Beijing, Beijing & Around, China
At a Glance
Central location next to Wangfujing Street
Huang Ting offers one of the best Chinese fine dining experiences in the country
Impeccable service and attention to detail
Interconnecting rooms available for families
Luxury shopping mall located under the hotel
Best time to Visit
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With scorching summers, cold winters, temperate springs and pleasant autumns, Beijing and its surrounding area experiences four distinct seasons. During the summer months, the mercury can reach over 40°C, bringing monsoon rains and extreme humidity, despite being the peak season for travel. From November through to March, northern winds whip through the city, seeing temperatures tumble to as low as -20°C in January, the coldest month. Springtime is windy yet pleasant, although sandstorms from Mongolia sweep through at this time of year making outdoor sightseeing uncomfortable. The Fall months are the perfect time to travel, with fewer tourists and the most clement weather for exploring the city.
To start planning your vacation to Peninsula Beijing
With a fabulous central Beijing location close to the Forbidden City, The Peninsula Beijing is the place to stay. It has contemporary guest rooms, fantastic facilities, luxury surrounds and exemplary Peninsula service.
Situated in the very heart of Beijing, between two main shopping areas and within easy walking distance of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, the Peninsula Beijing offers the perfect combination of both traditional and modern comfort. The Peninsula ranks among the best as a member of the leading hotels of the world.
The Peninsula Beijing's guest rooms have a contemporary edge with huge plasma screens and even have a TV to be enjoyed whilst in the bath! All mod cons have been included in the luxurious and comfortable rooms and suites and for those wanting a more intimate experience, access to the hotel's three Club floors allow the added luxury of private check-ins, peaceful buffet breakfasts, afternoon teas and evening cocktails in a more intimate, boutique hotel style atmosphere.
The service at Beijing's Peninsula is phenomenal from the moment the doorman welcomes you into the lobby. There is also an exclusive shopping arcade ready to be explored on the lower levels of the hotel as well as an indoor pool, state of the art gym and fantastic spa for relaxing after (or instead of) a day's sightseeing. The indulgent treatments conclude with relaxation time in the Asian tea lounge and are so much more than just a standard treatment - allow at least an hour in the spa to relax and enjoy it before your treatment even begins!
All of the hotel's 230 suite-style rooms are designed with comfort in mind, from the large marble bathrooms to sumptuous comfortable furnishings and have the very latest technology at your fingertips. Rooms range in size and amenities and include 61 suites. The collection of loft-style accommodation which incorporates the Duplex rooms.
Children are welcome and the spacious rooms are equipped with MP3/4 connectivity for entertainment purposes and there is a large DVD library available. There is a children's menu at Jing and children's room service. The Peninsula Kids Academy runs cultural and cooking activities such as kite making and traditional candied apple making (for children over 6). Babysitting can be provided.
The Peninsula Beijing's two restaurants, Huang Ting and Jing, cover a full spectrum of Cantonese, Asian and Western cuisine. The lobby lounge serves fantastic cocktails and the hotel's in-room dining experiences are 5 star. The hotel has a 20 meter indoor swimming pool, indulgent ESPA spa with 12 treatment rooms, ice fountain and crystal steam rooms among others and a fully equipped gym with personal trainers on hand.
The Peninsula Beijing have the 'Peninsula Academy' program available to all guests as a way to learn more about aspects of Chinese culture and traditions such as antiques, The Great Wall or even Chinese opera. Located in the city's famous Wangfujing shopping district, The Peninsula is perfectly positioned for those who want to explore the city's restaurants and shops independently and it is also walking distance from Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.
Sophie Jones (Staff)
The Peninsula will be under construction for 2 years but when the hotel is completed the rooms will be some of the largest in Beijing and even the lowest category room type will have an enormous bathroom and separate living area and bedroom which can be separated by a sliding door making it ideal for small families. The hotel is situated in a fantastic location close to the Forbidden City and also Beijing's famous night market which offers plenty of weird and wonderful late night bites!
Victoria Hogg (Staff)
On our first night in Beijing, we had dinner at Huang Ting at the Peninsula and this set the bar pretty high for the rest of our stay. The restaurant has been designed to echo the ancient Hutongs of Beijing and the setting is stunning. You enter through a huge wooden door and the decor is full of wood and low lighting - so atmospheric! The cuisine there is out of this world and I do not think I will order Chinese takeaway in London ever again! We had such a delicious banquet with Peking duck (which you must obviously try when in Peking!) and so many other delicious bits and pieces. My only regret is that we did not have the dim sum lunch there as well, which also sounds incredible. If you are still hungry, you could always wander down the road to the food market for fried scorpions, testicles and starfish....luckily we had already eaten and were pretty full!
Beijing Brewery Discovery Experience
Wind through the alleyways and lanes of Beijing’s Hutongs and discover neighborhood haunts where you’ll taste the city’s favorite late-night snack and sample local craft beer and spirits, including the potent ‘baijiu’.
Cooking in the Hutongs
Learn how to cook traditional Beijing cuisine during this fun and interactive cookery lesson in Beijing's hutongs (narrow streets, courtyards and alleyways).
Hutong Evening Foodie Tour By Tuktuk
Get a taste for the flavors of Beijing as you spend an evening touring neighborhood family-run restaurants in a tuktuk before ending the night at a local craft beer brewery. Feast on local delicacies as you mingle with the residents of the hutongs.
Hutong Walking Tour Series
Uncover a world hidden from view as you walk through the hutongs, or alleyways, that connect Beijing’s neighborhood houses and hear the eye-opening and intriguing stories of some of their most colorful inhabitants.
Introduction to Tai Chi & Qigong
Tai Chi and Qigong are two fascinating physical exercises which Chinese people often like to practice in preparation for the day ahead. During this short class, understand the history and health benefits of this morning ritual and learn some basic moves.
Visit The Great Wall of China at Mutianyu
Enjoy a half day tour to The Great Wall of China. This visit will take you to Mutianyu and although further from the city it offers a much more natural Wall experience as it is less visited, enabling one to appreciate the stunning countryside.
Visit Tiannamen Square & The Forbidden City
Enjoy a half day tour of Beijing's most well-known landmarks. Start with a trip to Tian'ammen Square before heading onto The Forbidden City, a former imperial palace which was the residence to twenty-four different Chinese Emperors.
Visit to The Temple of Heaven & The Summer Palace
Visit The Temple of Heaven and The Summer Palace on this full day tour. The Temple of Heaven is one of China's most iconic sacrificial monuments meanwhile The Summer Palace, a World Heritage Site, was built as a luxurious royal garden for royal families.
Walking around the Great Wall of China
Works started on the Great Wall of China as early as 200 B.C and it now stretches from Shanhaiguan by the Yellow Sea to Jiayuguan in the Gobi Desert. Sections of wall have been restored and repaired, offering fantastic walking opportunities.
Location & directions
Beijing, Beijing & Around, China
Peninsula Beijing is located on Goldfish Lane in Beijing's cultural district, adjacent to the Wangfujing shopping.
How to get there
10-hour flight to Beijing Capital International Airport. Peninsula Beijing is a 45-minute transfer from the airport.