Aman at Summer Palace

Hotel Group

Aman

DESTINATION

Beijing, China

HOTEL TYPE

Resort

LOCATION TYPE

Urban Retreat

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.

DETAILED DECRIPTION

Aman at Summer Palace, which opened in fall 2008, is located just outside the east gate of the palace, and meticulously designed to harmonize with the graceful architecture of the former retreat of China's emperors. A series of century-old guesthouses, built for guests awaiting an audience with Empress Dowager Cixi, have been transformed into a hotel with 18 rooms and 25 suites. With their trademark sensitivity to historic properties, Aman has decorated the interiors with period furniture and rich fabrics that evoke the grandeur of the palace itself. There are three restaurants: The Grill; The Chinese Restaurant, which has an elegant Ming Dynasty interior; and Naoki, helmed by chef Naoki Okamura and specializing in his trademark "French Kaiseki", which combines the best of French haute cuisine with Japanese artistry. Other amenities include a bar, a library, and the Aman Club — a spa and fitness-center complex including a large pool, located underground to preserve the harmonious aesthetic of the architecture. The Aman is a 45-minute drive from central Beijing and a 45-minute drive from Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK).

Amenities

24hr room service
banquet facilities
bar/pub
boutiques
business center
cinema
coffee shop
concierge
cribs/infant beds available
disabled facilities
family room
fitness center
fitness classes
games room
garden
indoor pool
library
meeting/conference facilities
multilingual staff
poolside bar
restaurant
safety deposit boxes
salon
sauna
shuttle service
smoking area
spa
steam room
wi-fi in public areas
Why Remote Lands?

Exclusively Asia

With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

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