What We Love
- Guestrooms and suites feature cloisonné paintings, fine art prints, floor-to-ceiling windows, and didn’t-know-you-needed-them luxuries like TVs in the bathroom mirrors
- The killer swimming pool, with its glass-domed roof and cool artwork
- The location at the heart of the Central Business District, the Chaoyang District
- More landscaped outdoor space than any other Beijing hotel
- Country Kitchen's Northern Chinese dishes such as hand-rolled noodles, Beijing Duck and dumplings galore
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Spacious rooms feel like fancy residences
- There’s 24-hour everything: gym, security, room service
- This is Rosewood’s first hotel in China
- This area is hyper-developed; the historic sites are elsewhere
- Six restaurants and lounges
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
While the locale and amenities of this brand-new downtown Beijing player telegraphs high-end executive stay, the 283-room property also has an awful lot for the leisure traveler. Think spacious rooms that feel like fancy residences, hidden corners (like the serene outdoor terrace for restaurant Bistro B) and a Sense Spa that offers the kind of all-out pampering you’d expect at a destination spa in the countryside. We love the five spa suites with balconies for overnight stays and a club lounge that feels like an extremely swanky home office-away-from-home. The guestrooms and suites feature cloisonné paintings, fine art prints, floor-to-ceiling windows, and didn’t-know-you-needed-them luxuries like TVs in the bathroom mirrors. Put on your fancy pants for dinner at French brasserie-style Bistro B, helmed by chef Jarrod Verbiak, a former protégé of Daniel Boulud, whose team makes magic happen from behind an expansive open-island kitchen, or sample next-generation Chinese cooking at Red Bowl. Country Kitchen, meanwhile, dishes out Northern Chinese dishes such as hand-rolled noodles, Beijing Duck and dumplings galore. Fancy something lighter? Sup on tapas while sipping cocktails at the newly-opened Mei, a chic-but-casual nightspot popular with the city’s social set.
In the Area
Get a brilliant overview of China’s world-dominating contemporary art scene in the 798 District, a hip corner of the nearby Dashanzi area that showcases galleries, artist studios and cafes. (Maybe you’ll uncover the next Ai Wei Wei.) At the other end of the scale is the Ancient Observatory, a fascinating pre-telescopic observatory and planetarium dating back to the time of Genghis Khan. To see modern Beijing at its most glitzy and retail-obsessed, head to The Place, a giant shopping mall overlaid with a digital canopy of LED lighting. Escape from the chaos at My Humble House, a not-so-humble fine dining restaurant designed by Japanese architect Miura Sakae where you can feast on modern Chinese cuisine along with traditional favorites like Peking Duck.
How to Get There
When the 2019 Trip Advisor "Best Restaurants in the World" listed TRB Hutong in Beijing #1, we had to go for my wife's birthday. Having had an amazing experience at Rosewood during our prior visit, we decided to return. And what an amazing time we had!
We emailed ahead of time, and Hubert Gagey was extremely responsive. We were able to secure a guaranteed upgrade and somewhat last-minute reservations at TRB Hutong, all because of Hubert's kindness and acumen. What we didn't expect was exactly how magical Hubert would make our trip.
A few days ahead of arrival, Hubert emailed us that he'd gone ahead and arranged a car from the airport, so we didn't have to think about anything. There was a gentleman waiting on the jetway, right outside the airplane door, who took our hand luggage and guidance us through customs, to the awaiting Jaguar, which had fresh moist towels and water for us.
As we arrived at the Rosewood, several staff members were already outside ready for us, including (much to our delight) Hubert, who greeted us with hugs as if we'd known each other for years. His warmth and generous spirit certainly made it seem so! We never touched our luggage, and Hubert was even kind enough to sit with us in our amazing suite to get to know each other better. Check-in happened in our room, and we knew immediately this was going to be the trip of a lifetime.
The next two days were a whirlwind of magical experiences. From hanging with Albbey, Chief Butler and maker of excellent cocktails in the Rosewood Manor Club, to spending time with Hotel Manager Chiping Xu, to more cocktails with Hubert and his significant other, to a fabulous dinner at TRB Hutong (see my separate review of that night), to cocktails with Hubert at The Opposite House, to shopping with Hubert for silks and jade, to time together in our wonderful, lovely suite, noodle breakfasts at The Manor Club, to the hugs and tears when we had to leave a few days later...WOW.
When Rosewood promises a great guest experience, THEY DELIVER. I don't know that I could stay anywhere else if there's a Rosewood in town. Investing in someone like Hubert is clear proof of that.
We'll be back!
The Rosewood is my new preferred hotel in Beijing. It's the ultimate in luxury. I had a huge room which was decorated beautifully. The gym and spa are amazing. Several restaurants to choose from. We had a conference there and everyone raved about the facility. Hope to stay at the Rosewood again soon.
A wonderful hotel close to a Metro station making access to all the main tourist sites very easy. The staff were welcoming and friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. A very charming young man escorted us to our suite and spent the whole time telling us about the amenities of the hotel. You can tell from this that it has a lot!
Our suite was so good we didn't want to leave. We had a bedroom with twin beds and a chaise longue, a living room with sofa , table and chairs and tea and coffee making facilities, a dressing room and a bathroom. There was a TV in every room (yes, including the bathroom) and fresh fruit, water and newspapers provided free of charge every day. The swimming pool was a great size and not very busy and all towels were provided. Oh yes and the fluffy slippers provided in the room were just what my feet needed after a day sightseeing.