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
Had a short chinese new year trip to Beijing. We booked a standard room and used the club award coupon from the hyatt membership which upgrades our room to club floor room.
Check in was very smooth, offered a large deluxe room on the club floor. The Club lounge is huge with two wings, one dining area and another one for sitting with sofa.
Cocktail hour and breakfast were good. Nice spread of food to choose from during cocktail hours. Fromsalad, soup to main and dessert. Its a full dinner service. Most dishes were western. Will be best if there are more local items to choose from.
Staffs in the Club lounge were friendly and attentive. The younger ones in particular - Gary and Eden.
In terms of location, it is also very convenient. Taxi ride from airport is around 120 - 130RMB. Its nezt to two major metro stations. There is a large shopping mall underneath the hotel which connects the hotel to Wangfujing shopping district.
The pool is big, but the changing room was a bit messy. Mainland chinese guests tends to leave towels here and there and mess up the area.
Overall, a very good stay.
The hotel is just ok, it needs lots or renovation. The food is not that good but then again is not the Ritz! The only good thing is the connection to the Subway line without having to go outside if not for this in the winter I wouldn’t stay here.
I booked a Grand Suite room during the first week of 2019 and had high expectations of the property in a competitive market like Beijing -- where there are 4 Hyatt hotels. As a World of Hyatt elite member, I also used one of my confirmed Club Lounge Awards as strangely Club Access does not come included with standard suites, no other Hyatt I've been to has this policy.
Arriving in the early morning, the hotel was unable to accommodate early check-in due to high occupancy, I would assume. Other than that, the room was reasonably spacious for a Grand Suite with good views of Beijing. I would have liked it if the bathroom was more spacious (e.g. like having a double sink, separate toilet and shower area, etc.) -- many hotels in Asia would have larger toilets in standard rooms, rather a standard suite.
To its credit, the Grand Hyatt is great on the location though was initially challenging to locate the entrance when arriving via car. Similarly, the Club Lounge was spectacular and very practical. There was a wide variety of alcoholic beverages (no less than 6 types of wines and 10 types of spirits) and even hot dine-on-demand options available each day, in addition to self-serve canapés. I also found service within the Club Lounge spot on, even when adjusting for the language barrier. However, the daily breakfast is in need of some refreshment as there seemed to be little variety as to the options offered each day I stayed.
Regarding the hotel amenities, the only area I could comment on was the pool and spa facilities. And wow, the pool felt like an indoor version of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Communication throughout my stay was not much of an issue, though it was an issue at Made In China -- the property's restaurant -- where I had a 15-minute long conversation with the staff over business cards, the purpose I can't seem to understand still.
Overall, I found this to be a solid option for any traveller though maybe in a competitive hotel market in Beijing with other great options (e.g. the St Regis), it may need to undergo some upgrading to stay relevant in the future.
This hotel is within walking distance of so many sights and restaurants. The staff is so friendly and speak English fairly well. I would definitely come back to this hotel if I am ever in Beijing again.
Hotel located right at the corner of Wang Fujing (one of the most famous shopping street). Superb location!
5 star room and staff...
only complaint is that their was a pimp advertising at the front gate. Why don't they kick her away??? it was very annoying...