First glimpse: The Peninsula Beijing hotel's $182 million revamp

By Chris Chamberlin , June 15 2016
First glimpse: The Peninsula Beijing hotel's $182 million revamp

Guests stopping by The Peninsula Beijing hotel will hardly recognise its newly-renovated interior with the public areas, restaurants and the grand three-storey lobby again welcoming travellers, embellished by 3,500 distinct pieces of Palissadro marble.

That’s followed by the first of the revamped guestrooms in August 2016 with all rooms and works finished by early 2017, aligning the property with other Peninsula hotels around the world for a princely sum of A$182 million.

Reshaping and redesigning the guestrooms no doubt comprises a significant chunk of that coin, with the previous 525 rooms reduced to just 230 suite-style rooms…

… each with a separate bedroom, living room, bathroom and dressing room:

The hotel claims them to be the most spacious standard rooms in Beijing and among the largest in China, complemented by a new ‘Keys to the City’ program, providing guests with access to the best tables at exclusive restaurants, front-row theatre tickets and private visits to high-end art galleries.

Back onsite, a new lobby restaurant serves up a wide selection of international dishes along with the established Peninsula Afternoon Tea, while Jing, the hotel’s international restaurant, has been redesigned as a contemporary ‘farm to table’ venue with a focus on fresh, organic produce.

Chinese restaurant Huang Ting aims to recreate a traditional Beijing nobleman’s courtyard home, while a new Huang Ting Tea Lounge adopts the style of an ancient palace with over 50 tea varieties served alongside sweet dim sum and around Ming Dynasty-era furniture.

Also read: New Mandarin Oriental Beijing Wangfujing hotel opens 2017

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller, and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins not just with a single step, but also a strong latte, a theatre ticket, and later in the day, a good gin and tonic.

OMG that looks just amazing. So clean and luxurious with understated complexity and crisp lines.

If only I had any interest in going to Beijing.


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