The Peninsula Beijing has unveiled its extensive renovation and refurbishment. The hotel has transformed its 525 rooms into just 230 suite-style rooms, making the standard rooms – at 65 square metres on average – the largest in Beijing and among the largest in China.
Each room has a separate bedroom, living room, bathroom and dressing room and the rooms have been upgraded to reflect the level of technological consistency found at other Peninsula hotels around the world. In-room technology includes paperless hotel and city information and services available in 11 different languages.
Sixty-one suites include The Peninsula Suite, styled after a Chinese aristocrat’s home; 17 reimagined Beijing Suites with living and dining areas, private dressing areas and a private cinema room; as well as a collection of duplex rooms located on the top floor of the hotel, with floor-to-ceiling windows affording views over Beijing.
A walk-in closet is a new feature of all rooms at The Peninsula Beijing
The hotel has also transformed its public spaces, with interior inspiration taken from the ancient history of China.
A new Lobby restaurant will serve the celebrated Peninsula Afternoon Tea and the hotel’s international restaurant has been modernised to a farm-to-table-style venue.
A tea lounge has also been added to the dining options at the hotel, with Ming Dynasty-era tables and parasols. The tea lounge serves more than 50 varieties of premium Chinese teas and will also hold tastings in the style of a traditional Chinese tea ceremony.
The hotel’s in-house art collection features specially commissioned Chinese paintings, sculptures and installations, which have been incorporated into the hotel design. The Peninsula Beijing’s Art Residency program is the first of its kind at a luxury hotel in China, enabling aspiring artists to live and work for three months in Beijing. A purpose-built studio on the 14th floor of the hotel is available for hotel guests to visit and see the artist at work, with exclusive art dinners and themed events also planned.
Room bookings for The Peninsula Beijing are available from August 2016 and are priced from RMB 1,800 (about A$359) per night.