Fresh off its landmark renovation, this centrally-located luxury hotel — you’re a 10-minute walk from the Forbidden City — boasts one of the most top-notch English-speaking staff in the city. Peninsula Beijing is widely considered one of the best places to stay for both business and leisure travelers who are new to Beijing as well as repeat guests who consider it a home away from home. Housed in a modern building topped with traditional Chinese pagodas, the Peninsula offers an accessible yet discerning blend of East-meets-West that will make any guest feel at ease yet relaxed. For an example, have a look at the two restaurants — Jing, a modern fusion restaurant that caters to the global palate; and Huang Ting, a breathtaking traditional Chinese restaurant that serves some of the best dim sum in the city.
Ease jet-lag or a hectic day of meetings with a trip to the spa, which offers a full menu of deluxe wellness treatments including massage, facial and body treatments. Elegantly restyled guest rooms are the largest in Beijing, each offering a separate bedroom, living room, bathroom and cloakroom.