The 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