We especially enjoyed the opportunities we had to go off the beaten path ... and look forward to sharing even more authentic experiences.
A Massachusetts family

Aman at Summer Palace

Why We Love This Hotel :

History: Set in a series of historic pavilions that once housed guests of the Imperial Court, the Aman at Summer Palace evokes the former opulence of imperial China.

Intimacy: Like the other Aman resorts properties, the Aman at Summer Palace boasts an intimate, comfortable setting and fantastic, attentive service.

Location: The Aman at Summer Palace is an ideal location from which to explore the Great Wall – which lies some two hours away by car.

Convenience: The historic Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved imperial park in China, is mere steps away from the Aman at Summer Palace.


The Aman at Summer Palace has a host of luxurious recreational facilities for its guests to make use of while staying at the hotel. From its extensive underground holistic spa, to its 37-seater movie room, its library containing rare books, to its imported cigar room, guests will find themselves with a seemingly endless supply of things to do without even leaving the hotel.

Aman Spa

The Aman Spa consists of nine underground rooms that feature a large menu of holistic treatments.  Additionally, there is an in-house beauty salon.


The fitness center at Aman consists of a Pilates studio, where guests can do the latest workouts and exercises, and a well-equipped gym with weights and machines.

Library and Movie Theatre

A comfortable, spacious area, the library at the Aman features a wide range of books, magazines, and newspapers from around the world.  Additionally, the movie theater shows all the manner of movies and documentaries, and accommodates up to 37 guests in reclining leather seats.

Swimming Pool

The Aman contains an 82-foot indoor swimming pool with climate control, loungers, and lighting.

The Reflection Pavilion

The Reflection Pavilion 
is a tranquil spot next to a lotus pond facing a music pavilion. Guests may sit at the the Reflection Pavilion 
sipping their favorite drink while watching local musicians playing traditional Chinese music in the music pavilion next door. There is a separate cigar room attached to the bar specializing in high quality imported cigars. 

Venue Rooms

The Aman also contains a number of venue rooms suitable for special events and business meetings.


Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing has four main restaurants serving Chinese, Western, French and Japanese cuisine, as well as a lobby lounge for afternoon tea and a pavilion bar with live music. 

Chinese Restaurant

Despite its nondescript name, this eatery is the Aman’s signature restaurant, and boasts a wide range of cuisine to match.  From classic, crispy-skin Peking duck, slow roasted in traditional ovens with a secret blend of wood, to regional Cantonese specialties, the Chinese Restaurant provides fine Chinese fare served in an elegant, tasteful setting.


The signature restaurant of Chef Naoki Okumura, Naoki blends French techniques, tastes, and ingredients with Japanese aesthetics.  Guests, who are seated around a counter or at separate tables, may look on as their food is prepared by highly-trained chefs.

The Grill

Set in a traditional Chinese space overlooking the gardens of the Aman, the Grill serves grilled-to-order steaks, seafood and poultry with potatoes, fries, fresh salads and baked breads.

The Lobby

Decorated with scrolls of fine Chinese calligraphy, rattan furniture, and tasteful, elegant wood paneling, the elegant Lobby lounge bar serves breakfasts, afternoon tea and light snacks.  



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