Beijing & Around
Beijing, China’s capital city and cultural heart, is a sprawling metropolis of Imperial history and cutting edge modernity. Gateway to the infamous Great Wall and home to six UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the tranquil Temple of Heaven and majestic Forbidden City, Beijing seamlessly blends China’s historic past with its progressive, vibrant and cosmopolitan present.
Explore Beijing’s atmospheric Hutongs, a labyrinth of ancient alleyways, glittering skyscrapers and Tiananmen Square, the symbolic heart of modern China. Discover peaceful gardens at the Summer Palace and the elegant architecture of the Forbidden City, the administrative centre to the historic Ming and Qing Dynasties. Beijing’s fast-paced way of life makes it a thrilling place to visit, but you can escape the hustle and bustle for some quiet reflection at the Temple of Heaven, where locals enjoy their morning exercise and meditation. Unearth the secrets of the iconic Great Wall as you explore the remote reaches of this vast edifice, away from the crowds.
Brickyard Retreat at Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu, Great Wall, China
Best for: Couples, Eco/ethical tourism
Sitting approximately 45 minutes from Beijing's city centre, in the small village of Beigou, Brickyard is an extraordinary boutique retreat with just 34 rooms and private houses. It was once a factory producing glazed tiles and is full of character.
The Opposite House
Beijing, Beijing & Around, China
Best for: Short Break, Culture, Spa & health
The Opposite House is a chic and trendy property located in the cosmopolitan, creative and vibrant heart of Beijing’s Santilun Village. With a contemporary style it is a refreshing option in the city's many luxury hotels.
Waldorf Astoria Beijing
Best for: Culture, Adventure, Short Break
Located in the historic centre 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.
Best for: Adventure, Culture, Short Break, Spa & health
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.