The St. Regis Beijing
What We Love
- Signature St. Regis butler service—unpacking, pressing, coffee fetching—for all guests
- The Garden Court’s mega-indulgent Sunday Brunch
- 24-hour health club and copious alternative options for sport nuts
What To Know
- The 16,146-square-foot Iridium Spa pipes in water from natural hot springs
- The immediate diplomatic area is more leafy than lively
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A $27 million renovation in 2008 by NYC’s Alexandra Champalimaud & Associates lacquered even more luxe onto the 258 rooms and suites: modern Chinoiserie decor in copper and gold tones, polished woods and richly textured fabrics, marble bathrooms, fresh-cut flowers, and in-mirror LCD TVs. Round-the-clock butler service comes standard, but sporty perks like an eight-lane bowling alley, billiards table, squash courts, a gem-box of a glass-enclosed pool, and rooftop putting green/driving range are anything but. If you’ve clocked out on Chinese food, restaurant Danieli’s offers Beijing’s finest take on Italian food.
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 over 280 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
I was recommended this hotel by one of my work colleagues as I was also considering the W Beijing or The Westin - very satisfied with my choice and had an excellent two stays (first time 2 nights, followed by 5 nights the following week). Every area pays attention to detail: breakfast, concierge, check-in, check-out staff, gym etc. Excellent area of town, taxis are readily available, but if the Beijing traffic is too much, then the subway (Jianguomen) is a 5 minute walk and makes it easy enough to get to various meetings and appointments on time. The hotel is a short walk to Silk Market/Silk Street if that's your thing. Concierge recommended a Chinese restaurant for dinner which is about 10-15 minutes walk through the park - called Xi He Ju. The options were vast and food was delicious - so much so I went back for more the following night. The hotel did seem a bit empty and lacks any atmosphere - pricing of the rooms may possibly turn some people away. Overall, highly recommend and cannot fault the hotel in many areas at all.
This was my second stay in this hotel. I stayed here for a night in April. That trip was so quick; it was really too quick of an “in n out” for me to actually experience the hotel. Yes, the property is showing its age. However, the location as usual with all St Regis, is in a good spot (although not the best). The service is as top notch as one expects from this Starwood brand. Starting from the receptionists to the butlers, all were just amazing.
The air condition doesn’t work properly. Yes, you read that right. In a St Regis hotel, the air condition is out of whack. The breakfast was overly chinese with little continental options. Other than your average bread, cereal and egg station, there wasn’t anything else continental. The shower head isn’t a rain shower but one of those jet showers which hang below and if you’re like me above 6ft then get ready to do some squats.
Overall, i think the hotel needs a major renovation.
We stayed for a whole week at the st Regis during our business travel to Beijing and can recommend fully this hotel.
The rooms are nicely renovated in style and quiet.
The butler device is great and the offer to iron your shirts (5 pieces for free on arrival) helped me a lot ;-)
The spa was great with sauna and pools after a long walk through a smog filled city or long hours in meeting rooms.
The breakfast is great but too much (and costing quite much as well) so with a European Jetlag you can’t really profit from it. We went for a coffee in the adjacent Starbucks.
Stayed at the St. Regis No. 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020 location after touring China for two weeks.
This hotel was an excellent choice as it was luxurious, provided access to superior fitness and spa facilities in a very central location of Beijing.
Also had a wonderful dinner at the buffet restaurant which had lots of variety with seafood and meat grilled to your taste. You order and food is served to your table. Excellent service all around.
Butler service also was a nice touch with fresh fruit delivered to the room as well as evening turndown service.
Definitely would recommend and will stay here again.
I was sick during my stay in Beijing, and did not have time to enjoy the facilities. I can just write down a few comments.
Room: The room is carefully clean, and all the pillows /comforter are changed to feather free. (My special thanks to Monique Tong, she noticed that I am allergic to feather and double checked the cleanness of room for me. )
Service: ST. Regis is always good in this section.
Lounge Access: The Peking Duck is highly recommended, and it get along with the red wine pretty well. Ms. Bai’s warm service has made the lounge a better place to stay.