Four Seasons Hotel Beijing // (c) 2012 Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
Beijing is now home to the newly opened 313-room Four Seasons Hotel Beijing, the first Four Seasons hotel in China's capital. The new property is in the Liangmahe area of the Central Business District, close to the Third Diplomatic Precinct. In addition to its close proximity to Chao Yang Park and Theater and the Solana Center, the hotel is a 30-minute drive from the Forbidden City and several other areas of interest including the 798 Art Zone, Wang Fu Shopping District, Pan Jia Yuan Antique Market, San Li Tun Village and the Zheng Yi Ci traditional opera house.
"We are so delighted to share the new Four Seasons Hotel Beijing with travelers and residents of the city," said Sanjiv Hulugalle, general manager of the Four Seasons Hotel Beijing. "Like the city itself, our hotel harmoniously marries Chinese tradition with a contemporary aesthetic in a setting of luxury and the highly personalized service for which Four Seasons is world-renowned."
The interior design of the Four Seasons Hotel Beijing blends ancient Chinese themes with an up-to-the-minute design aesthetic, with many pieces of contemporary Chinese art displayed throughout the hotel.
Dining options include two restaurants and three lounges. Cai Yi Xuan restaurant presents Cantonese cuisine, with an emphasis on the Shanghai-Hangzhou region and a menu specializing in dim sum, dumplings and pancakes, as well as local specialties such as the Beijing Appetizer plate and Peking Duck. Cai Yi Xuan also has eight private dining rooms. The hotel's Mio restaurant offers Italian cuisine prepared in an open kitchen, with specialties of fresh pastas and pizzas from a wood-fired oven. The Tea Garden, located on the sixth floor, offers more than 30 tea blends. Australian artist Jayne Dyer has created an installation of hundreds of polished steel butterflies attached to the atrium wall of the Tea Garden, inspired by the Chinese folktale, "The Butterfly Lovers."
The Spa at Four Seasons is inspired by the architecture of traditional Chinese tea gardens and courtyards. The spa has 11 treatment pavilions and a sun-lit pool with whirlpool.
The hotel also has a 24-hour business center on the third floor, a 26th floor Executive Club Lounge and an Imperial Ballroom that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests.
The Four Seasons Hotel Beijing is currently offering an introductory package that includes luxury accommodations, complimentary Internet service and daily continental breakfast for two.