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The Peninsula Beijing is city luxury at its best. Our room was a spacious and luxurious suite (I believe all rooms are suite style). We arranged for our airport pick up through the hotel and had a seamless checking right to our room. There are restaurants and a lobby bar. All of which are great, one is a Chinese restaurant and the other is Western with Italian and French influences. The hotel is conveniently located close to the sight seeing highlights like the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and food street. And if you are looking to shop the lobby and the lower levels are where you need to be, full of luxury must haves labels like LV, Chanel and Hermes (and that's just one floor!)
"Amazing service and perfect location! "
Just arrived & from the beginning it is an amazing experience with an excellent service for a great price. People are lovely, rooms amazing & tablet system so practical: you can do whatever you do from it such as information, booking, lights, food, etc...when it comes to the bathroom you have a spa button which gets the light down and give you relaxing music. On top of all the services of a "grand hotel", it has a valet box: where you can get things delivered without being disturbed! You will also find all plugs included in many places in the bedroom. Finally , a spa with all type of cares, a fantastic pool, restaurant and shops make it an unforgettable stay in Beijing!
"Great hotel within walking distance of Forbidden city"
Large quality rooms, with a modern feel. The room vibe is somewhere between a business room and a a comfortable luxury apartment.Staff efficient and attentive to any needs. The hotel has a great indoor swimming pool, and a spa/massage centre. It is with walking distance of forbidden palace, and many shops and restaurants are nearby. You can get to places further away by using the the subway Would stay again if in Beijing.
"Completely revamped & upgraded"
Although Peninsula isn't the most convenient hotel for my business needs, I applaud the new rooms after extensive renovation of the property. Rooms are very well designed, luxury can be felt in every corner, though I could still hear a bit of noise from the nearby road construction during my stay. If you are here for sightseeing, Peninsula offers a great location right by Wangfujiang area. The hotel lobby is large, though a bit stuffy and solemn to my taste. Staff were all very attentive, but they looked a bit more like security guards than hospitality staff. With so much competition in Beijing, Peninsula has a great product to offer, but it still takes time to win hearts from a wider audience who appreciates not only luxury, but location as well as liveliness and energy in the vibrant capital of China.
"Peninsula Luxury in Goldfish Hutong "
Just spent two nights at the Peninsula Beijing this past weekend around the middle of September. I have been visiting the Peninsula Hotel since it's opening around 1988. As a matter fact, I was a member of the health club back in 1988 when Hotel opened. There is an interesting story to the Peninsula Hotel as it's original shareholder was the People's Liberation Army (PLA). The story goes that when the hotel first opened and staff were hired in preparation for the opening; unfortunately the new staff promptly took home 50% of the utensils, bedspreads, towels and accessories you would use in running a hotel. An all hands on meeting was quickly called and the general manager basically gave the staff 12 hours to return everything or else. I understand that most of the items taken home were returned and that the staff were sent to the POA for basic training to instill discipline into their mindset. The original peninsula was managed by the Manila branch of the Peninsula Hotel. Back in 1989 most trainees have never been to a hotel let alone a five star international hotel. The buffet line was always interesting to experience a fish out of water situation. I have had the experience of watching a PLA general plating up at the buffet line starting with chocolate cake then a slice of roast beef followed by various appetizers and finally topped off with a bread roll. At least he had the various courses in the right order. The Peninsula Hotel Beijing has gone through many renovations in iterations. The most recent renovation was completed in 2017. It's original 400+ rooms were reduced to 200+ most of the rooms are many suites. The peninsula has also increased the number of high-end luxury retail shops and reduced the number of food and beverage outlets. I personally did not care for the high end shopping but the hotel itself is pristine and well-managed. You always get a sense of calm in the hotel despite the frenetic to and fro outside on the street Beijing. The service is always calm and elegant with a touch of that Peninsula flair. Tasty soups served in the lobby lounge never comes directly in a bowl. It is always served personally from a small silver serving boat. The executive suites and rooms are beautifully furnished and appointed. The use of electronic control panels to operate all of the audio visual equipment, the lighting, the sheer and drapes work effectively. The suited have been re-design with two entranceways ; the main entrance and the back entrance which goes directly into the walk-in closet / dressing room. Eight guests smart phone can be connected directly into the panel and play audio or video on the main screens. The cleaning staff are professional and non-intrusive as this is the style at the Peninsula. Everything in the hotel looks pristine as if you were invited to a friend's beautifully appointed home. Breakfast served at the Jing is what one would expect from an international buffet with emphasis on Chinese menu. I visit many hotels each year and by far this stay at the Peninsula Beijing has been my best experience this year. I highly recommend staying at the Peninsula especially if you are touring or on holiday. Enjoy the hotel and the neighborhoods of Goldfish Hutong. See photos provided.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM
Please note the hotel will be totally refurbished from April 2015 to late 2016. The enhancement will be split into two distinct phases to ensure that disturbance is kept to an absolute minimum. During the renovation, certain floors and restaurant outlets will be closed, but the hotel and the shopping Arcade will remain open for business as usual throughout this period.