Mandarin Oriental sets sights on Beijing

Mandarin Oriental has announced that its first property in China’s capital will open its doors in early 2019. Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing will be located in the heart of historic Beijing, with roof terrace views of the Unesco-listed Forbidden City.

Taking its name from the vibrant Wangfujing district, the 73-key boutique hotel is located on the upper two floors of Hongkong Land’s premium retail destination WF Central, while guestrooms are generous in size at a minimum of 55m² – among the largest in Beijing.

The design is tailored specifically towards the needs of the contemporary traveller, deftly combining residential style and luxurious amenities with a fresh and bright colour palette, floor-to-ceiling windows, the latest technology and marble-tiled bathrooms.

The F&B offer, meanwhile, comprises two restaurants and a rooftop bar – all with access to a garden terrace. Café Zi will offer all-day dining, specialising in Asian cuisine and featuring a signature lunchtime dim sum selection created by Michelin-starred Hong Kong chef, Wong Wing-Keung. Mandarin Grill + Bar will serve classic grill-style dishes with interiors by Adam Tihany, while MO Bar will craft innovative cocktails and host resident and international DJs. Elsewhere, the hotel spa will feature four wellness and beauty treatment suites as well as a 25-metre glass-roofed pool.

Within walking distance of the hotel is the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the National Museum and the National Art Museum of China, in addition to the central business and financial districts. The historic hutongs of Beijing, known for their charming courtyard homes, are also dotted around the district, as are ancient temples. Other nearby attractions include the Temple of Heaven, the 798 art district and the Summer Palace. China’s most iconic site, The Great Wall, can also be reached in under 90 minutes.

“Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing will become the prime hotel address in Beijing this winter, offering supreme comfort, impeccable service, incredible cuisine and an unmatchable garden-terrace view of the Unesco-listed Forbidden City,” says Mark Bradford, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing. “We are looking forward to welcoming guests very soon.”