Walking into the Rosewood Beijing, past the towering bronze dragons and through the verdant greenery in the courtyard, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that you were in the heart of Beijing’s Central Business District. From the serene Spa & Wellness area, with its own yoga studio and tree-lined indoor pool area, to the 283 elegant guestrooms, the Rosewood Beijing strives to create an oasis of calm in the Chinese capital.
The generously-sized guestrooms – adroitly festooned with books, magazines, and art – have a refined, Asian-inspired aesthetic. And should you feel the urge to finally dip into the Chinese classic “The Dream of a Red Chamber”, don’t fret; you’ll most likely find a copy somewhere about. Bathrooms, meanwhile, are marble and filled with chic Lorenzo Villoresi amenities and, at the upper end of the suite spectrum, bathtubs become decadently oversized.
The restaurants at the Rosewood Beijing are almost as much a draw as the rooms themselves. From the contemporary French-inspired Bistrot B and the lavish private dining at the House of Dynasties to the much-lauded Northern Chinese cuisine (think: Peking duck, dumplings and hand-pulled noodles) at the wood and terracotta bedecked Country Kitchen, there’s plenty of choice. For something lighter, Mei Bar is the place for cocktails and tapas, especially if the idea of an outdoor terrace with views of the iconic CCTV Tower appeals.