Business Execs, Hong Kong Elite, Hedge Funders
Reason to Stay
Convenient Location, Luxury Boutiques, Upscale Clientele
Luxury Business Hotel
The name Peninsula is the reason most check-in to this Beijing luxury hotel located a short walk from the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square near Wangfujing Street. Upon first glance from the car window, arrival comes to a high-rise hotel straight out of the late 80s with Chinese motif that first graced the city in 1989. With motor court flanked by two Rolls Royce Phantoms and in-house Louis Vuitton and Chanel boutiques, lofty aspirations are dulled by a too-dark lobby of smoky mirrors and granite columns surrounding a solid-white marble staircase presided over by twin Ming horses.
A top business hotel for its Peninsula branding and ideal location, the overall style of the lobby lacks the panache of modern-day Chinese architecture albeit with two formal in-house eateries and lovely lobby lounge that a popular drinking spot for local business meetings. Additionally, the hotel is now home to an ESPA Spa with large fitness center and indoor pool pavilion with service that's hard to fault. Shopping lovers are also indulged with in-house locations of Armani, Hermes and Tiffany or a short walk to the shops of Wangfujing Street.
A bit put off with the lobby and the realization that this isn't the Peninsula Hong Kong or even Beverly Hills, stylish and updated corridors lead to a series of entry-level Deluxe Rooms with small entryway with hardwood floors and single-room layout with upgraded electronics platform and Westernized décor with an Asian aesthetic. Simple white walls with muted gold curtains reveal descent views of the Beijing skyline as well as glimpses as the nearby action of the Night Market. Executive Club rooms with larger windows and more living space on higher-floors offer access to a serviced concierge lounge with food and drink presentations throughout the day. For those that aren't easily impressed, upgraded rooms like the Duplex Suites offer separate living and sleeping areas accessed through a stylish staircase amongst hardwood floors and white marble bathroom with inlay TV and soaking tubs.
ESPA Spa, Concierge Level
Restaurant, Bistro, Bar, Lounge, Spa, Boutiques