Grand Hyatt Beijing
What We Love
- Prime location on top of the bustling Wangfujing subway station
- Grand Hyatt's famously solicitous service
- City haze-shrouded views of The Forbidden City from north-facing high-floor (16th-18th) rooms
- Blasting away jet-lag in the 24-hour gym or with a 3k guided run on Saturdays
- Crispy, crackled, crazy-good Peking duck at signature restaurant Made in China
What To Know
- The hotel is undergoing renovations so jostle for a newly upgraded room
- WiFi costs extra (except in Club Floor rooms)
- Club Oasis Spa reservations are essential prior to arrival
- Guests receive 12-hour free vouchers per night to a 24-hour public, secured parking garage
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This massive curved tower may seem all business up front, with 825 rooms and suites decked out in a simple, Western-vibed elegance of blond wood, black-and-white photos and marble baths. But then you discover the party in the back: Club Oasis. The gigantic indoor pool is ringed by Atlantis-like stone columns, potted palms, waterfalls, and Jacuzzi grottos with a color-changing “sky” that wouldn’t feel out of place in Vegas. Interior walkways to the subway and Malls at Oriental Plaza make the hotel’s seven dining and drinking destinations as much a hit with Beijing’s moneyed masses as with guests.
In the Area
Nearby Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City may offer serious sightseeing, but pedestrianized Wangfujing Dajie, Beijing’s oldest and most famous shopping street, and the picturesque hutongs that branch off it present a crash course in Chinese culture that harkens back to the Ming Dynasty. Today hundreds of odd stores from swanky relics (Shengxifu hats, Wuyutai tea) to flea market-style finds cater to the tourist trade. Set down a picturesque hutong is one of Beijing’s most charming restaurants, Dali Courtyard. A daily set menu lets you taste your way through expertly cooked Yunnanese specialties in a tree-lined courtyard ringed in Imperial-style walls. Feeling fearless? Wangfujing Xiao Chi Jie“Snack Street” offers pan-China street food with everything from Sichuan dumplings and Cantonese seafood soups to starfish, snakes and scorpions served on sticks. For a window into modern Beijing, spend an afternoon wandering through 798 Dashanzi, a complex of art galleries, cafes and boutiques carved from a factory district that once produced electronics for the military.
How to Get There
Outstanding service and supportive business environment were hallmarks of this trip. The food was consistently excellent. The staff take seriously supporting your efforts. The property is managed well and its appearance enhances the stay.
Expecting great Chinese food in the capital city of China? Don't go here! The Cantonese restaurant was so disappointing. Not what I'd expected in a Five Star hotel. No wonder it was so empty. As well as that the selection in the breakfast buffet (not cheap) was so underwhelming.
The Grand Hyatt is perfect hotel if you are on holiday. Perfect location to multiple highly rated sites and the staff is superb. I highly encourage that you book a room with club access, you will be making a great investment into your holiday. Word of advice, bring your bathing suit, the hotels indoor swimming pool is amazing and rivals a resort pool.
With this Grand Hyatt you can’t go wrong!
Location, location and location. Be ready to embrace the heart of CBD and, my favorite, Ippudo Ramen steps away in the same complex.
Check-in was smooth and warming. A great relief from the distressing flight and commute when greeted by the well-trained and helpful staff. An upgrade to a preferred room was offered as well. What a nice touch! Please accept my appreciation.
How dare this place built such a nice pool? It's a water resort! It reminds me of the Caribbeans, where I didn't get around by these haunting Asian food to fill my China-born Freeworld-twisted hungry soul. Yep, bleeding steak/burgers are readily available for burger eaters within steps - You are already welcomed!
Gym seems to be great. HOWEVER, the staff told me photo-taking is forbidden inside the gym (Oct 12 morning) . Please, management, I need your help understand this potentially utter non-sense rule - did the chap made it up, or is it from the management? I never received any such request in my hotel-roaming life. ( However, I am fine obeying the rule if it's hard-believably legit.)
Everything else is 100/100 other than the gym photo Myst which renders a non five star review. I would expect a reply from management about the gym photo rule in order to be 100% satisfied to update the rating.
On top of Malls at Oriental Plaza. Around 2km from Tiananmen Square. Good dining options in hotel, and easy access to plenty more in the Mall. Well fit out rooms, friendly staff, extravagant indoor pool. Excellent choice for business or leisure stay in Beijing.