Few hotels in the world say both history and luxury better than The Pen. And the palatial five-star Peninsula Beijing in the heart of the capital says both in big, bold letters.
Just a short stroll from The Forbidden City and within easy access of Beijing Railway Station, the hotel is fresh off a multimillion-dollar facelift.
Its history dates back to 1989, when it opened as The Palace Hotel. In the 1990s, the first Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Hermès stores in mainland China opened in the hotel’s shopping arcade. Peninsula Hotels assumed management in 1996, and in 2017 it completed a US$123 million renovation, becoming an all-suite hotel and renovating all of its public spaces.
The 230 suites at The Peninsula Beijing, on Goldfish Lane in the historic Wangfujing area, are immaculately designed, each with a separate bedroom, bathroom, living room and cloakroom. Inspired by Chinese culture, each is styled with contemporary and classic Chinese motifs and artworks.
For dining, indulge in a contemporary French gastronomic journey at Jing Restaurant or a classic Cantonese experience at Huang Ting. Workout in the state-of-the-art fitness centre, swim in the heated indoor pool, treat yourself to a spa treatment or shop in The Peninsula Arcade, spread out over three levels. Or use the hotel as your perfectly located base to explore Beijing from the heart of the city.