Fairmont Beijing Hotel
What We Love
- Restorative full body rose and geranium wrap in the Willow Stream Spa
- The crispy Peking duck at Lunar 8
- Watching TV while soaking in the oversize bathtub
- Even though it has more than 200 rooms, the hotel feels intimate and friendly
What To Know
- Fairmont Gold Rooms include free breakfast and afternoon tea
- A visa is required for a stay in China
- WiFi is an additional cost of $16 per day
- A 15 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
Designed by Japanese architect Paul Tange, the Fairmont stands in stark contrast to some of the behemoth skyscraper hotels that surround it in the uber-modern Central Business District. The rose glass-clad tower takes its architectural inspiration from the past and is meant to evoke one of China’s ancient city gates. Interiors are bedecked with Chinese artwork, and panoramic windows allow for lots of natural light, creating a setting that feels both modern and warm.
Bed and Bath
Commodious guestrooms have floor-to-ceiling-windows that offer views of new Beijing, such as the China World Trade Center. Sleek and understated, the decor melds Asian minimalism with Western fluff. Beds have 400-thread-count linens and mother-of-pearl headboards that mimic the building’s China gate motif. Painted in tranquil ivory hues, the rooms are enlivened with gem-colored raw silk pillows and understated Chinese drawings and paintings. Spa-style bathrooms feature heated floors, a TV visible from the oversize bathtub and rain showers stocked with Miller Harris bath products. Fairmont Gold Rooms also have blingy 24K gold shower heads.
Serving an international clientele of business and luxury travelers, the Fairmont Beijing offers both Western and Chinese options for dining. Lunar 8, a classic Cantonese restaurant, consists of myriad private dining rooms. With superlative Peking duck and dim sum, it attracts locals as well. A swish steakhouse that draws inspiration from Chicago’s storied eateries, the Cut serves succulent beef and grilled seafood. The three-tier Willow Stream Spa offers a treatment menu with both Eastern and Western possibilities — as well as housing an immense fitness center, swimming pool, yoga room and tai chi workout area (the hotel is known for its one-on-one tai chi tutorials). With myriad champagne choices, the Champagne Bar buzzes as an evening social scene. And the Lobby Lounge Bar serves well-mixed craft cocktails.
How to Get There
Opened in 2010 the Fairmont Beijing Hotel is set in a striking glass-fronted building which is a stunning architectural gem featuring both traditional and modern Chinese design. The hotel has both luxury and impecable service right in the heart of Beijing's modern business center with easy access to tourist attractions such as Wangfujing Street and entertainment center, a 6-minute walk from the closest metro stop and 6 km from the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.
The hotel boasts Blueair, state of the art, air purifiers providing the Blueair Zone with certified clean air to enhance guest experience and well being. The hotel is located in the Reinwood complex which was the 1st buildings in Beijing to be certified "smoke free", and this is why my review rates this hotel only 4-stars rather than 5. My wife enjoys an occasional cigarette in comfort rather than being banished to a small outside "standing only" smoking area next to the hotel's main entrance. My wife and I stayed at other top hotels during our 6-city China vacation which had excellent and comfortable areas set aside for smokers rather than being made to feel like out-casts on public display.
The hotel not only boasts unique architecture and superlative décor but quality amenities as well. The Fairmont Beijing Hotel is not only charming but allows experienced world travelers to settle into comfortable rooms and luxurious suites with elite services. Polished guest room accommodations come with large flat-screens, Nespresso machines, glass-walled bathrooms, and floor-to-ceiling windows with city view including cutting edge technology, hand-selected linens and spa inspired bath products.
The Fairmont Beijing Hotel’s dining options offers multiple cuisines and caters to various international tastes in restaurants that have won multiple awards and accolades. Fine dining western cuisine can be found at the hotel's bistro, "The Cut", which specializes in steaks, while numerous Chinese cuisines from Beijing duck to Cantonese dim sum can be tasted at the hotel's Chinese dining restaurant, "Lunar 8". Guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café/deli and have a drink at one of the hotel's 3 bars/lounges. A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary. This 5-star property offers access to limo/town car service and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 3500 sq ft include a conference center. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).
In addition, Fairmont Gold, the hotel's exclusive lifestyle experience, which is located on the sky bridge, offers private check-in, upgraded amenities, dedicated concierge services and access to the Fairmont Gold Lounge, which offers complimentary full breakfasts, English or Chinese style afternoon tea, and nightly selections of hors d’oeuvres pastries.
Spanning three levels on the sky bridge, Willow Stream Spa is a tranquil oasis featuring soothing therapies, a sauna and revitalizing spa experiences, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness facility, yoga studio and beautiful indoor pool.
Inspired by China’s Hutong culture, the Fairmont Beijing hotel's three exclusive events spaces offer intimacy and privacy, as well as innovative business amenities, personalized service and exceptional catering in the heart of the city.
The Fairmont Beijing hotel was voted #1 hotel in China by TripAdvisor in 2012 and is considered world-class.
Best Luxury Hotel 2015 by TOP Travel
The Best Wedding Venue of the Year 2015 by Ganlan Wedding
Best Luxury Hotel of the Year Vantage
Best Suites by T+
Excellent Dining Venue by Global Gourmet
Andy Song, Outstanding Chef by Global Gourmet
Best Business Hotel by Travel and Leisure
Best Executive Lounge by Vovage
Best Luxury Hotel 2015 by TOP Travel
The Best Wedding Venue of the Year 2015 by Ganlan Wedding
Best Luxury Hotel of the Year 2015 by Vantage
Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice 2014 Winner
Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice 2014 Winner of China's Top Hotel for Romance
Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice 2014 Winner of China's Top Luxury Hotel
Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice 2013 Winner
Best Business Hotel 2013 by Top Travel
The Cut - Best Steakhouse 2015 by That’s Beijing
The Cut - Best Steakhouse 2014 by The Beijinger
The Cut - Best Restaurant in Category A for 2014 Restaurant Week by Dining City
The Cut - Andreaas Block for Most Creatively Paired Meals 2014 by The Beijinger
The Cut - Beijing's Best Steak 2012, 2013 by The Beijinger
The Cut - Beijing's Best Steakhouse 2012, 2013 by City Weekend
The Cut - Editor's Pick Best Steak in Town 2013 by That's Beijing
The Cut - Editor's Pick Best Steakhouse 2012, 2013 by City Weekend
The Cut - Readers Restaurant Award 2013 by The Beijinger
The Cut - Editor's Pick 2013 Best Steak in Town by That's Beijing
The Cut - Best Steak House 2013 by Target
The Cut - Andreas Block for Chef of The Year 2013 by City Weekend
The Cut - Best Service 2012 by Dining City
The Cut - Best Value and Stylish Restaurant 2013 by Sohu
Lunar 8 - Best Restaurant 2013 by Travel + Leisure
Lunar 8 - Top 10 Most Requested Restaurants in Beijing 2013 by DianPing
Best SPA 2016 by Vovage
Best Spa in China 2012 Award by Travel & Leisure
Asia’s Top Spas by Wall Street Journal
Fairmont Gold Awards
Best Executive Lounge 2016 Award by Vovage
Best Executive Lounge 2014 Award by Travel and Leisure
Expect amazing hospitality delivered with quality and taste. This is our second stay at this grand hotel. It was a festive stay commemorating my birthday. No detail was overlooked by the staff, as they carried on their duties, making us feel special and most welcome. A spacious, and tastefully decorated room with fine amenities will be there to greet you. All in all it was a very memorable stay, and will return again.
From beautiful rooms to exceptional service, a true 5 star hotel. We used a hotel car to photograph night shots of the Olympic Village, concierge acted as a translator to ensure the driver knew exactly what we wanted, the hotel manager got involved too. On our return ensured all went well. Service above and beyond.
The location of this hotel is ideal if you are a part of a private tour. Being shuttled to and from sites by a private driver was convenient due to the ample room for parking in front of the hotel. It is walking distance to the Silk Market and small quaint restaurants that offered delicious meals. The subway station is also within walking distance of a couple of blocks.
The lobby is modern with very a friendly and helpful concierge staff. One of the tech assistants was so very helpful in trying to connect us to the WiFi of the hotel. He would check with us daily about our connection. Breakfast offered a good selection of east/west foods. The room had ample space with two full size beds and a rollaway for our family of three. The bathroom included a large bathtub, separate shower and toilet room.
Upon checking in, however, although our tour included a triple room, we were assigned a room with two full size beds (not large enough for three grown people). After a few unsuccessful attempts at requesting for a rollaway bed at no charge with the front desk clerk, we asked to speak with the manager and were told that the manager was not available. The clerk spoke as if reading from a script regarding policy with tour groups and that we should take it up with the tour company. After insisting that we speak with someone, the clerk stepped into a back room after which the clerk appeared with approval for a rollaway without charge. The hotel sent our room a lovely platter of fruit on our last day apologizing for the issue during check-in which was really not necessary. We understand that misinformation happens and we do not fault the hotel at all. Our stay at this hotel was wonderful.
Considering , how busy this hotel is being in the financial district. The hotel is very clean and well maintained. I really enjoyed the bathroom with the heated toilet seat ;)
The burger was just what the doctor ordered. Every bite was what I had been missing . It is far from the other attractions but you are in walking distance of Silk Market and other great shopping areas.