Signature St. Regis butler service—unpacking, pressing, coffee fetching—for all guests
The Garden Court’s mega-indulgent Sunday Brunch
24-hour health club and copious alternative options for sport nuts
What To Know
The 16,146-square-foot Iridium Spa pipes in water from natural hot springs
The immediate diplomatic area is more leafy than lively
Parking on site
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An expat delight on Embassy Row, richly appointed like a private residence, butler included
A $27 million renovation in 2008 by NYC’s Alexandra Champalimaud & Associates lacquered even more luxe onto the 258 rooms and suites: modern Chinoiserie decor in copper and gold tones, polished woods and richly textured fabrics, marble bathrooms, fresh-cut flowers, and in-mirror LCD TVs. Round-the-clock butler service comes standard, but sporty perks like an eight-lane bowling alley, billiards table, squash courts, a gem-box of a glass-enclosed pool, and rooftop putting green/driving range are anything but. If you’ve clocked out on Chinese food, restaurant Danieli’s offers Beijing’s finest take on Italian food.
In the Area
Nearby Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City may offer serious sightseeing, but pedestrianized Wangfujing Dajie, Beijing’s oldest and most famous shopping street, and the picturesque hutongs that branch off it present a crash course in Chinese culture that harkens back to the Ming Dynasty. Today over 280 odd stores from swanky relics (Shengxifu hats, Wuyutai tea) to flea market-style finds cater to the tourist trade. Set down a picturesque hutong is one of Beijing’s most charming restaurants, Dali Courtyard. A daily set menu lets you taste your way through expertly cooked Yunnanese specialties in a tree-lined courtyard ringed in Imperial-style walls. Feeling fearless? Wangfujing Xiao Chi Jie “Snack Street” offers pan-China street food with everything from Sichuan dumplings and Cantonese seafood soups to starfish, snakes and scorpions served on sticks. For a window into modern Beijing, spend an afternoon wandering through 798 Dashanzi, a complex of art galleries, cafes and boutiques carved from a factory district that once produced electronics for the military.