s contemporary art scene, with pieces displayed throughout the Hotel.
Serene and progressive setting aside, the hotel itself offers a variety of amenities sure to please even the most jaded luxury travellers. The diverse dining and entertaining options at Four Seasons Hotel Beijing include two see-and-be-scene restaurants and three lounges, each designed to showcase the creativity of Executive Chef Martin Knaubert and his internationally-trained culinary team in settings that invite colleagues, friends and families to come together over delicious dishes and drinks. From the Opus Lounge and its extravagant afternoon tea offerings to Mio and its authentic Italian cuisine and imported wines, the Four Seasons Hotel Beijing has culinary surprises for every palate.
A prerequisite requirement for any 21st century luxury hotel, the Four Seasons Hotel Beijing also offers a simultaneously tranquil and cutting-edge spa experience. Inspired by the architecture of traditional Chinese tea gardens and courtyards, the Spa at Four Seasons is an oasis of relaxation and pampering. Spa Director Fay Sirisopa comes to Beijing following an extensive career in China and her native Thailand. In the Spa’s 11 treatment pavilions, Sirisopa and her team of highly trained therapists seamlessly blend Asian tradition and contemporary products and techniques into a harmonious whole.
As a special gift to its first guests this autumn and winter, Four Seasons Hotel Beijing extends its Introductory Package, including luxury accommodations, complimentary internet service and daily continental breakfast for two.