The Peninsula Beijing
What We Love
- Gorgeous white marble bathrooms
- Free shoe shining service
- Wellness services that include a spa, a gym with personal trainers on hand, and healthy Naturally Peninsula cuisine at the dining outlets
What To Know
- Transfers from the train station can be arranged for an additional fee
- The Peninsula Academy offers classes in dumpling making, Chinese calligraphy, and more
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A winning blend of traditional Chinese style and modern flourish in the heart of the capital
One of Beijing’s premier addresses for business and leisure travelers alike, the Peninsula exudes the understated, modern-Asian elegance the hotel brand is known for. The rooms have earth-toned décor, simple lines, and streamlined furniture, plus useful high-tech features like bedside temperature-control panels and iPod docks. Perhaps the hotel’s most distinctive feature is its Peninsula Academy programs, that aim to connect guests with Chinese culture, such as classes in fortune cookie baking and kite making or rickshaw tours through a Hutong neighborhood.
In the Area
The hotel is centrally located in the heart of Beijing. It’s a few minutes’ walk from St. Joseph’s Church (commonly known as Wangfujing Cathedral), an early-20th-century Romanesque Revival church that was first built in 1655, and close to the Forbidden City. A good overview of Chinese art history can be found nearby at the National Art Museum of China and the shopping is top-notch at the Malls at Oriental Plaza, which comprise five zones of stores ranging from international luxury brands like Burberry and Coach to homegrown favorites like Shanghai Tang, The Shi’s Gallery and Zhaoyi.
How to Get There
location was great, our room was marvellous. but encountered the following issues during our short two nights stay ....
dinner at jing (ordered its wine pairing set) was not to be desired. could hardly recall food served but we didn’t like it there. i’d use “unpleasant” to describe the overall ambiance, perhaps something to do with the lack of design of the restaurant. most chairs used had no armrest ... mine changed when requested for more comfortable dining.
breakfast at the lobby was ruined by its receptionist (a weekend helper i was told). she insisted we sat on a table for two facing each other because she believed it’s romantic that way. we wanted another table and she refused ... so we sat down romantically.
15% peninsula amex card discount wasn’t honoured until reminded at checkout. this never occurred when we used that card elsewhere in shanghai hongkong or bangkok.
the above reflects how poorly this particular property is managed ....
Our stay at the Peninsula in Beijing was excellent. The hotel was very modern, comfortable and we were impressed by the size and contents of our suite. We particularly appreciated our guest relations liaison Jamie. Jamie was extremely personable and we instantly felt as if we were old friends with him. He spent a large amount of time organizing two very thoughtful surprises for our honeymoon, including a movie night surprise in the movie theatre of our suite (pictured below). He definitely went above and beyond our expectations and made our trip to the Peninsula and our honeymoon even more special.
This was my second trip to the Peninsula Beijing and it was absolutely fantastic. It was amazing to see team that we got to know the previous year and how they went out of their way to cater to our needs. Jason and Mukden, the concierges we dealt with mainly just continued to ensure that they took care of us amid a sea of other guests and that our preferences were met in tours, restaurant reservations, train ticket purchases, and other little things. Anna, the Director of Guest Relations whom we had the opportunity to meet on a previous visit ensured that we were well taken care of and that when i left a phone charger in another city was able to arrange for it to be delivered to the hotel so i could have it for the balance of our trip.
I really felt like i was coming home when i entered the property, i was greeted by my name, the hotel insisted in papering us to extremes and were extremely attentive.
Prior to my visit to the Peninsula Beijing in 2018, i was familiar with the brand but only really had a passing knowledge of them having stayed at the chicago and New York hotels, both with very memorable experiences. However it was the Beijing hotel that really blew us a way and that made us return less than a year later and to stay in no less than two other properties (Paris and Shanghai) in side that time period.
If you want a great hotel, with an extremely attentive staff from food, to service this is the place to call home when you are in Beijing.
We have just returned to the UK from a 2 week tour of China which was mostly for the purpose of giving our adopted chinese daughter the opportunity to see and learn more about the country of her birth. We visited many cities during our tour and ended our trip with 3 nights in Beijing. My husband talked to the Guest Relations Executive Jamie Wang and explained to him our particular reason for the holiday in China. On the last evening so much kindness was shown to us and to our daughter by Jamie. He had arranged for balloons, special music and other gifts to be arranged in our suite for us. Our daughter was very touched by this as it made her feel very special. Jamies even came in earlier than his shift was due to start the following day to say goodbye to us as we were leaving, He was clearly touched by our story and his thoughtfulness ended our China trip on a very positive note. We enjoyed staying in this hotel. The suite was lovely and we would happily stay here again. Thank you Jamie.
Relatively new hotel with quality service. I was pleasantly supriced with quality airport pickup booked at time of reservation. It was plesure to ride after demanding flight. Quick reception formalities , fantastic service on arrival and thought my stay.