The 222-room Fairmont Beijing is easily visible amid the office buildings of the Central Business District with its entirely rose gold glass structure – from the owner of Red Bull China, perhaps the pink exterior should perhaps come as no surprise. The lobby is dominated by a 16-metre-long glass chandelier of a fish, which symbolizes prosperity in Chinese culture. The centralized Royal Service and English-language skills of the staff are second to none, and guests are provided with a personal butler upon arrival. The understated interior design of the guestrooms and suites in matte gold and beige is in stark contrast to the bold façade. Gadget freaks will enjoy the large LED TV screen, Bose DVD player and sound system, and complimentary Nespresso maker. The marble bathrooms have enormous sunken bathtubs complete with toiletries by London-based perfumer Miller Harris. All of the rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows but we recommend the Signature Suites at either corner of the building for the extra room and the best views.