Aman Summer Palace Beijing
With exclusive access to the Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Aman Beijing is a unique experience due to its stunning location, traditionally influenced design and unbeatable Aman service.
At a Glance
Secret door from the hotel directly into The Summer Palace next door
Majority of the buildings are former guesthouses for The Summer Palace
Three outstanding restaurants including a Chinese restaurant and Naoki serving French kaiseki cuisine
Huge underground spa complex includes a vast indoor pool
Cinema available for private hire complete with popcorn and a great list of movies
Fancy a lazy day relaxing at the hotel? Make use of the stunning underground spa, pool and incredible private cinema.Victoria Hogg
Wander through the covered walkway to the secret door for exclusive access to the Summer Palace after all the tourists have gone.Scott Dunn team
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Aman at Summer Palace is located in a series of pavilions, the original dwellings used by guests of the Summer Palace who were awaiting an audience with the Empress. Built in 1750, the Summer Palace is a garden estate dotted with palaces around a lake, formerly used to escape the heat of the Forbidden City.
The Aman's rooms and suites reflect traditional Chinese architecture with a regal ambience. The property has been sympathetically designed to acknowledge the history and cultural importance of its location and the bedrooms reflect this; whether you are staying in a Room or a Suite, the history and culture surrounding the hotel strongly influence the decor and atmosphere.
Many exquisite dining options are available at Aman at Summer Palace including French Kaiseki, Western and Chinese, all in stunning, unique settings. Interesting touches include the cigar room at the bar and the music pavilion where musicians perform in the afternoons and evenings on warm days. Following a day exploring Beijing’s sights unwind with a treatment in the indulgent spa with a massage, facial or holistic body treatment or a swim in the hotel's enormous indoor lap pool.
The 43 Rooms and Suites at Aman at The Summer Palace feature authentically designed Ming Dynasty style furniture, Jin clay tiles, wooden screens and bamboo blinds crafted from traditional materials. There are ten Courtyard Guest rooms and eight Suites. The 17 Deluxe Suites vary - some have a combined bedroom and sitting room while in others they are separate - all feature king size beds, day beds, reading chairs and writing desks. The seven Courtyard Suites are even more spacious. The voluminous Imperial Suite has 3 separate pavilions and includes a lounge area, dining area and private courtyard.
Children are welcome at Aman at Summer Palace but there are no specific facilities except for babysitting which can be arranged on request.
Aman at Summer Palace has three restaurants serving a wide range of cuisines in beautiful settings; Naoki serves French Kaiseki fare which combines French and Japanese techniques and is served at an open kitchen with guests seated at a Japanese counter. The Chinese Restaurant serves traditional Cantonese and Peking specialties and in the main building the Lobby and Courtyard restaurants serve a variety of cuisines in elegant settings, each room specializing in a different cuisine. There is a cigar room and music pavilion where musicians perform in the afternoons and evenings. The fabulous spa has nine treatment rooms and offers a huge range of holistic treatments as well as yoga, pilates, a beauty salon, 25 meter indoor lap pool, gym, squash courts and personal trainers. There is also a well stocked library and the hotel's theater has 37 leather recliner seats for films and television broadcasts.
Just a few steps from the East gate of the Summer Palace, enjoying this beautiful historical site is wonderfully convenient from The Aman. The Forbidden City is 15km away and attractions such as The Temple of Heaven and The Great Wall are also easily reached. Beijing's hutongs, markets, restaurants and shops are all well worth a visit and for something different, visits to home studios of local artists and the Chinese Dance Academy can be arranged.
Location & Directions
On Gongmenqian Street, adjacent to the East gate of the Summer Palace, Aman at Summer Palace is an oasis of calm situated a mere 15km from Beijing’s Forbidden City.
When to go
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.