Livin' the suite life: the most luxe hotels in Beijing

The staycays that dreams are made of

Butlers, private pools, imported trees, stunning vistas: there’s something for everyone (with enough cash). Whether it’s a staycay or vacay, these ultra-plush dwellings are extravagantly comfortable – and comfortably extravagant
Mind your manors

Mind your manors

It has long been said that in Beijing, the Venn diagram of rest and relaxation intersects squarely at Rosewood’s Premier Spa Suite. Aside from the luxe flourishes we’ve come to know as standard for the hotel’s suites (dedicated butler, anyone?), this 100sqm pleasure dome comes with an in-room massage table and an oversized bathtub, meaning you no longer have to leave your privilege to chase down a rub down, like a chump. That said, guests here also have access to the Manor Club (free-flow for just about everything the mouth desires); wholly worth a schlep to the seventh floor for. Premier Spa Suite from 5,140RMB. per night plus charges.

The highest room in the city

The highest room in the city

Assert your extravagance by sleeping at a higher altitude than everyone else in the city. Luxury shouldn’t have to mean the most expensive, though, and such a privilege is more achievable than you might think: the China World Summit Wing’s (and the city’s) highest rooms are actually its cheapest (from 1,700RMB per night) and are located on the 77th floor. Every room features floor-to-ceiling windows, but western- facing rooms are the pick of the bunch.

Crowning jewel

Crowning jewel

Opened in September this year, luxury jeweller Bulgari’s fourth foray into hotels is nothing short of exquisite. We could go on about its private riverside garden with its 200-year-old imported trees, but as they say, the cream rises to the top, and the hotel’s top-floor Bulgari Suite is creamy AF. At nearly 400sqm it’s one of Beijing’s biggest, and beyond its exceptionally high ceilings and black granite floor, wanton luxury goes luxer still with a south-facing view of Beijing’s skyline. A private massage room and sauna round out what might be Beijing’s most OTT pamper pad, but beware, it comes with a matching price. Bulgari Suite from 128,888RMB per night plus charges.

Splashin' the cash

Splashin' the cash

Heaven forfend having to bathe with the layfolk! Slink into a Deluxe Lagoon Suite at art-luxe haven Hotel Éclat, each equipped with its own private five-metre swimming pool, parked on a massive, covered terrace that gives views of the surrounding CBD. Suites are uniquely themed and furnished, with anything from grand pianos, grandiose artworks and extravagant chaise longues. From 12,000RMB per night plus charges. 

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