Conrad Beijing is Now Open

Beijing Forbidden City
Beijing Forbidden City Credit zhaojiankang iStock Getty Images Plus Getty Images

Conrad BeijingThe luxury hotel boom continues in the Chinese capital, with the opening of the Conrad Beijing at the end of March in a futuristic skyscraper that the hotel’s Facebook page describes as “inspired by nerve tissue.” Named after China’s Sage of Tea, the restaurant Lu Yu has a two-storey wall that resembles a library stocked with a wide variety of Chinese teas. (Private dining rooms are available where chefs will prepare your meal right before your eyes.)

There’s a resident DJ spinning tracks at the hotel’s rooftop bar, Vivid, which also has an al fresco area. The 289 guest rooms are contemporary in style, and come with luxurious comforts (like Nespresso machines 400-thread-count bed linens). The Wall Street Journal describes another perk: “each room has a humidifier and Blueair air purifier—necessities for coping with Beijing's dry climate and eye-watering pollution.” Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for expansive views over the city from the hotel’s location in the Chaoyang District. The Conrad also has a spa, fitness center, and 25-meter pool. Note that spa services won't be available until June 1, 2013.

Rendering of the hotel’s rooftop bar via Facebook

Free Luxury Travel Newsletter

Like this story? Subscribe to The Dossier

Luxury Travel Advisor’s only newsletter, covering unique destinations and product news for affluent travelers. Delivered every Tuesday & Thursday.

Suggested Articles:

The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley has announced that Steven Szenasi has been appointed general manager ahead of the resort’s late 2021 opening.

Rosewood Amsterdam is housed in the former Palace of Justice, which overlooks the Prinsengracht in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Canal District.

In November, Machu Picchu will begin to receive tourists under strict biosecurity measures as flights will resume from six U.S. cities. Learn more.