Sometimes as a luxury lifestyle writer, you have to be creative when writing about hotels and spas, only because not everyone gets to personally experience what they write. Scribbling about a faraway place like St. Regis, Beijing is one such instance. Since our hearts and minds are always attuned to luxury lifestyles, we find a way to write about places we might never visit. Located in the heart of Beijing among business, shopping, and diplomatic districts, this is a hotel you may want to stop by for few days and experience everything it has to offer.
There are eight types of rooms and suites with the Presidential Suite being the most lavishly decorated and luxurious of them all. All 258 guest rooms and suites feature a host of amenities including built-in 42” flat screen LCD TV’s, satellite channels, plush bedding, coffee/tea set plus kettle, signature bath amenities and free internet access. Befitting a business hotel all rooms are furnished with business-friendly work desks, fax & copier, stationery, data ports and more.
Spacious rooms with marble bathrooms, fresh cut flowers, and fruits welcome guests who are there to explore the great city of Beijing. Nearby sightseeing places include the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Hotel’s efficient concierge service is there to give you a helping hand in case you need recommendations for sightseeing, entertainment etc.
For dining, in addition to 24-hour private dining in the room and their famous butler service, there are several restaurants on the premises to offer you various culinary experiences. The Garden Court offers a blend of Chinese and international cuisine, while the Garden Lounge is the perfect place for afternoon tea and cocktails including St. Regis’ signature Bloody Mary. The Press Club Bar offers a place to meet friends for a round of drinks in the evening.
St Regis Beijing Danieli’s Restaurant
To satisfy your Italian food cravings head over to Danieli’s with scenic views, they are rumored to have the most extensive Italian wine selection in Beijing. For cakes and pastries, Rui Pastry Shop is the place to stop by. When in Beijing, eat like natives do – for elegant Cantonese cuisine head over to the Celestial Court. The opulent restaurant with 5 luxurious private rooms serves traditional Cantonese food as well as dishes from other regions of China.
Other conveniences include the Iridium Spa with its own natural hot springs and over 40 western and Chinese stress-relieving treatments. An enclosed 250 square-meter swimming pool in Greco-Roman style and two hot spring Jacuzzis to compliment it. For ladies who worry about their hair and beauty, a full-service hair salon is there to take care of your needs. Travelling fitness buffs can take heart knowing there is a state-of-the-art fitness center as well as a yoga studio to keep up with their fitness regimes.
Room rates start from CN¥1,600 (approx. $260) for Deluxe Room accommodation and can be booked online here.