One our three-day trip to Beijing, we stayed at the Four Seasons and it was one of the best hotel experiences I’ve ever had. From the moment we arrived at the hotel, the service was truly five star. The lobby is luxe and welcoming with hot tea and hot chocolate set out for guests. Even before we had arrived, I’d been emailing with their concierge and they made all of our dinner reservations and arranged for a private driver to and from The Great Wall of China for us.
Our room was large and well appointed with an amazing bathroom with a standalone bath (that I used several times with bubble bath), a beautiful shower and giant vanity big enough for two women to simultaneously do our makeup before going out. Each afternoon, the staff left us a tray of treats to return to after sightseeing comprised of cookies, macarons, cake and other sweets that we looked forward to daily.
Beijing was less high speed than the other cities we traveled to, so we had some down time and this was the perfect place to use it. We went to the gym twice and it was just beautiful with its shiny blonde wood floors, a yoga studio and new equipment. It had spa water for guests as well as fresh tea. Their spa facilities were equally impressive, with a beautiful sauna and steam room and jacuzzi, that we spent hours in decompressing after long days in the chill Beijing air. It also helped recalibrate us for what was to be a very long flight back to New York.
The food at The Four Seasons was amazing. We had breakfast, lunch, tea and snacks at the hotel during our stay, and each meal was better than the next. We had lunch at the hotel following our full day at The Great Wall and it was this amazing buffet with everything from local dishes such as ramen to lamb and cheese and cured meats. At breakfast, we had omelettes and fresh fruit and really strong coffees. We also loved having tea at the lobby bar with the beautiful china they presented it on.
The hotel was in a wonderful area surrounded by international embassies. It is walking distance to shopping and restaurants, and just a small cab ride to destinations like the 798 art district and 25 minutes to the airport.
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