Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ first opening in China seduces with warm and refined hospitality—and with the palpable desire to showcase China’s rich cultural heritage, as interpreted through contemporary art and smooth interiors.
It is from Beijing that we started a three-week journey around China. We could only anticipate what awaited us in the five locations we had planned to visit, but as we checked-in to the Rosewood Beijing one thing became clear: we were going to take our stay at the Rosewood as a good omen for the entire trip.
Our first impressions were defined by the striking entryway and lobby rising up five storeys. Filled with paintings inspired by ancient Chinese art forms, the interiors oozed the ambience of a luxurious, sophisticated refuge.
In the heart of the city
To discover a hotel of such elegance and style in the heart of Beijing was both fitting and slightly surprising. The endless, oppressive urban sprawl of China’s capital manages to imprint itself on all experiences of the city—but all is forgotten in the hotel’s warm embrace.
Of course, Rosewood Beijing never allowed us to forget we could be anywhere else but in Beijing. And we are not talking just about the hotel’s proximity to one of the architectural icons of the city, the CCTV Tower, which makes its powerful form dominate the view from most of the Rosewood’s suites. Rather than that, it is the hotel designers’ insistence in infusing every facet of the interior design with the local character.
The beautifully appointed guest suites are defined by a sleek design that features high-end furniture and art pieces, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows. Our suite was perfectly positioned for gazing towards the fractured shapes of the CCTV Tower.
Special mention-worthy are the Spa suites, which come with private balconies and separate living areas. Included in the rate is also access to the hotel’s executive lounge, the Manor Club, where we loved to hang out. The place has a great atmosphere and fantastic food selection pretty much throughout the day.
As much as we wanted to stay put at the Rosewood, there was the business of having to explore Beijing, so off we’d go for the day, only to return to dine and sleep. And that was, also, just fine: we can think of worst places for returning to than the Rosewood Beijing. Come to think of it, we can think of very few better ones.
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Number of rooms & suites: 283
Rate per night: From €270
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