Style Boutique-bordello luxury
Setting Heart of the high-rises
In Beijing’s sea of suits and skyscrapers Hotel G stands out as a sophisticated haven of sexy design, delicious fusion food and a 24-hour personal touch. Glamorous, grand, glitzy and gorgeous, it’s easy to see what inspired its name – and its location – in the suitably stylish Sanlitun district.
Need to know
- Rooms 110, including 22 suites.
Double rooms from $177.19 (CNY1,088), excluding tax at 15.5 per cent.
The price shown represents the lowest nightly rate for a double room available at this hotel over the next 21 days. Any price conversions from the hotel's local currency (CNY1,088) have been conducted using today's exchange rates from xe.com.
- More details Rates include buffet breakfast.
- Facilities Gym, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, minibar with free soft drinks, free bottled water. DVD players are available on request.
- Check-out Midday, but may be flexible, subject to availability.
- Children Cribs are free for babies; older kids can stay in extra beds for RMB250 plus tax a night.
- Also Several rooms are set aside for smokers.
Food and drink at Hotel G
Scarlett and Morio are G’s two dining options. Scarlett is the 80s-born lovechild of a modern English gastropub and Studio 54, with wine-racks filling one wall and shimmering Murano red tiles another. Mediterranean tapas, cold cuts and cheeses are served throughout the day, and don’t miss the specials on the blackboard. Morio resembles a laquered Bento box – appropriate, given its Japanese fine-dining menu. The stewed ox tongue has a cult following. The jet black furniture and wasabi-green suede walls create a moody atmosphere for sushi-dining à deux.
- Dress code First-date glamour for the girls – start with the heels and work up. Men should combine Italian tailored shirts with sharp jackets and designer jeans.
- Top table Bag a discretely screened window-table in Morio or slide into a seductive low-lit booth at Scarlett.
- Last orders Scarlett’s mixologists are up round the clock, but the kitchen staff need their sleep, so dinner service stops at 8.30pm.
- Room service There’s a full 24-hour menu.
After dinner in Scarlett, the lights go down and the DJs turn up. There’s a wide wine selection, including a number of Grand crus, and an amenably mingling crowd of city suits and swinging hipsters.
Hotel G No. A7 Gongtixilu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China, 100020
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Our favourite rooms
Eight is traditionally lucky in China, so ask for a room on the eighth floor to guarantee good fortune (or at very least an excellent view of the city). Hotel G’s bedrooms are astonishingly spacious for a city like Beijing, and all come with king-sized beds, and dramatic shadow-stencilled walls softened with velvety purple-paisley sofas and deep downy grey carpet. Even the lowest tier Good Rooms are the size of a normal city suite. Added extravagance in the Great Rooms comes by way of a bath tub to supplement the rain shower, and the Greater Rooms have the businessy benefit of an executive alcove decorated in crimson.
Few Beijing cab drivers speak English; a translation crib-sheet and a map to point at will always help you get where you’re going.
The wellness menu provides food and drink suggestions to help alleviate typical traveller’s torments such as jetlag, insomnia and cramps, and the wide-ranging pillow menu ¬– which includes such enticing options as Glamorous, Grumpy, Genial, Guilty and Gaily – allows you to select something snug to sleep on.