New luxury in the midst of old luxury

sleep November 07, 2018 09:00

By The Nation

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The Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, located in the heart of historic Beijing, with roof-terrace views of the Forbidden City, will open its doors in early 2019.

The first Mandarin Oriental property in China’s capital, it will be positioned as the city’s most luxurious boutique hotel and will feature the Group’s core pillars of chic design and architecture, exceptional dining facilities and a Spa offering the latest wellness and beauty facilities. 

The hotel takes its name from the lively Wangfujing district in which it is located and is seamlessly connected to WF Central, Hong Kong Land's leading premium lifestyle retail destination with a dynamic mix of more 130 tenants including 20 brands debuting in Beijing or China. The hotel is just minutes from Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, within easy reach of the CBD and financial district.

The 73-room boutique hotel is located on the upper two floors of WF Central with rooms that are a minimum of 55 sqm, among the largest in Beijing, many with views towards the magnificent Forbidden City.

The design is tailored specifically towards the needs of the contemporary traveller, deftly combining residential style and luxurious amenities. A fresh and bright colour palette, floor-to-ceiling windows, the latest technology, and marble-tiled bathrooms enhance the elegance.

In keeping with the Group’s reputation for dining excellence, Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing will have two stylish restaurants and a rooftop bar – all with access to a spectacular garden terrace. Cafe Zi will offer all-day dining, specialising in Asian cuisine and featuring a signature lunchtime dim sum selection created by Michelin-starred Hong Kong chef, Wong Wing-Keung. Mandarin Grill and Bar will feature classic grill-style dishes with interiors by Adam Tihany, while MO Bar will serve innovative cocktails and feature resident and international DJs.

The Spa will have four suites offering the refined and carefully-curated wellness and beauty treatments Mandarin Oriental is famed for, as well as a 25-metre, glass-roofed pool.

Within walking distance are the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the National Museum and the National Art Museum of China. The historic hutongs (alleyways) of Beijing, known for their charming courtyard homes, are also dotted around the district, as are ancient, tucked-away temples. Other easily accessible attractions include, the Temple of Heaven, the 798 art district and the Summer Palace. China’s most iconic site, the Great Wall, can be reached in under 90 minutes.