The Peninsula Beijing has undergone a sweeping revamp and renovation, injecting new energy into the design and elevating the guest experience. To start, the hotel’s room count has been reduced by half, making each guest room roughly double its former size. Each refashioned suite has a private cinema and an expansive dressing space, in addition to the usual living quarters which include a beautiful bedroom, bathroom, and dining area. On the top floor of the hotel, you will find exclusive two-storey loft-style rooms that provide guests with an atmosphere reminiscent of an urban flat in central Beijing. And, for the ultimate in luxe, the exclusive Peninsula Suite is a 6,500-square-foot space fashioned to evoke the memory of a traditional courtyard home; the kind typically inhabited by a Chinese aristocrat.
Design elements honouring China’s heritage are woven throughout the property, including materials such as bronze, jade, white marble, and rosewood, which were used in the ancient palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties—think the magisterial Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, and the Great Wall, for instance. Motifs such as the tortoise shell, the peony flower, and the Imperial hexagon pattern also make appearances amongst the hotel’s interior finishes.
And not only is The Peninsula Beijing situated in the heart of China’s cultural capital, but the region’s vibrant art scene has made its way into the property itself. The Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art’s executive director, Michael Suh, has curated the hotel’s art collection, which will feature commissioned pieces by legendary ink painter Quin Feng. Furthermore, an in-hotel art residency program will offer both a rooftop studio for The Peninsula Beijing’s artists-in-residence, as well as a viewing area for guests to appreciate the hotel’s latest additions from the city’s local art scene.