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.
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Thisvis the third time i m staying in this magnificent hotel. I live the locationvwhichbis close to my business meetings to my favorite shopping and entertainment . The rooms are spacious with all the modern luxury amenities you can expect from top class hotels. They have amazing spa on 3 levels with indoor swimming pool and excelkent gim and fitness facilities. Next time i will enjoy their unique services as well.
The hotel staff is excellent on every level . I specially thank the staff at the gold club and the concierge with whom i had more contacts.
It is clear that This hotel has excellent GM that maintain the high standards and do not compremise on quality. I will be back.
Our guide dropped us here at 11am and our room was ready. For this we were grateful. The room was comfy and clean. The complimentary water was gratefully appreciated. There is a large shopping mall near by, which was great for a light meal.
While the Fairmont has been around for a long time and probably could do with a refreshing, it was a good stay for a few days. Loved the air purifiers in each room. I must give special recognition to the guys at the concierge, they were really excellent, so helpful, courteous.
I have stayed in more than 20 Beijing hotels. They really made a great difference in my BeiJing stay and I would definitely stay again at the fairmont thanks to their professional attitude.
Improvements could be made to the breakfast buffet with fresh juice and more apetizing selection.
This is a bit of an unusual review. It focuses on the before reservations. We were down to the wire to find a hotel in Beijing. Previously we stayed at the former Raffles and wanted hotel accomodations that mirrored or bettered that wonderful experience. Only on this trip we working with a much tighter budget than years past. The manager Matai when above and beyond to work with the rooms manager to do everything in his realm to get us a room at the Fairmont in our price range. To say that he moved mountains would be an understatement. At the end of the day we could not make the budget work and would say that was indeed our loss. Matai, clearly understands the art of meeting any travelers needs. And while we had to pass on the experience. There is no reason why you should. Wonderful hotel and staff. A beautiful experience awaits you.
Checked in Fairmont Beijing on business trip in the capital. There was this award-winning Fairmont Gold Lounge on the 20/F which was just wonderful. Long opening hours to hotel guests living on the executive floors, the Gold Loubge provides good food and drinks, and good service. The business meeting room in there was most useful. The place was good to do business or to relax after a day’s hard work. Surely will revisit the hotel next time I am in Beijing.