CHINA WORLD (SHANGRI-LA), Beijing

Style: Luxury Hotel Perfect for: Private events, meetings, business, weddings
Area: next to the shopping and historical district.
The award-winning China World Hotel, Beijing, is an ideally located luxury hotel in Beijing situated a heartbeat away from world-class shopping and unique historical attractions, right in the heart of the city's diplomatic and central business district. The hotel offers discerning travellers spacious luxury accommodation in the heart of China's capital,Beijing.

The hotel has 716 beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites, decorated with contemporary Asian art, marble bathrooms, soothing earth tone fabrics and sleek furnishings. For comfort, large feather duvets and a menu offering various pillows ensure a quality night's sleep.

The hotel houses some of Beijing's finest restaurants. Enjoy the chic atmosphere and European cuisine at Aria over a glass of wine or classic Chinese cuisine is available at Summer Palace. The bustling open kitchen at Scene a Cafe serves a superb international meal or alternatively, retire to the refined elegance of the Lobby Lounge, where an unparalleled selection of teas, drinks and cocktails makes for an excellent way to close a day of meetings or sightseeing.

For a great workout, the magnificent Fitness Centre at China World Hotel features a heated indoor swimming pool and a state-of-the-art gymnasium equipped with spacious exercise studios and the latest cardio-fitness machines. The squash and indoor tennis courts are some of the finest in Beijing, as are the steam rooms and jacuzzis. Guests can also indulge in traditional Chinese massage or try out the city's only Oxygen Room.

Fantastic facilities, superb location and unparalleled service ensure that China World Hotel's guests return again and again.

THE LOBBY LOUNGE

The dramatic lobby blends old and new China with the skillful utilization of gold, red lacquer, Bohemian crystal chandeliers, marble and classical Chinese art pieces, all of which evoke grandeur and exceptional luxury. China World Hotel's Lobby Lounge is the place to be for a relaxing moment away from the hustle and bustle of Beijing. Its tasteful decor is rich with ...
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Chinese traditions, yet it also exudes modern sophistication.

The Lobby Lounge is the perfect venue for a laid-back business meeting or a casual get-together among friends. Soothing live music from the grand piano and internationally acclaimed singers, along with the natural light filtered through the skylight, creates a relaxed setting and sense of well-being.

The stage supporting the grand piano also accommodates the Beijing Youth Orchestra, which performs every Saturday and Sunday from 4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. during Afternoon High Tea. With 20 talented musicians, the renowned orchestra has a wide repertoire including international and Chinese classical tunes. The performance also features an opera singer.

The Lobby Lounge menu also features a selection of beverages including wines and cocktails as well as boasts an extensive liquor list featuring the best cognacs and whiskeys.

DINING - ARIA AND THE SUMMER PALACE

Aria sets the benchmark by pioneering wine dinners in Beijing attended by the world's most prominent winemakers. The upscale restaurant and bar delivers stylish, modern European cuisine in a smart casual dining environment, With an extensive wine selection built to complement the menu, every meal is certain to be unique, and delightfully memorable. Arrive early and sit at the wine bar ...
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where a pre-dinner drink goes perfectly with live jazz music. Pick a Choice wine from an extensive global wine list or from an organic wine menu featuring international selections. Aria's wine selection has been recognised with several awards, culminating in '2009 Best of Award of Excellence' from the influential US magazine Wine Spectator.

Summer Palace

Combining a classic Cantonese menu with light, creative Huaiyang cuisine and placing a strong emphasis on Chinese tea culture as well as fine wine with its exclusive sommelier's selection of French Bordeaux vintages, the Summer Palace also serves a popular dim sum lunch daily. There are also six chic private dining rooms available for more intimate occassions.

The restaurant recently introduced a new menu under 'The Master of Tastes' consisting of 120 tantalising new dishes, including eight signature specialities created by Cantonese Master Chef Stanley Yuen and Huaiyang Head Chef Xin Qing Hou.

GATE-TO-GATE SERVICE WITH CHINA WORLD HOTEL'S 'AIRPORT BUTLER'

Extending Shangri-La's renowned hospitality to the airport gate, China World Hotel, Beijing's free airport butler service eases travel hassels for guests who book hotel limousine transfers. The airport butlers ensure ground travel goes smoothly from the moment guests touch ground until they are comfortably ensconced in their hotel room.

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aircraft gate as the traveller deplanes with a personalised welcome sign in hand. The butler then escorts the guest through immigration, baggage claim and customs to a waiting hotel limousine. The airport butler also inquires if the guest has any special requests or needs and alerts the hotel in advance. Upon arrival at the hotel, the traveler is met by a guest relations officer and whisked to his or her room for private check-in.

Upon departure, the airport butler meets the guest's hotel limousine curbside at the terminal with a luggage cart, preprinted departure card and airport departure tax in hand, saving the traveller a 20-minute wait in line to pay the tax. The airport butler carries the luggage and escorts the guest to the airport check-in counter and through immigration and security checkpoints. He sees the guest safely to the departure gate and bids him or her farewell.

PLACES OF INTEREST
  • Silk Market (10 minutes)
  • Altar of the Sun (10 minutes)
  • National Centre fo the Performing Arts (20 minutes)
  • Forbidden City (25 minutes)
Figures in brackets show the travel time by car from the hotel
TRANSPORT
  • Hotel limousine service (including hybrid car rental)
  • Taxis are readily available and can be organised by the hotel.
  • Private cars are available.
  • The city has a good subway and bus service.
SERVICES
  • The Summer Palace - Chinese cuisine
  • Aria - European cuisine
  • Nadam - Japanese
  • Lobby Lounge - Teas, drinks and cocktails
  • Scene a Cafe - Buffet
  • Gourmet Corner - Takeaway
  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Spa Services
  • Tennis Court
  • Horizon Club
  • Steam Room
  • Business Services
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