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Waldorf Astoria Beijing
Why we like it
- A contemporary hotel set in the heart of downtown Beijing
- Part of the exclusive Hilton Worldwide group
- Iconic bronze exterior inspired by traditional Chinese architecture
- Home to the exclusive Zijin Mansion restaurant and its legendary wine cellar
- Within close proximity to attractions such as Forbidden City and The Temple of Heaven
Exclusive to A&K clients
- Two Signature drinks at Peacock Alley bar
- A local gift unique to the area
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Each guide was very helpful and knowledgeable too. The hotels you selected were all beautiful with excellent service – we were particularly impressed with the wonderful Lodge in PingAn and the modern and welcoming Temple House in Chengdu. The train between Shanghai and Beijing was also a great journey – thank you for thinking to organise the Red Cap porter service as well!
- JS, London
Located in the heart of downtown Wangfujing, the grand Waldorf Astoria Beijing is setting a new standard in luxury hotel living. Behind its iconic architectural design and eye-catching bronze exterior, the hotel houses 176 elegant rooms spread over 12 floors. Accented by oriental design and scattered with unusual art features, each of the spacious rooms and suites display a modern twist on traditional Chinese style, while large floor to ceiling windows frame the view of the Beijing city skyline.
Dining out in Beijing presents you with a huge variety of traditional or fusion options, and in the Waldorf Astoria itself there are sophisticated restaurants and bars aplenty. We love the opulent surrounds of Zijin Mansion where you can enjoy traditional eastern cuisine from custom-made sandalwood chopsticks and choose from one of the 400 wines in the hotel's legendary wine collection. At Brasserie 1893 the chefs can be seen showcasing their skills in the show kitchen, while the iconic Peacock Alley lounge is the perfect place to unwind with a classic cocktail and take in the ambience.
Facilities at the hotel include the tranquil spa which offers treatments inspired by traditional Chinese medicine philosophies, a well-equipped fitness centre, heated indoor pool and bubbling whirlpool as well as a 24 hour complimentary business centre.
Best time to be there
While there are differences in the climate according to the region in China, it is best to travel in Spring and Autumn when the weather is not too hot nor freezing cold. But we also pay attention to festival periods and special occasions.
Beijing/Shanghai/Hong Kong (British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Virgin)
11 hours 20 minutes non-stop
GMT +7 hours
Visa required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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