Three new eminent and prestigious awards were bestowed upon The Waldorf Astoria Beijing in 2017, cementing its standing as a leader in the luxury hotel market in Beijing and throughout China. It has been a remarkable and memorable year for the hotel though these recognitions and honors would not be possible without loyal guests, visitors and partners to whom Waldorf Astoria Beijing is eternally grateful and looks forward to welcoming back in 2018.
In addition, Waldorf Astoria Beijing announced it has been recognized as a winner in the luxury hotel category of the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® awards for Hotels, ranking 21st out of 25. Travelers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travelers worldwide. In the 16th year of the awards, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top 8,095 properties in 94 countries and 8 regions worldwide.
The wildly popular and well respected Travel and Leisure USA, awarded the hotel “The World’s Best Hotels in Beijing” as well as “The 10 Best City Hotels in Asia” saying “In sprawling Beijing, location is everything, and the top-rated Waldorf Astoria’s central position alone makes it top choice. The hotel is just a few minutes’ walk to both the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, in the Wangfujing neighborhood. Plus, there are only 176 rooms, giving it a more intimate atmosphere that feels decidedly boutique – especially if you spring for the villa, which surrounds a garden courtyard and is inspired by traditional Chinese hutong neighborhoods. Readers also noted the exemplary staff, who are quick to suggest restaurants and shops that are off the beaten path”.
In addition, Conde Nast, the predominant leader of travel trends and unique stays awarded the Waldorf Astoria with a place on their “Best Gourmet Getaways Hotel of the Gold” and CNN Travel listed it as one of their favorites on their well-publicized list of “Beijing’s 20 Hotels” stating “the Waldorf is housed in a stunning latticework of copper and bronze that, architecturally, outshines all around it. Approachably boutique in scale, its silk-lined, sculpture-strewn corridors exude privilege and class, while the 175 rooms boast art deco accents, Ferragamo amenities, and, if you can bag an upper, west-facing floor, views towards Beihai Park and the Forbidden City”.
These new awards in 2017 are the latest in the long line of accolades the hotel has received since it first opened its doors in 2014 when it quickly became a favored destination and as it continues to dominate its position as not only Beijing’s choicest hotel but one of the worlds.
Waldorf Astoria Beijing is an extraordinary place where your own story begins. Standing as a dramatic bronze building, the hotel is a landmark in the heart of the Wangfujing district, and an icon where time transcends through the rich Chinese tradition to today’s sophisticated affluent lifestyle. With its signature True Waldorf Service, the hotel exemplifies discreet personalized attention, creating unforgettable moments that add up to an extraordinary experience that could only happen at a Waldorf Astoria. Guests of Waldorf Astoria Beijing also enjoy the unparalleled benefits of the Hilton Honors Program.
The hotel features 169 luxuriously appointed guestrooms including 37 suites, several with furnished terraces in the main hotel tower. Each room is spacious with elegantly and thoughtfully designed separate living, work and resting areas, providing a generous residential environment amidst modern technology and exquisite Ferragamo amenities. The hotel also offers inspiring residential experiences in the Waldorf Astoria Hutong Villa, plus 4 Hutong studios in two beautifully constructed (to original specifications) Hutongs. Waldorf Hutong Villa is 2-storey, comprises 2 bedrooms, a grand terrace, a private swimming pool, an entertainment area, a living room and a separate dining room for 12 guests.
The meeting spaces at Waldorf Astoria Beijing are ideally suited to groups requiring a discreet place to meet for business whilst still having close access to Beijing’s leisure and tourist attractions. The hotel’s downtown location is in close proximity to the central government providing easy access for delegations or meetings with government departments. Different function spaces can accommodate meetings from eight people to 200 people.
The Peacock Alley lounge seats up to 66 people, with a Bar offering a light menu and delightful Afternoon Tea. It is also an elegant venue for evening cocktails. Brasserie 1893, the main dining room features 90 seats including a Chef’s Table for eight guests. The show kitchen presents a visual feast and brings the Chefs closer to our guests. Zijin Mansion provides an exceptional dining experience with five private dining rooms, the largest seats 24 guests. The main dining room seats 40 guests. The restaurant specializes in fine Cantonese cuisine and some of Beijing’s favorite delicacies.
WALDORF ASTORIA SPA AND FITNESS
Relax, unwind and find your personal sanctuary at the Waldorf Astoria Spa. With seven treatment suites and a spa retail boutique, the spa specializes in authentic and energizing body and face treatments for both men and women. The Fitness Room is equipped with the latest cardio vascular and weight training machines. There are is a heated indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, open daily from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm which will open to the public soon.