In the Chinese capital, The Peninsula Beijing has just revealed the results of a massive renovation. The luxury hotel’s previous 525 have been reduced to just 230 rooms (including 61 suites). Starting at 645 square feet, these guest rooms are the most spacious in Beijing, and amongst the biggest in the country. Designed to resemble the interior of a luxury yacht, the rooms are more akin to suites- with a separate bedroom, living room, bathroom and wardrobe. The spa-like bathrooms are spacious, marble-lined retreats with soaking tubs and separate rainshowers.
A big focus is on technology and functionality, as seen in other Peninsula properties around the globe. The goal is to offer the “most personalized” rooms in the world, starting with 24-hour check-in/check-out. All in-room amenities are customizable; the bedside and desk tablets are pre-set in 11 different languages to control all the room functions. Business travelers will appreciate the printer/scanner, the portable VoIP phone, and the other “guest room as office” amenities.
Booking tips: The Peninsula Beijing has the highest percentage of suites of any Beijing luxury hotel. The top suite is The Peninsula Suite, which measures a whopping 7,104 square feet. Accessed by private elevator, the suite is decorated with Chinese antiques and comes with its own gym.