Aman at Summer Palace

Summary

The Aman at Summer Palace is a serene retreat, with peaceful internal courtyards embracing traditional Chinese architecture, making it a stark contrast to the hustle and bustle of Beijing. The hotel is just steps away from the East Gate of one of Beijing's iconic sights - The Summer Palace. Housed in a series of pavilions originally used by guests waiting for an audience with the Empress and now transformed into everything a contemporary luxury hotel can offer.

Highlights

  • Traditional Chinese architecture
  • Fantastic location for sightseeing
  • Tranquil atmosphere in the heart of the city
  • Private access to the Summer Palace

Location

Beijing, China

How to get there

The Beijing Capital International airport is about an hour away and is served by domestic as well as international flights. The Beijing West train station is 40 minutes away and has high-speed trains from Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzen etc.

Best time to go

Generally speaking, the best months to visit China are in the spring or autumn months of April, May, September and October as temperatures are warm and it is fairly dry.

Our thoughts

A secret door from the hotel leads directly into The Summer Palace which only adds to the mystic charm and beauty of this unique hotel.


  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Gym
  • Cinema
  • Free WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Babysitting
  • Massage
  • Laundry Service
  • Shops
  • Library
  • 24/7 room service
  • Concierge service
  • Butler
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour guide
  • Currency exchange
  • Bikes available
  • Wine cellar
  • Squash court

The Grill -The Grill features Western cuisine specialising in grilled to order prime cuts of aged beef, lamb, pork and fish. The cuisine is designed to give you a homely, hearty feel. The chefs are known to await your requests for anything special you may have a craving for.

The Chinese Restaurant - The Chinese Restaurant features traditional Cantonese featuring Peking Duck and original Imperial dishes. The restaurant is situated around manicured courtyards. Here the chefs focus on freshness and flavour with recipes handed down from generations past. Private dining is also available.

Naoki - Chef Naoki Okumura's famous French Kaiseki cuisine beautifully combines the best of French techniques with Japanese artistry. Through fresh ingredients and continuously updated menus, you'll have a piece of artwork on your plate each time it's served.

The Reflection Pavilion - This is the house bar with stunning views across the Chinese lotus ponds. It's the perfect place to relax post dinner with a great selection of house cocktails and a specialist Cigar Room for the true cigar aficionados.

All the rooms at Aman Summer Palace run with the same regal, elegant and calming theme. The suites are surrounded by gardens which, like a maze, crisscross with stately paths leading you to your room. Jin clay tiles line the floor while traditional bamboo screens at to the mystery and romance of these stylish and well-designed rooms. The vaulted beamed ceiling compliment the huge king sized beds (which offer a great night sleep), while the bathrooms have twin sinks and a separate shower.

  • Courtyard Guestroom
  • Suite
  • Deluxe Suite
  • Courtyard Suite
  • Tea ceremony
  • Paper cutting
  • Calligraphy
  • Movies
  • Private entrance to Summer Palace
  • Daily fitness activities
  • Pilates

Children's activities are regularly offered.


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