Waldorf Astoria Beijing
Located in the historic center of Beijing, the Waldorf Astoria provides the perfect fusion of modern luxury and the traditional orient. With a brilliant mix of contemporary art pieces and classic architectural elements the hotel encapsulates Beijing.
At a Glance
Beautiful contemporary feel with modern art touches
Fantastic location for some of Beijing's greatest cultural sites including the Forbidden City
Stunning Hutong wing with rooms laid out in the traditional Chinese style
Large and fantastically designed rooms and bathrooms
Great indoor pool and wonderful spa utilising traditional Chinese Medicine philosophies
Beijing is fantastic and vibrant metropolis combining rich imperial history and modern development with some brilliant hidden corners. With its attention to detail, beautiful artistic touches and wonderful service the Waldorf Astoria is the perfect base from which to explore this city.
The hotel is situated in the heart of Beijing just steps away from the major shopping and nightlife districts as well as cultural sites such as Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the famous Beijing night market with lots of weird and wonderful goods to try! From the hotel, the city is at your fingertips whether you are a culture vulture or like to shop till you drop.
After days exploring this incredible city you'll want to relax and indulge both your body and your mind. Test out the fantastic spa treatments and therapies with a dip in the beautiful indoor pool or indulge your taste buds at the award-winning Brasserie 1893 or Zijin Mansion restaurants.
However you choose to spend your time in Beijing, this luxurious hotel will ensure your stay is seamless the delightful concierge team at the Astoria will be on hand to assist with any special requirements.
The Waldorf Astoria offers a range of luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, each beautifully decorated in a modern style and an oriental flare. Each room and suite benefits from spacious accommodation and comes complete with fantastic array of amenities.
There are two wings to the hotel, with special suites available in the Waldorf Hutong Courtyard. The four studios located here are designed in the traditional Chinese style over just two floors to provide a more traditional experience.
Children are welcome at The Waldorf Astoria but there are no special facilities except for babysitting which can be arranged on request.
There are two beautiful restaurants to choose from at The Waldorf Astoria Beijing - The Brasserie 1893 and Zijin Mansion serving an array of continental and Cantonese dishes. Brasserie 1893 takes its name from Waldorf Astoria New York and its staring element is the Chef's Table to accommodate eight guests. For those who want to try the best of Cantonese and Beijing specialties Zijin Mansion provides the perfect spot. Alongside these there is the beautifully designed Peacock Alley for a pre or post dinner drink or to indulge in one of Beijing's favorite pastimes - afternoon tea.
For a different kind of indulgence the spa offers an array of relaxing treatments and there is a stunning indoor pool in which to relax.
There is a huge amount to explore in Beijing and the Waldorf Astoria is extremely well located for the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square which you can spy from the upper floors of the hotel. Then of course slightly further away you have a whole different side of Beijing with the vibrant 798 art district and fascinating Hutongs.
Location & Directions
The Waldorf Astoria is located in the heart of the Ancient city of Beijing within easy access to all major historical and modern sites. The Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City and the Great Wall are all nearby and the delightful concierge team would be happy to help you arrange a visit.
When to go
Beijing enjoys four distinctive seasons owning to its humid continental climate, ranging from very warm during the summer: 28ºC to 38ºC, to chilly and dry during the winter: -10ºC to 10ºC. Fall (September to early November) is the optimal season to visit Beijing as the weather is gorgeous and fewer tourists are in town. In winter, it’s glacial outside (dipping as low as -20°C) and the northern winds cut through the city. Arid spring is OK, apart from the awesome sand clouds that sweep in from Inner Mongolia and the static electricity that discharges everywhere. Spring also sees the snow like liuxù (willow catkins) wafting through the air and collecting in drifts. From May onwards the mercury can surge well over 30°C. Beijing simmers under a scorching sun in summer (reaching over 40°C), which also sees heavy rainstorms late in the season. Maybe surprisingly, this is also considered the peak season, when hotels typically raise their rates and the Great Wall nearly collapses under the weight of marching tourists. Air pollution can be intolerable in both summer and winter.