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
- 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
Peninsula Beijing is a 5-star, all-suite hotel located in Wangfujing (ideal for both business and tourism, Forbidden City is walking distance)
Suites are huge and beautiful. Too many hotels in China think luxury equals gold and glitter ... in Peninsula it is all classy and understated - top quality materials and state-of-the-art technology, providing a very peaceful environment. Art is on display everywhere (lobby, rooms, gallery)
Breakfast is delicious, ample choice (both Asian and Western), eggs-on-demand station of course.
What sets Peninsula apart (in my worldwide top 5 hotels ... and I visited many of the 5-star and palace type) is the outstanding quality of service. Courteous, efficient, never intrusive. Leigh Li (Front Office Manager and member of "Les clés d'Or") took great care of us, from restaurant recommendations & reservations (you must try TRB Hutong) to full-day taxi booking to visit Mutianyu (Great Wall) ...and all the useful day-to-day advice which makes a stay very special. Thank you for everything - including your winning smile!
Needless to say we will return to Peninsula for our next stay in Beijing.
I will start by thanking the great people that work there. First of all Andrea the manager is not only a great person but FANTASTIC at his job. Always taking care of the customers and seeing everything is taking care of. He even found as a room when we couldn’t. Alan at the lobby restaurante is always so nice and attentive as well as Marteen at the Jing restaurante. Everyone was so helpful and kind that made our stayed really nice. We spent in the hotel around two months and I can say everything was great.Starting with the rooms that are not only brand new but very very spacious.Super technological everything can be manage by a tablet. The walking closets are huge as well as the bathroom and bedroom. The Gym is AMAZING. You even have a Pilates bed and a huge swimming pool and all the typical machines. The restaurants are superb. You have multiple choices of food, from pasta, pizza, steak to Chinese. The breakfast is the best!! The lobby is great with lots of luxury boutiques such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton to Graff.
Regarding the cleaning I can say that the hole place is impecable, from the restrooms at the lobby (there is a lady the hole time) to the room that are serviced three times a day.
This hotel is excellent but mostly the people that work there that makes the place as home.
The Peninsula Beijing is without a doubt an outstanding hotel worthy of all the praise that former clients have given in past reviews. The hotel is nothing without the very special people who take care of us when we walk through the lobby to check in. The first person we were met by was Director of Guest Relations, Anna Porisch. She proved to be a gracious and charming host and showed us to our suite. There, she presented me with a special birthday cake and a video created by her staff to celebrate my 60th birthday. I learned that turning 60 was a very big occasion in China and many of the staff wished me happy birthday when walking through the hotel like Paola, manager of the Huang Ting Restaurant. As I write this review from another hotel, I regret I am not staying at the Peninsula Hotel here.
We recently stayed in the Peninsula Beijing.I would highly recommend this hotel.The room and the service were some of the best we have experienced and the front office manager Leigh Li was superb,a great credit to the hotel and made our trip to China all the more memorable.Thanks also to the excellent concierge for organising our trips and trains
We stayed at this beautiful Grand Hotel
on 13Oct-16Oct. service absolutely Beyond expectation. our room is huge and contemporary. Hotel staffs spoke outstanding English fluently and super friendly not to mention super polite.
Greatly appreciated to Chief Concierge Ms. May Wu, Front Manager Ms.Leigh Li, Ambassador of the hotel Ms. Mary Li.
in provided absolutely top-notch service.
Inaddition Mr.Johnny Qin Assistant guest relation manager who stayed way Beyond overtime
In Greeting of our late arrival.
Whenever you have opportunity to visit the capital city of China this hotel definitely highly recommended.