Beijing, China

Rosewood Beijing

Rates from (inc tax)$265.77

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (21CNY), via, using today’s exchange rate.


Sky-high stately home


Lofty hangout

Luxury city-centre hotel Rosewood Beijing is swept up in Beijing’s march to modernity (it’s set in a gleaming skyscraper by the city’s quirky CCTV tower) but its roots run deep. The many modern Chinese artworks on display evoke traditional poetry and calligraphy, guests can sample lost recipes from the north and Peking duck glazed to perfection, or try a traditional spa treatment – all in glamourously groomed surrounds.

Smith Extra

Get this when you book through us:

BlackSmiths get a tea journey at the House of Dynasties, SilverSmiths a Peking duck cookery lesson with the hotel’s chef, and GoldSmiths a private tai chi session by the outdoor terrace or indoor pool


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Need to know


282, including 51 suites.


Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.


Double rooms from $265.77 (CNY1,800), excluding tax at 6 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional service charge of 10% per room per night on check-out.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (CNY1,908.00), via, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates usually include breakfast of your choice (Continental, full-English, American or Chinese) and free entry to Sense spa.


It’s worth spending extra for entry to the Manor Club (CNY850 a night, for each guest), this refined lounging space with a snooker table keeps guests remarkably well fed; breakfast with a live cooking station, afternoon tea and evening cocktails are included free. Take a little self-guided art tour; admire Zheng Lu’s calligraphic pieces, Jiang Shanchun’s portraits and Irish artist Denis Brown’s Chinese poetry-inspired work.

At the hotel

Spa and gym, yoga studio, nightclub, members’ club lounge and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: 50” LCD Smart TV and on-demand movies, Bluray player, Bluetooth music station and Samsung soundbar speakers, control panel for the lighting, air-conditioning and drapes, Nespresso coffee machine, selection of books, minibar and bespoke Lorenzo Villoresi bath products.

Our favourite rooms

It’s rare to have such a spacious room and a furnished balcony – big enough for alfresco drinks – in Beijing, so the Spa Suites are the most desireable. Each has a private entrance to the spa area (so if you’re even slightly famous, you’ll go undetected), but if that’s not exclusive enough, each bedroom has a massage table. Bathrooms feel indulgent too: tubs are big enough for a couple to stretch their legs in, and showers emit fragrant steam as you scrub. If that’s beyond your budget, book a Premier room, which has unobscured views of the iconic CCTV Headquarters.


The huge emerald-hued pool – for adults only – is lined in glittering gold tiles. A glass roof lets in the sunshine, and abundantly leafy sides add a tropical air. Rows of cushioned loungers keep guests comfy, and after dark there’s an ambient green glow and a chilled inner-city ambience. There’s a petite child-friendly pool, too


Sense spa has six treatment rooms and five dedicated Spa Suites for overnight stays, all with city-view balconies to relax on. Guests enter over a footbridge above a candle-dotted pool; there’s a steam room and sauna. Spa journeys combine massages, masks and body wraps; masseurs ease your muscles with saffron and flecks of gold; and Ban Ya Ka La facials call on traditional Chinese practices. Specialised treatments are offered for gents, mums-to-be and teens, too. Gym bunnies can hit the fitness room for a work-out – the treadmills have motivational city views – or stretch in the yoga studio.

Packing tips

Layer your best labels in your suitcase; the ultra-rich play and stay here, and many carry handbags with the same price tag as a sports car.


The hotel’s fully wheelchair-accessible, and some rooms are adapted for guests with mobility issues.


Well-behaved pooches and kitties under 20 kilogrammes are welcome, and beds, bowls and toys are free. Upgrade their stay with the Pamper Your Pet package (CNY2,800 a night), which includes a grooming treatment, dog-walking service and gourmet meal. See more pet-friendly hotels in Beijing.


The hotel’s best suited to teenage Smiths. Deluxe and Premier Rooms and Manor Suites interconnect, teen treatments are available in the spa, and Red Bowl and Country Kitchen are relaxed for family meals. For smalls, there are tricycles (for under-4s).

Best for

Tweens and teens.

Recommended rooms

Deluxe and Premier Rooms interconnect with Manor Suites to form private apartment-style stays.


For smalls, there are tricycles, arts and crafts supplies and board games. Enrol your juniors (aged 2–4) in a free pastry-decorating class held in Bistrot B on Sundays, or book swimming lessons. Older kids can borrow a gaming console and take a teen-tailored treatment in the spa. Beyond the hotel, the Chaoyang Theatre’s acrobats’ antics will entertain.

Swimming pool

Close to the main pool, there’s a smaller, heated family-friendly pool; there’s no lifeguard so you may need to act as look-out.


The more casual Country Kitchen and Red Bowl are best suited to family meals. 


Babysitters can be booked for CNY150 an hour. This must be booked a day in advance. Guests should pay the sitter in cash, and after midnight, a taxi fare of CNY100 will be added to the booking.

No need to pack

If you arrive with a baby in tow, formula, baby wipes and purées can be acquired by the helpful staff.


Sweet-tooths will thrill at the teetering ice-cream sundaes, pancakes, macarons, moon cakes and other treats on offer.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Bistrot B’s tropical terrace – a jungly medley of Boston ferns, Japanese fatsia, maidenhair and philodendron – offers peaceful respite from the city’s chaos.

Dress Code

Look the business in Bistrot B in tailoring or glittery trimmings; otherwise pack some stylish play-wear.

Hotel restaurant

Set around an open-island kitchen, where chefs work a wood-fired grill and woks, Bistrot B serves soigné French fare at intimate tables or on its leafy terrace. A secluded tasting pairs old- and new-world wines with cheeses. In scarlet-hued Red Bowl, the humble hot-pot is celebrated; order a bowl at the bar or share a steaming pot at your table. Country Kitchen creates a cosy village-eatery feel with wood, brick and earthenware elements. Here, dine on northern Chinese dishes, including Beijing roast duck and Qing Dynasty-style roasted pork-belly. If you’re taking breakfast in the Manor Club, their generous buffet has prawn bar gan dumplings, wonton soup, make-your-own pancakes or waffles drizzled with citrus cream. Ingredients hail from local suppliers: Rongkin and Shunyi Farms, Le Fromager de Pekin and Liugou tofu village.

Hotel bar

Mei is three bars in one: a spirited trinity of whisky, wine and cocktail bar, each dressed in exposed timber and brick with leather seating. There’s a private elevator entrance at street level, and the cocktails just eke into first place for drinks such as the Pisco Sour with marshmallow garnish. Bistrot B has a more grown-up feel; the city’s socialites gather here for afternoon tea and after dark business deals are bartered over long drinks and champagne. If you have access to the Manor Lounge, help yourself to free nightly cocktails with a kick. 

Last orders

Bistrot B’s breakfast runs from 6.30am–10.30am; lunch here or in Country Kitchen (Monday to Sunday) from 11.30am–2.30pm; and dinner is served 5.30pm–10.30pm throughout. Drinks are poured in Bistrot B’s lounge till midnight; on weekends, Mei closes at 3am.

Room service

Fancy breakfast in bed? Or a midnight snack? The staff will deliver local and international dishes to your door day or night. You can also order a nightcap, but minibars are handsomely stocked.


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Rosewood Beijing
Jing Guang Centre, Hujialou, Chaoyang District


Beijing Capital International Airport is a 30-minute drive from the hotel. Virgin arrives from the UK, Air China and United from the US. If you’re flying across the Pacific, connect via Seoul or fly direct.


Hop on the Airport Express metro line, then change on line 10 for the Hujialou stop, a five-minute walk from the hotel. The fare for each journey is CNY2, but a Transportation Smart Card allows for easy sightseeing throughout your stay.


Beijing’s metro system is comprehensive and cheap, whereas the traffic system is a little more frustrating. However, if you need a car, there’s a hire booth at the airport; to reach the hotel, take the S12 Airport Expressway then change at the East Third Ring Road. If taking a taxi, bring a phrasebook – the language barrier can seem impenetrable at times.

Worth getting out of bed for

Rosewood Beijing’s suited-and-booted location isn’t all business; the avant garde scenes of the 798 Art Zone or lesser-mused-over Cao Chang Di Art Area (both a 20-minute drive) draw a cool and cultured crowd. In the former, swot up on Beijing’s contemporary artists, from boundary-pushing performances at Beijing Tokyo Art Projects (+86 (0)10 8457 3245), where He Yunchang cast himself in concrete, to superstar shows throughout 798 District (+86 (0)10 5978 9798), where Zeng Fanzhi and Cai Guo-Qiang have exhibited work. The latter has galleries gaining in popularity; see modernised inks at Pékin Fine Arts, sophisticated snaps at Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, and the striking works in the industrial, concrete-clad Red Brick Art Museum. Wander past dinky shops and historic siheyuan houses lining the city’s hutongs (alleyways). Shoppers can nab some of beijing’s finest souvenirs at bold designer Vega Zaishi Wang’s boutique, Principle M tailors, and hip designer store Dong Liang Studio. The hotel can arrange a special trip to the ‘wild’ sections of the Great Wall: sections of the Unesco World Heritage site from Simatai to Jinshanling and around Xiangshui Lake. Guests can also combine a visit to the Taoist Temple of Earth with a traditional tea ceremony at the Liu Xian Guan teahouse, next to the 600-year-old Confucious Temple. A stay here is also an excellent chance to learn some authentic Chinese recipes; one of the hotel’s talented chefs can accompany you to the market then show you how to whip up a feast, divulging tips and tricks along the way. 

Local restaurants

Beijing has a great gastronomic heritage, so restaurants nearby will serve up a sumptuous meal and often teach you how to make it too. At Hutong Kitchen (+86 (0)10 8401 4788) guests learn how to sculpt tofu and julienne potatoes with a cleaver before dining on the decadent results; and they’ll help you perfect your Peking duck glaze. Set just off the gentrified Nanluoguxiang stretch, Mercante (+86 (0)10 8402 5098) stands out for its intimate setting, with just eight tables, and home-made Italian fare, such as house-made parpadelle topped with a duck or rabbit ragu. Black Sesame Kitchen (+86 (0)136 9147 4408), along Zhong Lao Hutong is a cosy eatery with cookery classes at luncthime and convivial wine-and-dine meals in the evening.

Local cafés

The dumplings at Baoyuan Jiaozi Wu are perhaps Beijing most colourful; these plump parcels of joy – filled with pork and cabbage, broccoli and apricot kernels and more – are denoted by crispy purple, orange and green shells. 1901 Café (+86 (0)10 6616 0335), in the Xicheng District, has a unique setting in 18th-century Xishiku Church, where guests sip their cups of joe in the baroque-style annex. 

Local bars

Beijing’s bar scene moves from groomed cocktail bars to drinks in ancient temples. The besuited barkeeps at Ginza-style speakeasy D.Bespoke take their tipples very seriously; mixologist Daiki Kanetaka spent four months in Jerez to get his sherry-sommelier certficate and honed his skills at Scotland’s Ardbeg and Glenfiddich distilleries. Hipsters head to Parisian-style Modernista bar for its shabby-chic art deco-aping setting and live music – they even have mahjong tiles if you’re after a low-key night. Contempio, on the site of a 600-year-old temple has a serene courtyard for daytime coffees and after-dark cocktails alike. VA Bar (+86 (0)10 5844 3638) has one of the city’s most authentic music scenes, the punters crowding into its one room are there to listen, not just look cool. School Bar is owned by the bassist from Chinese punk band Joyside, so its duly littered with gig posters and live bands play fast and loose; but this dive-y rock venue has a grown-up air and makes for a fun night.


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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this city centre hotel in Beijing and unpacked their handmade Tibetan rug and Philip Lim wares, a full account of their gourmet break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Rosewood Beijing in the heart of China’s capital…
Enter through tidy, peaceful gardens, then cross a threshold guarded by enormous stone lions (sculpted by artist Song Jianshu): guests at Rosewood Beijing tread a path symbolic of the ascent to mountaintop kingdoms – albeit in fresh-out-the-box, modern-day Beijing style, with elevators, thankfully. Calligraphic art, restaurants serving home-style hot pots and perfectly glazed Peking duck, and historically infomed spa treatments reinforce this sense of place within. The hotel’s unabashedly opulent – with beautifully conceived spa suites with balconies, and free high tea and cocktails in the limited-access Manor Club – but it’s no ivory tower, thanks to an easygoing attitude and a team of staff who’ll treat you like a latter-day emperor. 

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Rosewood Beijing’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The hotel was wonderful. The room was lovely, the food was delicious and the staff did a few extra things that made our stay incredibly special. Go to Duck de Chine, a lovely restored hutong house with a great duck.

Don’t expect

...A family style hotel. Very much for adults.


Stayed on 9 Oct 2016