Just 15 kilometres northwest of Beijing’s city centre lies a tranquil retreat adjacent to the East Gate of the iconic Summer Palace. Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing is housed in a series of pavilions dating back over a century, and provides guests with unparalleled access to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven. The original complex was used by guests of the Summer Palace awaiting an audience with the Empress Dowager Cixi at the turn of the 20th century.
Rooms and suites reflect traditional Chinese architecture and celebrate the courtyard style of the Summer Palace with a dignified ambience throughout. Whilst every modern comfort has been provided, the design embraces Imperial Chinese layouts, materials and fabrics. This summer palace luxury resort has a variety of dining options, an extensive Spa and a wide range of recreational facilities.
Beijing literally means ‘northern capital’ and is recognised as the political, educational, and cultural centre of the People’s Republic of China. Beijing is one of the world’s oldest cities dating back to the first millennium BC. It has been rebuilt several times throughout China’s dynastic history. Today this renewal continues apace. A visit to Beijing offers travellers a kaleidoscope of Old and New. With the Forbidden City at its core, Beijing expands in concentric rings echoing a blueprint from the Ming Dynasty. Old Beijing is found in the temples, palaces and narrow alleyways within the city’s second ring road, the original site of the long-demolished city walls. Around this historic centre, the modern city is a living showcase of contemporary China. Skyscrapers reach for the heavens and the city’s rich culture is celebrated with a wealth of cultural and entertainment options, from traditional opera to fine dining on regional and international cuisine. Travel between Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing and the city centre takes around 30-45 minutes.
Beijing Capital International Airport is one of the main international airports for flights arriving into, and departing from, China. Most international carriers from Europe, the USA and Asia provide services to and from Beijing. Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing is approximately 35 kilometres from the airport. Transfers are available between the resort and the airport on arrival and departure, and the journey takes around 45 minutes each way.
Naoki serves French kaiseki fare which combines French technique with Japanese culinary artistry. Chefs display their culinary flair in front of guests seated around the counter. Naoki is open for lunch and dinner.
Decorated with classic, Ming Dynasty-inspired furniture, the Chinese Restaurant features Peking duck and several imperial dishes, along with traditional Cantonese cuisine for both lunch and dinner. The restaurant consists of nine different rooms including six intimate spaces for gatherings. Chinese Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.
The Grill features Western cuisine and specializes in grilled-to-order prime cuts of meat and fresh seafood. The Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Reflection Pavilion features a peaceful terrace over-looking a lotus pond. A wide selection of premium cigars is available in the Cigar Room within the bar area. Overlooking a tranquil pond, the Music Pavilion is host to performances and private dining.
The Lobby is located in the resort’s elegant reception area and serves Continental breakfast, afternoon tea and light meals for lunch and dinner. Relaxed seating overlooks a traditional courtyard, shaded by indigenous trees.
Aman Spa and Fitness areas are located beneath the resort in a unique 5,000-square metre, double level, underground recreational facility.
The Spa features a tranquil reception, nine self-contained double treatment rooms and a dedicated Pilates and yoga studio which is naturally lit through an extensive panel of skylights. The Pilates studio is fully-equipped with reformers and private classes can be arranged. The Spa menu features a wide range of health, well-being and beauty treatments.
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The Library includes a wide selection of material on various subjects in several languages, from rare books on the Summer Palace to historic and photographic works on China and the Asian region. Wireless internet access is available. The Library is also host to regular demonstrations of Chinese calligraphy by a skilled master of this ancient art.
The cinema features 37 reclining leather seats and a 21-square metre screen which can be used for movies, television broadcasts and business presentations.
Visit world heritage sites from the resort
Four UNESCO-World Heritage Sites - the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Great Wall are easily accessible from Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing, with the Summer Palace in walking distance and the Great Wall just a one and a half hours' drive away. The 290-hectare Summer Palace is immediately adjacent to the resort. Built in 1750, it long served the Qing Dynasty as an imperial retreat, used to escape the summer heat of the Forbidde...
The hotel offers 8 guestrooms featuringHollywood twin beds and Ming Dynasty-styled armoires. Bathrooms feature twin vanities and separate shower and toilet facilities.
Most of the 10 Courtyard Guestrooms feature king-size or twin beds and Ming Dynasty-styled armoires. Bathrooms also feature twin vanities and separate shower and toilet facilities.
The 8 Suites feature king-size beds, Ming Dynasty-inspired furniture and have a combined bedroom and living areas. All are furnished with daybeds, reading chairs and writing desks. Every suite has its own unique layout and orientation with roomy bathrooms featuring island bathtubs and separate shower and toilet areas.
17 Deluxe Suites also showcase furniture inspired by the Ming Dynasty, and while some have a combined bedroom and living area, others have separate bedrooms. All feature king-size four-poster beds, daybeds, reading chairs and writing desks. Bathrooms are spacious, with twin vanities and free-standing island bathtubs. Adjacent to the bathing area is a dressing room that is furnished with two large Ming-style wardrobes.
There are 7 Courtyard Suites which are identical in design to the Suites, but more spacious.
The Imperial Suite comprises three separate pavilions: a private pavilion, a living/study pavilion and a formal pavilion. The private pavilion is the dominant structure within The Imperial Suite and is composed of a living area, a private dining area and a spa treatment room set around an enclosed courtyard. Adjacent to the reception room, which can be used for private meals, is a lounge featuring a series of drum stools, a tah bench and a coffee table. The bathroom includes a bathtub and two separate spaces with a dressing area in between. Each space contains a shower, toilet and dresser. The living/study pavilion is located along the western side of the private courtyard. The formal pavilion is a boardroom-style meeting room with seating for 14 people. This can also be used for private gatherings.
Combined accommodations for families or friends travelling together:
Family Suite (two bedrooms)
Ideal for those travelling with children, the Family Suite combines a spacious Suite (with king-size bed) and a Guestroom (with twin beds). Both rooms have their own en suite bathrooms with twin vanities and separate showers, while the larger Suite features an island bathtub.
Deluxe Pavilion (two bedrooms)
Situated within the same private south-facing pavilion, the Deluxe Pavilion combines a shared living area with two connecting Deluxe Suites. Each Deluxe Suite has a separate bedroom (with king-size bed) and living room (with daybed), while the en suite bathrooms feature twin vanities, a separate shower and toilet, and an island bathtub.
Traditional Courtyard (four bedrooms)
The Traditional Courtyard combines a Deluxe Pavilion (two Deluxe Suites with a shared living area) and two Courtyard Guest Rooms, all within the same private garden courtyard. Each Deluxe Suite has a separate bedroom (with king-size bed) and living room (with daybed), while the en suite bathrooms feature twin vanities, a separate shower and toilet, and an island bathtub. Each of the Courtyard Guest Rooms contains a king-size bed and daybed, with twin vanities and a shower in the bathroom.
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