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
Service that changes your expectations. For a lifetime.
If you exist to please the Golden Rule of ‘treating others as you would like to be treated,’ the St Regis Beijing will create a gentle reminder that we are all falling short of perfect!
The St Regis Beijing creates 6 star service, where 5 stars is only for the very best of the best.
We arrived at the St Regis to be greeted by name by head butler, Albin D’Souza. Albin was able to greet us by name because he did his homework. He went online to find pictures of my husband and myself so that we were easily identifiable as we entered the hotel lobby.
From first glance, the St Regis exudes class and beauty. The marble lobby and dramatic ceilings create a striking, yet warm atmosphere.
We were quickly checked in and escorted to the Ambassador Suite. We are Titanium Elite with Bonvoy, thus receiving this magnificent upgrade.
The butler team toured us around the room, unpacked our luggage and found us a proper, private city tour to occupy our afternoon.
Upon leaving for our city tour, Albin was kind enough to pack a bag with pastries, bananas and bottled water.
When we return from our tour, Albin showed us to our room again. When we entered the room, we had framed pictures that he had printed online, along with many cakes and treats and the entire butler team singing happy anniversary!
The only way that Albin could find out that it was our anniversary, was a passing comment in an email to the concierge about a dinner reservation. To say that the chain of command is perfected, would be an understatement.
To say that we were brought to tears by this gesture, is simply an understating the moment.
Albin created a wake up call so that we could grab an afternoon nap prior to the dinner he arranged at the Celestial Court restaurant.
The Celestial Court is in exquisite dining experience, especially in a private dining room. You can read a further review under the TripAdvisor restaurant section!
Ting, along with the entire food and beverage team, were exceptional in service and quality.
Every day, the butler team was available for any and all of our needs. When we woke up in the middle of the night, because we were on Eastern standard time, we were able to get a pot of tea delivered within minutes.
My husband and I took a tour of the great wall of China on our third day in the hotel. Albin had arranged with our guide to take a picture on the wall, which he sent to us in a frame as a souvenir, along with a pot of hot green tea after a very cold day outside. All of these surprises included hand written, personal notes that made them even more thoughtful and special.
Each night, there was a complementary happy hour in the Press Club bar. This beautiful room housed the most incredible bartender, Lucky. Not only were his drinks beautiful, they were absolutely delicious!
The assistant head butler Pandora is a Nother superstar at the St Regis. She is strikingly beautiful from the inside out, and even helped us to donate our winter coats that we no longer needed as we left Beijing!
When it was time to pack our luggage to leave, Carol lead the effort. She is the most exceptional Butler for luggage I have ever encountered!
Upon arriving in Hanoi, our belongings were in exquisite condition and the butler team at the Sofitel couldn’t stop commenting on how beautiful her work was.
We were incredibly sad to leave the hotel. For us, that is an unusual feeling. We travel over 100 nights per year in hotel rooms, and typically relish in our departures. For our stay in Beijing, we shed a tear as we left. Lucky for us, we have the opportunity to rent for a longer time in the future.
Upon leaving, we were presented with a box of chocolates from the butler team wherein the box top, was a picture from our trip along with a picture from home that Albin been secured from Facebook!
1 million thank you‘s would not be enough.
Please feel free to private message me if you have any questions regarding the St Regis Beijing. I am honored to answer!
Stayed here for a few days in mid February. It was over Valentine's Day, and the butler team helped me to arrange a special surprise for my girlfriend once we arrived in the room. Special thanks to Pandora and Albin who did an exceptional job in making our stay a memorable one. Their kindness went a long way. A seamless check in is what I expect at the St Regis but they stayed and met me personally when I arrived, which is above and beyond the service I have experienced at other St Regis properties before, including those in Japan. I felt comfortable 6000 miles away from home/New York. Overall the hotel location is great. Food was tasty as were the drinks. Every employee greeted us. The room was comfortable with good amenities and the attention to detail when it came to the maid service also exceeded expectations. Would highly recommend.
Actually this was the first time we did a staycation in the St. Regis in Beijing (we live in Beijing). We spent 2 nights in the ambassador’s suite and it was WONDERFUL! You feel like you are back in the 1950s Beijing or NY. The level of service is world class. I must be naive because I never knew of all the perks the St. Regis offered. We had a wonderful breakfast included with our stay. It was delicious and extensive. 70% Chinese and 30% western food. Bastion and his team did an excellent job! The butler service was fantastic. Virginia did an excellent job. They bought a kids toothbrush for our toddler and even a birthday cake for my wife. They also included a free ironing service during our stay which was excellent.
I loved that they have a happy hour in the lobby from 17:00-19:00 daily which includes free liquor and snacks. (Yes free! Not BOGO).
I went to the spa. It was nice to have a spa (hot springs) located inside the hotel. (Personally I’m not a fan of spas too much because I don’t like to bathe with a bunch of naked men.) But it was clean and the staff were very friendly.
I wish we would have booked another night!
Highly recommended, and unbeatable service!
The hotel is located in an excellent location in Beijing, China.
The room was clean and comfortable with a great view of the city.
The breakfast was delicious, and a lot of options and the staff was great and very friendly.
I would highly recommend the St Regis Beijing for anyone traveling for business or leisure. I just returned from two and a half weeks traveling in Asia (China, Thailand, Singapore) and I can say that this property hands down was the best hotel during my trip. The actual property is beautiful and well kept. We stayed in a suite which was spacious. The offered amenities for Platinum members; the butler bringing coffee in the mornings, the discounts on food and spa; the happy hours; are great for points junkies. But beyond that - the level of service and desire to make the guests happy - is beyond five stars. I'm very well traveled and I don't think I've ever encountered a staff that is so gracious. The entire staff goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome - with special recognition for Neil at the concierge desk; Effy at the front desk; and the property manager Henry; for making my stay so enjoyable. I don't remember the names of the other folks I interacted with; the butlers; and bellman -but all were helpful. During our stay we used the spa; the breakfast each day; and had dinner at the property. No complaints. I would be eager to return again to this property and recommend it to future travelers.